Cadillac offers the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing in a single trim. It's powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6, which produces 472 horsepower 445 lb-ft of torque. All that power is sent to the rear wheels via a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional ten-speed automatic transmission. Standard interior features include heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, alloy sport pedals, a 12-inch HD driver cluster, ambient interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a heated steering wheel. The infotainment system consists of an eight-inch display with built-in navigation and features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 15-speaker sound system. Standard driver aids include automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, front/rear parking sensors, and lane departure warning.
This quick Caddy competes with smaller and less powerful German rivals such as the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45, which costs around $3,000 less but offers 90 less horsepower. Then again, the Caddy's in-between size can also see it go up against the slightly bigger AMG C63 and BMW M3. Equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the CT4-V Blackwing starts at $58,995 MSRP, excluding tax, registration, and a destination fee of $995. Opting for the ten-speed automatic car will increase the price to $62,170. Fully loaded with all the available specs, the price of the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing exceeds $87,000.
Those who want more out of their CT4-V Blackwing can opt for the $725 Technology Package, which adds a head-up display and cabin air ionizer. Selecting this package will automatically add a performance data and video recorder, resulting in a total price change of $2,325. For added passenger comfort, the Climate Package adds a front lumbar massage function, ventilated front seats, and an automatic heated steering wheel. This package automatically adds a high-performance steering wheel, the sueded microfiber interior, and other comfort features for a total price change of $5,500. Opting for the $900 Driver Assist Package, comprising adaptive cruise control, enhanced automatic emergency braking, and reverse automatic braking, means getting the automatic gearbox, resulting in a total price increase of $3,175. The Carbon Fiber 1 and Carbon Fiber 2 packages are worth looking at if you're after some more aggressive styling, with the former starting at $4,350.
There's only one trim, so we'd recommend adding some of your own flavors. If we were buying, we'd go for a six-speed manual in Satin Steel Metallic with the $4,350 Carbon Fiber 1 package and Satin Graphite wheels. Inside, we'd go for the $3,000 high-performance bucket seats, which can be considered a significant performance upgrade for those planning a few track days. As for added safety features, we feel that the CT4-V Blackwing already comes with enough standard aids, and the rest of the cabin's tech is more than enough.