Less power than their predecessors also means cheaper pricing.
Cadillac has made good on its promise not to drop sedans entirely from its lineup, evidenced by the all-new CT4 and CT5, both having debuted earlier this year. What we were also anxiously waiting for was the performance-focused CT4-V and CT5-V. These latest V Series models are not nearly as powerful as their immediate predecessors, the ATS-V and CTS-V, but they're also significantly less expensive. For those that are interested, Cadillac has just announced pricing for the 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V with just over a month remaining until 2020 arrives.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V is priced from $45,590 for the rear-wheel model and $46,590 for all-wheel drive. Both prices include the $995 destination fee. To compare, the sadly departed ATS-V couldn't be had for less than $60,000 brand new. Despite the significant price drop, however, the CT4-V, powered by a 2.7-liter turbo-four, offers 325 horsepower instead of the ATS-V's 464 ponies provided by a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6.
As for the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V, the price difference between it and the CTS-V is even greater. The CT5-V RWD model starts off at $48,690 while the AWD version brings the price up to $51,290. Compared to the CTS-V's $86,995 base price, that's a difference of $38,305. Of course, the CT5-V is far less powerful than the CTS-V.
Earlier this month we learned that even though the CT5-V is slightly more powerful than originally expected, it still only offers 360 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. The CTS-V, meanwhile, spits out 640 hp and 630 lb-ft thanks to its 6.2-liter supercharged V8. The CT5-V features a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6.
Not satisfied with these power figures? Relax, because Cadillac plans to launch more powerful versions of both new sedans. The V-Series has been downgraded from the top-of-the-line to the mid-range variant. Despite earlier rumors Cadillac will shoehorn its 4.2-liter twin-turbo Blackwing V8 under the CT5's hood, this won't be happening for a number of reasons, mainly that the engine and platform are not compatible. Instead, Cadillac could go with the CTS-V's 6.2-liter LT4 V8. We'd certainly have no complaints about that. The ultimate CT4's engine, however, still remains a mystery.