Cadillac’s new entry-level affluence auto is here. With the all-new CT4, Cadillac wants to breathe new activity into its action auto portfolio by advancement its achievement bold and arresting aboriginal with key technology features.
The company’s bunched ATS auto and auto never absolutely bent on with customers, and Cadillac says the CT4 will abode best of the objections that steered buyers against the accustomed German competition. To this end, the CT4 gets upgrades both central and out to accord it added pizzazz. Inside, Cadillac is activity for a cleaner, sleeker architecture with upgraded materials. Sportier models get darker elements and bargain use of chrome and able metal for a added chaste look.
The CT4 will additionally be the aboriginal of Cadillac’s abate commuter cars to action Super Cruise, which will bear hands-free operation on added than 200,000 afar of U.S. and Canadian highways. Cadillac affairs to cycle the latest abundance of Super Cruise out to its absolute calendar by the end of 2020.
Like the ATS replaces, the CT4 is fundamentally a compact, rear-wheel drive action sedan. Whereas the ATS debuted with a chiral manual and a V-6 option, the CT4 makes absolute use of turbocharged four-pots and automated gearboxes. The abject agent is a 2.0-liter assemblage bearing 237 application and 238 pound-feet of torque and is commutual to an 8-speed automated transmission. The alternative 2.7-liter turbo-4, which we’ve apparent abroad in GM’s portfolio, makes 309 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque actuality in its abject tune. This agent is akin to GM’s new 10-speed automatic.
We say “base,” because Cadillac is added segmenting its achievement offerings in an accomplishment to mirror the Europeans’ approach. Where V-branded models were already the acme of Cadillac performance, they’re actuality rebranded as entry-level achievement models. As such, the CT4-V gets an uprated adaptation of the aforementioned 2.7-liter turbo-4 that makes 325 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. This new archetypal will attempt with the brand of the Audi S4, BMW M340i and the Mercedes-AMG C43.
CT4 models with the 2.0-liter agent will backpack “350T” branding, while those with the average 2.7-liter beneath the awning will affectation “500T” badges. (The numbers about accompany with the torque rating, abstinent in Newton meters.) The CT4-V won’t get this classification at all; Cadillac believes the “V” will do all the talking.
A higher-output model, which may backpack the new Blackwing badge, is coming. This will accord Cadillac a new BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 adversary to alter the now-deceased ATS-V. Details on Cadillac’s range-topper are still unknown, but it may be powered by a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder authoritative added than 400 horsepower.
Cadillac will activate demography orders for the 2020 CT4 after this year. Attending for appraisement afterpiece to its official launch.
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