Cadillac is aiming to become an all-electric brand over the next few years, but in the meantime, it’s offering a pair of potent, gas-powered performance sedans that represent the culmination of a quarter-century quest to take on Europe’s best. The "junior" of the two — only in the sense of costing $25,000 less than the mid-size 700-horsepower CT5-V Blackwing (which you can read more about on our website) — is the compact 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing.
The CT4-V Blackwing is more than just a high-performance engine dropped into an existing platform. It possesses a stiff structure, supple suspension, precise steering, and powerful brakes combined with advanced electronic traction control and handling aids that make it one of the premier premium high-performance sedans in the world.
The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is priced at $59,990, including the $995 destination charge. Adding an automatic transmission is a $3,125 upcharge. All-wheel drive, available in lesser-performance versions of the CT4, is not an option for the CT4-V Blackwing. Select too many options, though, and the bottom line can easily swell to over $80,000.
Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing competitors include the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi RS3, BMW M3, and Mercedes-AMG C43.