The Cadillac CT4-V debuted almost a year ago as a performance version of the brand’s compact sedan, featuring a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine. Initially, it was announced the hot Caddy would be offered only with a 10-speed automatic but a few months later it was speculated it could also receive a six-speed manual. Now, a new report seems to confirm there won’t be a three-pedal variant of the CT4-V.
CaddilacSociety appears to be in the know that the sports sedan will remain auto-only. The publication quotes “sources close to the product plans” of Cadillac that a stick-shift gearbox won’t be offered for the turbocharged CT4-V.
Gallery: 2020 Cadillac CT4-V
As a friendly reminder, the four-cylinder engine generates 325 horsepower and 381 pound-feet of torque, which can be channeled to either the rear axle or all four wheels. RWD models get Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 with a limited-slip differential, while AWD versions have ZF MVS passive dampers. Stopping power is provided by Brembo brakes with 12.6-inch rotors up front and Vehicle Control Mode with a customizable V-Mode to dial in your preferences.
If a manual performance compact sedan from Cadillac is what you are looking for, then you’ll have to wait until the CT4-V Blackwing reaches showrooms, most likely just before the year’s end or in early 2021. The recently announced CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be available in limited numbers with “specially tuned chassis, vehicle control technologies, and engines.”
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As far as the powertrain of the CT4’s flagship is concerned, nothing has been officially confirmed at this point but word on the street is it will get a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6. Chances of seeing Cadillac’s twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 Blackwing engine under the hood are slim.