Cadillac CT5-V vs. CT5-V Blackwing Comparison

2021 Cadillac Ct5-V vs CT5-V Blackwing - Germain Cadillac of Easton

Performance and race-bred engineering have been a hallmark of Cadillac V-Series vehicles for nearly two decades. Confidence, sophistication, and sheer athleticism are only three of the defining characteristics of today’s V-Series vehicles. Our team at Germain Cadillac of Easton has created this helpful guide to help you understand the key differences between the proven CT5-V and the flagship CT5-V Blackwing sports sedans. You’ll have no trouble deciding which of these pulse-pounding luxury sedans is right for your lifestyle.

CT5-V vs CT5-V Blackwing – Performance Specifications

Cadillac CT5-V
Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
2021 CT5-V VS 2022 CT5-V Blackwing
$47,795 ✓ Starting MSRP $84,990
3.0L Twin-Turbocharged High-Output V6 Engine 6.2L Supercharged V8
10-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic
360 HP / 405 LB-FT TQ Horsepower / Torque 668 HP / 659 LB-FT TQ
Magnetic Ride Control Performance Suspension Suspension Magnetic Ride Control Adaptive Suspension
78.7 cubic ft. ✓ Max Cargo Volume 71.4 cubic ft.
4.3 seconds✓ 0-60 MPH Time 3.7 seconds

At a glance, you can view some of the key differences between these two potent luxury sedans. Powering the CT5-V is a standard 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 paired to a 10-speed automatic. This powertrain produces an impressive 360 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. Paired to its responsive 10-speed automatic transmission, the CT5-V can rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds. A standard performance suspension featuring the proven Magnetic Ride Control system provides a balance of agility and comfort depending on the situation.

Conversely, the muscular CT5-V Blackwing is powered by a bespoke 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine crafted specifically for Cadillac. This means that Blackwing models enjoy an astounding 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque, allowing them to accelerate from 0 to 60 in a jaw-dropping 3.7 seconds. In addition to an available 10-speed automatic transmission, drivers can also opt for an exclusive 6-speed manual transmission. Also featuring Magnetic Ride Control, the CT5-V Blackwing also has adaptive suspension characteristics that can respond automatically to road conditions.

Exterior Features Compared

Cadillac CT5-V

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

While they certainly share some similarities, the Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing each have an exterior look of their own. When viewed from the side profile, both models demonstrate a sleek, athletic stance. CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing models both come standard with 19-inch alloy wheels available in painted graphite, painted bronze, and polished silver finishes.

Exclusive exterior design elements found on Blackwing variants help distinguish it from the standard CT5-V. Examples include a rear decklid spoiler, front splitter, and gloss black rocker moldings with extensions. Both functional and stylish, upgrading to the optional Carbon-Fiber package reduces weight while adding a race-inspired look to the exterior. Its stylish mesh grille directs air to the main radiators, cooler, and airflow ducts.

Interior Amenities Compared

Cadillac CT5-V Interior

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Interior

While they share almost identical layouts, there are a few key distinctions between both the interiors of the Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing. Aspects of the Blackwing interior that differ from the standard CT5-V include available carbon-fiber-accented seats, Torch Red seat belts, sueded-microfiber headliner, and high-performance steering wheel with carbon-fiber trim and unique serialized VIN plate.

Both models include the standard CUE infotainment system including a 10.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. Blackwing models get a 12-inch diagonal HD reconfigurable instrument panel and Integrated Data Performance Recorder along with a standard Head-Up Display.