2025 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing: A Performance Evolution with Design and Tech Updates

Cadillac CT5-V (carbuzz.com)

Cadillac’s Sport Sedan Receives Facelift, High-Tech Interior, and Maintains its Thrilling Performance

Cadillac’s CT5-V Blackwing, known for its thrilling performance and potent supercharged V8, is set to receive a significant update for the 2025 model year. This sports sedan, positioned between the BMW M3 and M5 in terms of size and price, is gearing up to compete with high-tech German rivals. Here’s a closer look at the updates and features of the 2025 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing:

1. Interior Technology Leap:

The most notable update is the introduction of a wide 33-inch interior display, enhancing the car’s tech features.
The expansive display aims to position the CT5-V Blackwing competitively against high-tech German counterparts like the BMW M3 and M5.

2. Unchanged Powerhouse:

The 668-horsepower supercharged V8 remains the heart of the CT5-V Blackwing’s scintillating performance package.
The sedan maintains its unique combination of a powerful V8, manual gearbox, and rear-wheel drive.

3. Release Date and Estimated Price:

Production is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2024 at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly facility in Michigan.
While the exact pricing is yet to be revealed, it’s anticipated to exceed $95,000, potentially making it a six-figure sedan with additional options.

4. Competition and Market Position:

Direct rivals include the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-AMG C63, but the CT5-V Blackwing’s V8, size, and starting price also position it as an alternative to the outgoing BMW M5.
The unique combination of a V8 engine, rear-wheel drive, and a manual gearbox sets the CT5-V Blackwing apart in its segment.

5. Exterior Enhancements:

Facelifted design with changes to the grille, front fascia, and aerodynamic ground effects.
Distinctive stacked lighting with LED headlamps featuring Mondrian pattern etching.
Stylish 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, spoiler, and quad trapezoidal exhaust tips.

6. New Colors and Carbon Fiber Package:

New color options include Drift Metallic, Deep Space Metallic, and Typhoon Metallic.
An upgraded Carbon Fiber Package with a splitter is available for enthusiasts.

7. Dimensions and Weight:

Length: 195.9 inches, Width: 80.3 inches (including mirrors), Height: 56.6 inches, Wheelbase: 116 inches.
Manual version weighs 4,302 pounds, while the automatic version comes in at 4,275 pounds.

8. Unchanged Powertrain and Performance:

The 6.2-liter supercharged V8 delivers 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual or an optional ten-speed automatic.
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (manual), with explosive overall performance.

9. Interior and Technology Features:

Upgraded interior with a 33-inch LED color display, providing a modernized dashboard.
Performance data recorder with lap analyzer, Speed Tips tool, and access to the AliveDrive mobile app.
Enhanced HVAC controls and Google built-in for quick access to Google Maps, Play, and Assistant.

10. Safety and Additional Features:

Standard Super Cruise for hands-free driving (automatic model only), traffic sign recognition, blind zone steering assist, and intersection automatic emergency braking.
Leather and carbon fiber accents, AKG sound system, heated/ventilated front seats, and a head-up display.

11. Fuel Efficiency and Cargo Space:

No EPA specs for 2025, but the outgoing model had a gas-guzzling reputation with a 13/21/15 mpg rating (city/highway/combined).
Cargo space at 11.9 cubic feet may not be abundant, but it aligns with the sedan’s performance-focused nature.

The 2025 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is poised to offer a compelling blend of thrilling performance, advanced technology, and distinctive design, maintaining its status as one of the most exciting sports sedans in the market.