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    Blackwing is available in the CT5-V. But not in some other CT5’s.

    Originally posted by gmauthority
    This Is Not The Cadillac CT5-V PrototypeEarlier this month, we spotted a peculiar CT5 test mule that we believed to be a prototype of the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V. But now, new information has surfaced that tells us that the model in question is not the CT5-V.

    According to a source familiar with future Cadillac product plans, the model we mistook for a Cadillac CT5-V prototype is actually a CT5 550T in Sport trim. The sighting is notable, since this is the first time we’ve ever seen the new Cadillac CT5 550T Sport in the flesh. Cadillac did not to bring such a model to the New York International Auto Show earlier this year, instead showing the new CT5 in the 350T Sport and 550T Premium Luxury trim levels. In fact, Cadillac has not officially shared any information about the model in question. According to our sources, that’s because the vehicle has not yet completed development.

    http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/05/...5-v-prototype/

    The CT5 350T models are powered by GM’s new turbo-charged 2.0L LSY TriPower engine making 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while CT5 550T models cradle the twin-turbo 3.0L V-6 LGY engine making 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The 350 and 550 names are part of Cadillac’s recently-introduced nomenclature that denotes the respective engine’s torque figure in newton meters, rounded up to the nearest 50.
    2.0L Turbo LSY I4 CT5 350T Luxury CT5 350T Premium Luxury CT5 350T Sport N/A
    3.0L Twin-Turbo LGY V6 N/A CT5 550T Premium Luxury CT5 550T Sport N/A
    4.2L Twin-Turbo V8 N/A N/A N/A CT5-V
    The Cadillac CT5 550T Sport is the most recent example to adopt Caddy’s new Y Trim level strategy. The new naming convention creates a clear distinction between various sub-models of the same vehicle to cater to different styling and equipment preferences. First introduced on the 2019 Cadillac XT4 and 2019 Cadillac CT6 refresh, the Y Trim level strategy branches into Premium and Platinum trims for comfort and luxury models, and Sport and V-Series trims for more sporty offerings, with more aggressive styling enhancements and less chrome body detailing in favor of a darker theme.



    Depending on the model line, some Sport trim models also get unique performance hardware. That seems to be the case with this model, as those air intakes at the front – in place of the signature vertical light bars – suggest that this Cadillac CT5 Sport 550T will feature advanced brake cooling. It’s unclear if the model will ship without the vertical light bars. In addition, notice the quad exhaust outlets out back. By comparison, the CT5 550T Premium Luxury features a set of dual exhaust outlets.

    And that leads us to a somewhat more important realization: this Cadillac CT5 550T Sport is essentially an indirect successor to the V-Sport sub-brand, which Cadillac is discontinuing. V-Sport, offered on the CTS and XTS, was an intermediate performance trim level that slotted below Cadillac’s full-out V-Series models, such as the CTS-V. As such, the CT5 550T Sport model will slot under the upcoming CT5-V in the CT5 model hierarchy.

    Potential Cadillac CT5-V Prototype - May 2019 - Spy Pictures Photos 006

    Meanwhile, we were also told that the CT5-V IVER (Integrated Vehicle Engineering Release – GM speak for a prototype in its final stages of engineering) has yet to make an appearance as a prototype. When it does, it’ll have all the upgrades expected of a V-Series model, such as new wheels, wide and sticky tires, and large brakes.

    In fact, the CT5-V should be similar to the CT5-V test mule we spotted late last year, which at the time was using the same top hat (body) as the current CTS-V, along with bits of tape and other small pieces of cladding used to compensate for changes in dimensions from the third-gen CTS.

    A Cadillac CT5-V mule with the body of the third-gen CTS-V

    It’s still unclear what engine will power the CT5-V, but two of the most obvious choices are GM’s supercharged 6.2L V8 Small Block LT4 found in the outgoing third-generation CTS-V or a version of the twin-turbocharged 4.2L V8 LTA Blackwing that powers the Cadillac CT6-V.

