Cadillac Has Made A Big Decision On The Blackwing Coupe

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And convertible, and wagon.

GM has been making a ton of noise about reducing its carbon footprint and has been investing massive amounts of money into electrifying its brands. At the front of GM's electric drive is Cadillac, which is set to go all-electric by 2030, but in the meantime, the luxury brand still enjoys manufacturing gas-guzzling performance sedans such as the new Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing. Cadillac fans have been loving these new performance models, especially since these cars could mark the end of high-performance ICE vehicles from the company. Unfortunately, fans will have to settle for the sedan, as Cadillac doesn't plan to release a coupe or wagon any time soon.

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According to sources close to Muscle Cars and Trucks, Cadillac won't be bringing any new body types to market. The new CT4-V and CT5-V are taking the fight directly to German rivals such as BMW, Mercedes-AMG, and Audi, most of whom offer coupe and wagon versions of their performance models. Cadillac has previously offered high-performance wagons and coupes, with the ATS-V sporting two- and four-door bodies while the CTS-V was famously the most sinister muscle wagon one could buy. This leaves fans of the Cadillac brand asking, well, why not? The answer might lie in the fact that Cadillac's big drive towards electrification will require it to focus on cash cows such as the new Lyriq EV instead of niche performance sedans with lower sales volumes.

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But it's not all doom and gloom: the fact that you can still get big horsepower performance sedans from Cadillac with a manual transmission is cause to celebrate. The CT4-V Blackwing is powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 producing an impressive 472 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque, providing a 0-60 mph sprint of only 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph. The CT5-V Blackwing is even more impressive: its hand-built 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 churns out 668 hp and 659 lb-ft and gets it to 60 in 3.7 seconds. So yeah, we're not getting a coupe or a wagon, but look at the bright side; the sedans are still absolutely brilliant.

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