Cadillac, sedan'lara inancını kaybetmiyor.

Cadillac henüz sedan modellere kapıyı kapatmadı. Kısa süreli ömründe pek çok hayran toplamayı başaran kompakt sedan ATS'nin devamı niteliğindeki yeni CT4, özel bir organizasyon ile tanıtıldı. Üreticiler normalde önce standart modeli, ardından performanslarını tanıtan bir sunum hazırlasa da Cadillac direkt olarak bizi ailenin en çılgın çocuğu CT4-V ile tanıştırdı. 

Fakat kendisi bir Cadillac spor sedanından beklediğimiz büyüklükte motora sahip değil. 2.7 litrelik turboşarjlı ünite, 324 beygir gücü ve 500 Nm tork üretebiliyor. Bu rakam daha önce üretilen ATS-V'nin bile altında kalıyor. Öte yandan Cadillac mühendisleri CT4-V'nin 50/50 ağırlık dağılımı sağlayan performanslı şasisi sayesinde, virajlarda en yüksek performansı göstereceğini belirtiyor.

Gallery: 2019 Cadillac CT4-V

Bu motor, 10 ileri otomatik şanzıman ile eşleştirilerek isterseniz arka tekerlere, isterseniz de tüm tekerlere gücünü aktarıyor. Arkadan çekişli versiyonlar Cadillac'ın Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 adını verdiği limitli kaydırmalı diferansiyele, AWD versiyonları ise ZF MVS süspansiyonlara kavuşuyor. Güç seçeneği ne olursa olsun tüm CT4-V modelleri Brembo frenlere sahip olacak.

Dış görünüşü ile CT5'e oldukça benzeyen aracın donanım seçenekleri de henüz belli değil. Cadillac aracın içerisindeki donanımları yakın zamanda açıklayacağını belirtse de biz Super Cruise otonom sisteminin araca entegre edileceğine inanıyoruz. Hatırlarsanız firma bu sistemi performanslı otomobiller üzerinde test etmek istemediğini de belirtmişti. Belki de sisteme olan güvenleri artmış olabilir.

Yeni modelin ilk önce en pahalı versiyonunun tanıtılması oldukça şaşırtıcı bir durum. Fakat Cadillac elindeki tüm kartları bir anda oynamak niyetinde. Bunu, daralan sedan segmenti ile bağdaştırabiliriz.

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Cadillac Reveals First-Ever CT4-V and CT5-V

Expanded lineup adds more choices for spirited performance. Highlights include available Super Cruise, AWD, Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, eLSD and new V-Mode

Driven by Cadillac’s latest turbocharging technology and building on more than 15 years of performance credentials, the first-ever 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V were unveiled today, expanding choices for the brand’s V-Series performance sub-brand.

Following the 2019 CT6-V, they grow the V-Series family with even more levels of performance, while preserving the lineage established by the original V-Series lineup introduced in 2004.   

“The new V-Series sedan lineup defines modern sophistication by combining luxury appointments with thoughtful technology and athletic refinement for the discerning enthusiast,” said Brandon Vivian, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “We are inviting even more customers into the V-Series family by adding a new level of elevated performance between our Sport models and the ultimate, high-performance track capability that the V-Series has grown to represent.”

The first-ever CT4 and recently introduced CT5 represent Cadillac’s realigned sedan portfolio, characterized by new proportions, innovative technologies and more appearance and performance choices. Each is built on Cadillac’s award-winning rear-wheel-drive Alpha architecture, with the V-Series models developed to deliver the ultimate blend of performance, presence and road-going refinement.

Both share the latest standard V-Series performance technologies, including Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, which is tuned specifically for V models to enhance comfort without sacrificing performance-oriented responsiveness, and drive modes that include new V-Mode personalization. Each model is available in RWD or AWD and features a 10-speed automatic transmission, Brembo front brakes with eBoost electronic assist and a limited-slip rear differential on CT4-V and electronic limited-slip differential on CT5-V.

Cadillac’s exclusive Super Cruise1, the first true hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, is available on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada. It will be available on both new V-Series models.  

“The new lineup expands the V-Series ethos, drawing more customers into the Cadillac Performance family, and the newest Vs are focused on elevated athleticism and luxurious refinement for customers wanting a dynamic daily drive,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “And this is only the beginning of the V family. Cadillac’s passion for performance shines on a racetrack. Stay tuned.”

Vehicle highlights
CT5-V — The first-ever CT5-V builds on the precision-focused details of the all-new luxury sedan introduced earlier this year to offer elevated road performance and an engaging driving experience.  

  • Powered by Cadillac’s high-output 3.0L Twin Turbo V-6 engine, which uses low-inertia turbochargers to enhance power production across the rpm band. It is rated at a Cadillac-estimated 355 horsepower (265 kW), pending SAE certification.
  • 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Electronic limited-slip rear differential.
  • Standard RWD and available AWD.
  • V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0.
  • Performance Traction Management.
  • Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode.
  • Brembo front braking system.
  • 19-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires2 (all-season tires available with AWD).
  • Dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles; unique rear diffuser and quad exhaust tips.
  • Super Cruise1 available.
  • Unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.

CT4-V — Developed for a new generation of sedan customers, the first-ever CT4 blends nimble handling and Cadillac’s signature technology. The CT4-V takes these traits further, infusing the brand’s racing DNA for a dynamic, responsive and exhilarating driving experience.   

  • Powered by Cadillac’s high-output 2.7L Turbo engine featuring a unique three-step sliding camshaft that helps optimize performance at all speeds. It is rated at a Cadillac-estimated 320 horsepower (239 kW), pending SAE certification.
  • 10-speed automatic.
  • Limited-slip rear differential.
  • V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 (on RWD) or ZF MVS passive dampers (on AWD).
  • Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode.
  • Brembo front braking system.
  • 18-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires2 (all-season tires available with AWD).
  • Near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution for an exceptional feeling of balance and control.
  • Dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles; quad exhaust tips, unique rear spoiler design that helps reduce rear lift while increasing grip for the rear tires.
  • Super Cruise1 available.
  • Unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.