    The Cadillac CT5-V will debut on May 30th alongside the smaller CT4-V, which GM Authority will be on hand to cover. In fact, we might get a look at the CT5 550T Sport at the same announcement.
    Last edited by John; 05-26-2019, 07:59 PM.
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    I don't know what is going on with Cadillac. They're all over the place with all of the model changes and confusion. I'm a fan and presently own a few of them, but somehow they are losing their way. From a 640 HP CTS-V to this? The design is falling short from their 2ND Gen CTS-V to only 4 door 3RD Gen CTS-V and now not only going backwards in horsepower numbers but also producing uglier 4 -Door sedans. They would be better off putting the larger engines in the XT4 as trying to keep up with slowing sales of sedans and the competition is going to dust them with all of their model changes. (And Fugliness) I'm getting confused and I follow all of Caddys models but am losing interest as they should have produced their concept vehicles but I feel they missed not only the boat but the entire ship. This is what they should have run with years ago.
    Last edited by Frenzy36; 05-26-2019, 10:29 PM.
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    • #3
      Maybe Caddy will surprise us with a Mid Engine platform.

      Last edited by Frenzy36; 05-26-2019, 11:07 PM.
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        • #5
          I believe cadillac has lost its way. Sadly there was a time when I admired my 304 hp fe2 awd cts for the family transport..

          cadillac is just not in my scope of luxury vehicles to consider these days....

          JDN s public announcement that cadillac was raising pricing to create exclusivity meanwhile keeping the vehicle pretty much idnetical before the price increases...

          if i wanted to get screwed over i would illicit cadillac brand to do it..l

          neither are most americans as they have abandoned the brand...

          cadillacs new naming convention is annoying as well..

          cadillacs c pillar in the ct 5 is a loser as well..

          do I sound ****ed that cadillac raised its pricing to create exclusivity of the brand ....I am...it literally had ti be the stupidest announcement

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JB View Post
            do I sound ****ed that cadillac raised its pricing to create exclusivity of the brand ....I am...it literally had ti be the stupidest announcement

            Yea that sounds dumb. Guess that would appeal to the customer that says I will buy whatever you put out as long as it cost at least a 100 grand. In fact that sounds so stupid, I need separate verification that Cadillac actually and overtly pursued that strategy.

            Regarding the CT5-V, I'm not as negative on it but I haven't seen it yet of course. I have all my fingers crossed that the CT5-V that will be revealed next week will be configured for "all weather" driving not "summer only". Restricting that car to summer only driving (don't operate below 40 F) would make it impractical. I believe they could put the detuned 500HP Blackwing in it and keep it all WX. If they do that, it will be on my buy list!

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            • #7
              W gm learned from their disasterous third gen CTS pricing strategy..

              look at the equipment level pricing strategy ..use the 2nd gen 304 hp fe 2 awd cts pricing and compare to third gen equipped as the second gen was.

              you will see if I remember correctly an 8 grand lift...(its been a few years so it could be 6 grand)

              jDN specificially stated his objective of creating exclusivity through pricing..

              cadillac customers left in droves...and JDN got his @$$ handed to him.

              the Naming revolution again to mimic audis success has been another debacle...

              the CT5 hopefully will reposition cadillacs sedan as the successful second gen cts from a performance, luxury pricing balance...

              the third gen mimiced the germans and we all lauhed...

              not because the third gen cts wasnt as good etc but because we as cadillac consumers thought the german value equation was idiotic to begin with and why at least for one of the many reasons we preferred cadillacs..

              if we wanted to get ripped off like idiots then we would have just bought german products..

              thats my take in the collapse on what happened to cadillac in the past few years under JDN...

              its not that cadillacs werent as good...

              we did not see the value equation no matter who was producing it..

              it was nt that we didnt have the money...its that we thought it was a foolish move...

              hopefully the ct5 reverts to the pricing strategy of the second gen cts...although our market has moved on to cuvs ..

              sedans are clearly out of style for many consumers...

              the cuv bas3d on the ct5 platform would be a smarter play but cadillacs first srx which was either rwd (for lower pricing/ one set of drive wheels) was an epic failure in sales ) cadillac decreed all future cuv s needed to offer fwd for low priced entry model and awd for an actual cuv...

