The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing was first seen in a teaser aired during the Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance race, and was officially unveiled on February 1st, 2021. The range-topping model is set to enter the market during the summer of 2021 as a 2022 model year vehicle.
|Model years:||2022 – Present|
|Assembly Location:||Lansing Grand River Plant, Michigan, USA|
|Engine:||Twin-turbocharged 3.6L V-6 LF4|
|Transmission:||6-Speed Manual, GM Hydra-Matic 10-Speed Auto|
To set the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing apart from its more pedestrian counterparts, the automaker incorporated a variety of exterior cues and aero upgrades. Up front, a pronounced lower lip section is attached to a reshaped bumper, which also features large side intakes. Available carbon fiber packages further improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics, and increase the CT4-V Blackwing’s aesthetics, at least to those who are fans of the lightweight material.
The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing also offers ten exterior color options as shown in the gallery below.
The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing also offers two optional carbon-fiber packages, dubbed Carbon Fiber 1 Package (CFZ Pkg) and Carbon Fiber 2 Package (CFV Pkg).
Carbon Fiber 1 Package – $4,100
- Front splitter
- Front wheel well deflectors
- Front dive planes
- Rear extra aero spoiler
Carbon Fiber 2 Package – $5,230
- Requires Carbon Fiber 1 Package
- Rocker moldings
- Rocker extensions
- Rear valance diffuser
Those looking to order their very own Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing should be aware that the Carbon Fiber 2 Package cannot be ordered without the Carbon Fiber 1 Package, meaning that the total cost of the Carbon Fiber 2 Package is $9,330. While the carbon fiber components are often seen as a cosmetic enhancement, the performance aspect is arguably more important. According to Cadillac, the wind-tunnel-tested carbon fiber packages can reduce lift by 75 percent compared to the standard aero.
The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing features quite an array of standard technological features, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability along with Surround Vision with recording, a head-up display with three display personas, and more.
The CT4-V Blackwing is also equipped with a standard AKG premium audio system, which features brushed aluminum grilles with laser etching, and Neodymium magnets to reduce weight while still producing a premium sound experience.
Another noteworthy highlight is the new configurable instrument cluster with a 12-inch-diagonal HD display. The cluster includes unique V-Series Blackwing graphics, and customizable performance settings such as a Track screen with performance timers for 0-60 mile per hour sprints, quarter-mile acceleration, lap times and more. The second-generation Performance Data Recorder is also available, and provides drivers with improved recording capabilities and new levels of driving analysis.
A ‘high-performance’ steering wheel is also available, and is included with either of the optional high-performance front seats. Compared to the standard steering wheel, the optional steering wheel is leather-bound instead of sueded microfiber and includes a V-Mode button, Performance Traction Management switch, carbon fiber trim, and VIN numbering.
From a mechanical standpoint, the CT4-V Blackwing is an indirect successor to the ATS-V Sedan.
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Specs
|Type:||3.6L LF4 V6|
|GM RPO Code:||LF4|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6|
|Block Material:||Cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||Dual-overhead camshafts, four-valves per cylinder, with continuously variable valve timing|
|Power – (HP / kW @ RPM):||472 / 352 @ — (GM est.)|
|Torque – (lb.-ft./ Nm @ RPM):||445 / 603 @ — (GM est.)|
|Type:||10-Speed Automatic (MQA) & 2.85 axle ratio or 6-Speed Manual (MG9) & 3.73 axle ratio|
|Front Suspension:||Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 with V-Series-specific calibrations|
|Rear Suspension:||Five-link independent; Magnetic Ride Control 4.0|
|Steering Type:||Electric, rack-mounted, variable-effort premium power steering with V-Series-specific calibrations|
|Turning Circle (ft. / m):||39 / 11.9 (RWD), 40.7 / 12.6 (AWD)|
|Brakes:||six-piston Brembo brake calipers with vented rotors||four-piston Brembo brake calipers with vented rotors|
|Brake rotor size – Standard (in / mm):||14.96 x 1.34 / 380 x 34||13.4 x 1.1 / 340.5 x 28|
|Wheel Size:||18-inch by 9.0-inch front and 18-inch by 9.5-inch rear|
|Tire:||255/35ZR18 front and 275/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S|
|Wheelbase (in. / mm):||109.3 / 2775|
|Overall Length (in. / mm):||187.2 / 4756|
|Overall Width (in. / mm):||71.5 / 1815 (w/o mirrors)|
|Overall Height (in. / mm):||56 / 1423|
|Front Track (in. / mm):||60.3 / 1532|
|Rear Track (in. / mm):||61.7 / 1568|
|Headroom (in. / mm):||38.3 / 973 (front), 36.5 / 928 (rear)|
|Legroom (in. / mm):||42.4 / 1077 (front), 33.4 / 848 (rear)|
|Shoulder Room (in. / mm):||55.2 / 1403 (front), 53.9 / 1370 (rear)|
|Hip Room (in. / mm):||53 / 1346 (front),52.5 / 1333 (rear)|
|Dry weight (lbs. / kg)||3616 / 1640 (V-Series RWD) – est.|
|Cargo volume (cu. ft. / liters)||10.7 / 303|
|Fuel capacity (U.S. gallon / liters)||17.4 / 66.0|
|0 – 60 mph (seconds)||Quarter-mile acceleration (sec)|
|2022 CT4-V Blackwing||3.8 est (w/ automatic transmission)||TBD|
See Cadillac CT4 sales numbers for all markets, including the United States, Canada, Middle East, Russia, and South Korea.
- Cadillac CT4 sales are comprised of all CT4 variants, including CT4, CT4-V, and CT4-V Blackwing.
- Information for market (country) specified.
- Sales information compiled from various sources by Motrolix.
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