Cadillac CT5-V vs. CT5-V Blackwing Comparison
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
|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
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
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.