The new Cadillac CT5 sedan, especially in its powerful V iteration, adds a decided hit of Michigan muscle to the luxury sports sedan world.
Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension is tuned to V-Series specs to provide smooth comfort, even at rollicking speeds. A customizable V-Mode adds to the drive mode selection system.
While Cadillac’s superb luxury crossovers have gotten much attention of late, you can’t ignore the strides made by the brand in its traditional milieu: powerful, stately sedans. As part of its ongoing revivification, Cadillac introduced its illustrious performance-engineered V-Series in 2004. And the new CT5-V sits in an enviable spot in that ongoing lineup and legacy. Poised to take on such established models as BMW’s 3 Series head-to-head, the CT5-V embodies Cadillac’s fresh approach to luxurious design and technology. From $48,690, cadillac.com
A 3-liter, twin-turbo V-6 utilizes unique low-inertia chargers puts out 360 horses. A performance 10-speed transmission manages the power.
Special badging lets admirers know this vehicle is very, very special.
While spacious, the sports sedan’s cabin oozes performance-inspired details and design cues.
The CT5-V has a 3-liter, twin-turbo V-6, in all its hulking glory.
While decidedly on the sports side of the equation, the CT5-V is still a luxury sedan, with ample space and seating for comfort on longer trips.