              and it worked the second gen srx was a sales success...

              unfortunately there will be no ats platform cuv...because its rwd biased ...same for the CT5 platform...

              gm will borrow fwd cuv platforms from chevy before it ever creates another rwd biased awd ice cuv..

              our only hope is the battery full ev cuv will free cadillac to create a sports cuv ev that I believe will lead the brand to greatness...

              but then what do i know...i want a ev cuv branded the corvette crosstrek ti mimic porsche macans great success..

              i dont want to have to get another alfa romeo or maybe a porsche macan for my families needs and its a vehicle my better half wants...


              thats where the autommarket is going in the usa..

              all wheel drive Small sports cuv soft road high performance

              could be gmc too doesnt matter...lbut thats where the halo image maker segment is going to be.ll

              mark my words whichever manufacturer goes into this segment described..hard...lthats who will get the sales crown for all their products..

              the ct5 could benefit in sales from good balance between performance, size, value, luxury and having a stablemate as I described with regards to cuvs...

              maybe the fwd biased xt4 with a v spec or v sport could assist ct5 sales...

              im not sure.

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              • #8
                Good discussion JB. Not surprised to hear pricing high to give the impression of exclusivity was a failure.

                I also believe Cadi along with others have overestimated the "death" of the sedan. The sellout of the CT6-V in less than two hours before most people were even aware of its existence is a recent example of that miscalculation. Now, on second thought, their gonna bring it back albeit with a $4G price increase.

                My XTSvsport can haul as much as a SUV except faster, more comfortably and with better handling.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
                  I don't know what is going on with Cadillac. They're all over the place with all of the model changes and confusion. I'm a fan and presently own a few of them, but somehow they are losing their way. From a 640 HP CTS-V to this? The design is falling short from their 2ND Gen CTS-V to only 4 door 3RD Gen CTS-V and now not only going backwards in horsepower numbers but also producing uglier 4 -Door sedans. They would be better off putting the larger engines in the XT4 as trying to keep up with slowing sales of sedans and the competition is going to dust them with all of their model changes. (And Fugliness) I'm getting confused and I follow all of Caddys models but am losing interest as they should have produced their concept vehicles but I feel they missed not only the boat but the entire ship. This is what they should have run with years ago.
                  You should be in charge at Cadillac . They would be much better off. A lot of these car producers are full of confusion with the naming and identification. That creates disinterest. Cadillac about the worse.

                  But imagine the morale/insecurity that is probably there. . The boss was fired. Models are being cut. Image products are aborted. Car company or truck

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SheepDog View Post
                    A lot of these car producers are full of confusion with the naming and identification. That creates disinterest. Cadillac about the worse.

                    But imagine the morale/insecurity that is probably there. . The boss was fired. Models are being cut. Image products are aborted. Car company or truck
                    Wha.. You make this stuff up? Reading too much into things sheep dog, at best. You with the "Internet Research Agency".

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                    • #11
                      Being a longtime Cadillac buyer, I would at least like to see the new models appearance to Scream-That's a Cadillac! I really don't want to wonder if it's a BMW sedan, Mercedes, or some kind of cross between several different manufacturers. Look at how long it took to make the small SUV. I loved my SRX being mid-sized , but the only engine available was the 3.6 NA. Why didn't they at least drop the 3.6TT in it? I checked out the XT4 and I loved it but I'm not buying a Cadillac with a 2.0 turbo with only 237HP 4 banger in it. Sorry that's unacceptable. I feel if they would have at least offered the 3.6 335HP or offer the 3.6 TT 464HP engines they would have something. Why not- they have the engines available ? Anyway sorry for the rant but I really waited for the XT4 and was depressed with the only engine offering being a 2.0T which everyone has as their engines these days..
                      I don't feel there can be anything surprising under the Camo of the CT5 Appearance - wise which would sway my decision. I just have a feeling it's Not going to SCREAM- That's a Cadillac.
                      Just for everyones info if they want the new XT4 loaded up it's only $60K for a 2.0T 237 HP - Really?
                      Last edited by Frenzy36; 05-28-2019, 12:37 AM.
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