Cadillac CT4

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Cadillac CT4
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Manufacturer General Motors
Model years 2020–present
AssemblyUnited States: Lansing, Michigan (Lansing Grand River Assembly) [1]
Shanghai, China (Shanghai GM)
Body and chassis
Class Compact executive car (D)
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout [2]
F4 layout
Platform GM Alpha 2 [2]
Transmission 6-speed TR-6060 manual (CT4 V Blackwing option)
8-speed automatic [3]
10-speed Hydra-Matic 10L90 automatic [4]
Wheelbase 109.3 in (2,776 mm)
Length187.2 in (4,755 mm)
Width71.5 in (1,816 mm)
Height56.0 in (1,422 mm)
Curb weight 3,616 lb (1,640 kg) (CT4-V, RWD)
Predecessor Cadillac ATS

The Cadillac CT4 is a compact executive sedan manufactured and marketed by Cadillac. It replaced the Cadillac ATS sedan and sits below the CT5 in Cadillac's lineup. [5] The CT4-V was unveiled first on May 30, 2019, followed by the standard CT4 four months later. [6] Cadillac assembles the CT4 at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan.



The CT4 went on sale in the second quarter of 2020. Following Cadillac's new "Y" trim strategy, the CT4 is offered in base Luxury trim, as well as Sport and Premium Luxury trims. [3] The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (I4), producing 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb⋅ft (350 N⋅m) torque. Optional with the Premium Luxury is a 2.7-liter turbo I4, producing 309 hp (230 kW) and 348 lb⋅ft (472 N⋅m) of torque.


Cadillac unveiled a high performance variant, the CT4-V, on May 30, 2019 alongside the CT5-V to replace the ATS-V. [4] It is powered by a 2.7-liter turbocharged I4 producing 325 hp (242 kW) and 380 lb⋅ft (515 N⋅m) of torque.

CT4-V Blackwing

The CT4-V Blackwing is a higher performance version of the CT4-V powered by a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 472 hp (352 kW) and 445 lb⋅ft (603 N⋅m) of torque. It comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and is also available with an optional 10-speed automatic. [7] Cadillac claims a 0-60 mph acceleration time for the CT4-V Blackwing of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph (304 km/h). [8]


Calendar YearUnited StatesChina [9]
20204,889 [10] 16,616

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