Written by Marco Carvajal
2023 Cadillac CT4 V Series
The Sporty CT 4 Sedan
I am driving the 2023 Cadillac CT4 an American luxury sports sedan with a very attractive exterior and enough power for performance. The CT4 is ready to compete with European sedans.
The prestigious brand Cadillac is one of the classic American luxury car manufacturers owned by General Motors. Cadillac together with Buick are both considered the oldest automobile brands.
Cadillac vehicles are sold in more than fifty countries and territories but the main market is the United States where Cadillac is well known by everyone as an elegant classic American tradition and recently becoming more trendy.
New Cadillac models are not only elegant and luxurious but also trendy and fast, with a younger design and style, powered by fast engines, and a sporty look that attracts new generations into the Cadillac brand. When driving the sporty CT4 sedan you feel that Cadillac has reinvented its brand to compete with modern sports cars.
V Series Performance
The new V Series is the key to opening new doors for Cadillac against its German rivals. The “V” stands for “Victory” this is the name of Cadillac’s high-performance division.
If you love racing cars you can drive daily then the 2023 CT4 V-Series Luxury Sport Sedan delivers an exhilarating driving experience with luxury and performance, this fast vehicle is fast and stylish.
The new 2023 CT4 V Series sedan includes strong upgrades and high-performance features, becoming a good choice instead of traditional German competitors like BMW and Mercedes Benz.
The top-of-the-line V Series trim, the CT4 V Series Blackwing sedan is a direct competitor to the popular BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C 63. The CT 4 V has strong bold styling as one of the most powerful Cadillac cars ever.
Driving the CT4 V Series, I can enjoy the luxury feeling merged into a clean modern young Cadillac with a very trendy design. The refined, driver-centric comforts and spirited performance of the CT4-V are impressive. This sedan can bring out your inner race car driver with the ultra-high performance CT4-V Blackwing, just push the accelerator and feel the great response of the wheel to fall in love with this sporty sedan.
Trims and Pricing for the 2023 Cadillac CT4 V Series
The sporty luxury CT4 V Series is available in 2 trim model variations with a price range starting at a low $46K pricing for the CT4 V base model. Then the top of the line, CT4-V BLACKWING is available for a base price of around $60K.
$46,595 Starting MSRP
- Engine 2.7L Dual-Volute Turbocharged I4
- Transmission 10-Speed Automatic
- Horsepower 325
- Torque 380 Lb.-Ft.
- Acceleration 4.8 Seconds 0–60 Mph
- Top Speed 156 MPH On The Racetrack
$60,495 Starting MSRP
- Engine 3.6L Cadillac-Exclusive Twin-Turbocharged V6
- Transmission 6-Speed Manual (10-Speed Automatic Available)
- Horsepower 472
- Torque 445 Lb.-Ft.
- Acceleration 3.9 Seconds 0–60 Mph
- Top Speed 189 MPH On The Racetrack
There are other CT4 models, not V Series that can be purchased for a lower price starting at $34K, however, the CT4 V model is the sportiest version with a more powerful engine ready for performance.
CT4 V Powerful Performance
One of the most powerful Cadillacs you can purchase, the CT4-V Blackwing includes a racetrack-ready 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 472 horsepower and a fun-to-play six-speed manual transmission.
The manual transmission has an interesting no-lift feature that allows you to hold the accelerator pedal down during a full-throttle upshift without fear of damaging the driveline, keeping the turbo going and improving acceleration at fast speeds.
The CT4 performance V Series sedan, including the available aero package, was developed with over 500 hours of wind tunnel testing and 300 simulations using the new five-belt wind tunnel at the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, as well as the Windshear wind tunnel used by Cadillac Racing in North Carolina, producing the highest level of aerodynamic downforce ever created by a production Cadillac V-Series car.
When the Blackwing CT4 V Series is set to Track Mode, the exhaust blasts and blasts when you release the gas pedal, and makes an aggressive murmur when you slow down, however as part of the CT4 luxury style, even if power delivery is supercharged throughout the rev range, the V6 engine sound is not as loud as its competitors like the M3’s turbocharged inline-six or Mercedes’ turbocharged V8 engine.
The CTV V full package with a turbocharged V6 engine, the Blackwing’s big Brembo brakes, sticky Michelin tires, and sophisticated electronic controls delivers a high degree of confidence on a track and a comfortable ride on country roads is almost like having two different cars in one. The Blackwing’s computer considers how much grip is available and slows the shift accordingly to make sure you don’t lose traction and stay very stable on the road.
The top-of-the-line CT4-V Blackwing Cadillac has an estimated top speed of 189 mph and a track-adapted chassis and suspension, making the 2023 CT4-V Blackwing a very fast performance-ready sedan.
Safety Features and Advanced Technology
The top-of-the-line V Series, the CT4-V Blackwings model come with an 8-inch center display, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone compatibility. The digital displays, functionality, and features are of very high quality.
The infotainment screen can be controlled easily by touch or via a rotary controller, allowing different option preferences on how to control your CT4.
You can easily configure the 12-inch digital gauge cluster to display your preferred displays, including a track-oriented tachometer that prioritizes the area near the redline.
An optional available head-up display flashes with shift lights for a nice luxury and ambiance touch inside the CT4.
Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, traction, and stability control, front airbags, curtain airbags, and driver’s knee airbag. Forward collision mitigation, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. Another driver assistance package requires automatic transmission: Enhanced Forward Collision Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Rear Automatic Braking.
The CT4 V Series offers a wide selection of driving aids for a fast a safe ride, but the most impressive is the standard Performance Traction Management system, which is an advanced stability control tool designed for high-speed driving.
Five available driving modes, including a setting for wet surfaces, by turning a dial on the steering wheel. Once you experience the effectiveness of PTM in reducing the chances of spinning allowing you to drive at fast speeds keeping control of your ride on board the CT4.
Luxury Modern Interior
The Interior of the CT4 feels premium modern and expensive. Anyone can enjoy a ride inside the CT4. it is luxury with a very clean style, not too flashy on the interior.
The CT4-V Blackwings come with premium heated front seats and a sport steering wheel. You can get it with ventilated and massaging seats, leather, and a suede microfiber-wrapped steering wheel.
The CT4 is not large, it is a compact sedan but drivers of any size should be able to ride comfortably. Four average-sized passengers will have plenty of room, but the capacity of the CT4 is for five passengers.
The top of the line 2023 Cadillac CT4 V Blackwing is a high-performance luxury sedan, getting a track-ready set of hardware with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, beefed-up chassis, big brakes and a sport-tuned suspension.
General Motors produces supercharged performance-ready 2023 Cadillac CT4-V- Series sedans, with luxury and modern standards that don’t look at all like the classic Cadillac cars we remember from the past.