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2020 cadillac cts

  • Award-winning rear-wheel-drive architecture offers a precise driving experience with an all-turbocharged propulsion portfolio
  • Exterior features RWD proportions and an athletic stance
  • Super Cruise available in calendar year 2020
  • Sport sedan unveiled through immersive new social campaign

Cadillac takes the next step in the realignment of its sedan portfolio with the global introduction of the first-ever CT4 sport sedan.

Revealed to customers through a social media campaign that virtually puts viewers in the driver’s seat simulating the car’s liberating drive experience, the 2020 CT4 is poised to appeal to a new generation of sport-luxury customers.

The CT4 offers plenty for the senses, starting with its RWD proportions and an athletic design. A bold color-and-trim palette featuring 11 exterior color options along with eight distinct interior color, material and trim options, customers will have no trouble making a statement.

Driven by an all-turbocharged propulsion portfolio and leveraging Cadillac’s award-winning rear-wheel-drive architecture (AWD available on every model), the CT4 delivers a driving experience unmatched by front-drive competitors. It also incorporates the latest Cadillac technologies, including available Super Cruise(available in calendar year 2020), the world’s first true hands-free driver assistance feature for more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways in the U.S. and Canada.

RWD Proportions and Athletic Design

The CT4’s sleek profile leverages the natural, long dash-to-front-axle proportional advantage of the rear-drive platform and, along with its wide stance, expresses presence, confidence and performance.

“We developed CT4 to appeal to youthful buyers in the luxury market who may be new to the Cadillac brand,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. “The vehicle was intended to draw attention, using a combination of great proportions, taught surfacing and Cadillac family details that hint at the athletic driving experience this vehicle offers.”

Bright exterior accents, along with unique grilles (with premium hot foil-stampings on the grille elements) and fascias, distinguish the CT4 Luxury and Premium Luxury models. The Sport and V-Series models are differentiated by darker accents and performance-inspired details, including unique grilles, fascias, rocker extensions, rear spoiler and exclusive performance design wheels4.

Each trim also features LED exterior lighting including headlamps, tail lamps and signature vertical lights at all four corners.

Perfectly-Balanced Driving Dynamics

The all-new CT4 is built on Cadillac’s award-winning RWD sedan architecture. Exceptional balance from near-perfect weight distribution contributes to one of the segment’s nimblest, most responsive driving experiences. Enhancements of the front and rear suspension systems, including Cadillac’s signature double-pivot MacPherson-type front suspension (with dual lower ball joints), are designed to improve road isolation and driver feedback.

“Cadillac is dedicated to building the most exhilarating sport-luxury sedans,” said Rob Kotarak, Cadillac chief engineer. “Every element of the CT4 is designed to bring innovative technologies right to the driver, providing discerning driving dynamics with cutting edge precision.”

Additional chassis and driving dynamics features:

  • Bosch premium electric, rack-mounted power steering system.
  • Capable, precise and more-dependable eBoost brakes with patented Duralife coated rotors.
  • Brembo front brakes standard on Sport and V-Series models.
  • ZF MVS (Multi-Valve System) passive dampers.
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) available on all models.
  • Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 (V-Series RWD).



Selectable vehicle drive modes are standard and allow customers to enhance their vehicle settings for different preferences and conditions. The modes, Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice and Track, are joined by new My Mode and V Mode (V-Series), which can alter the calibrations for transmission shifting, suspension, steering and brake feel, front/rear torque split (with AWD), vehicle sound character and other vehicle attributes.

Available Continental self-sealing tires are a segment-first and contribute to the CT4’s balance of control in all conditions. They, along with the available run-flat tires, allow driving with most punctures that would otherwise sideline conventional tires requiring immediate replacement or repair.

Turbocharged Performance Choices

CT4 leverages Cadillac’s proven turbocharging proficiency as the foundation for its spirited performance. The brand’s 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo engine, with three-step sliding camshaft technology along with Active Fuel Management and automatic stop/start, is standard and SAE-certified at 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb.-ft of torque (350 Nm). It is backed by a sophisticated eight-speed automatic transmission.

Cadillac’s new 2.7L segment-first Dual-Volute Turbo engine is available on Premium Luxury and is standard on V-Series. Horsepower is estimated at 309 hp (230 kW) with 348 lb.-ft of torque (472 Nm) in the Premium Luxury model and 325 hp (242 kW) and 380 lb.-ft of torque (515 Nm) in the CT4-V. It is matched with a segment-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift.

Like the 2.0L Turbo engine, the 2.7L Turbo also features a three-step sliding camshaft design, along with Active Fuel Management and automatic stop/start. Additional technologies include:

  • Active Thermal Management, which uses targeted engine heating and cooling to improve performance in hot and cold ambient temperatures.
  • An integrated exhaust manifold, which recovers heat for faster engine and transmission warm-up, along with quicker turbo response.
  • An efficient electric water pump enables continual cabin heating, even when the engine is off during stop/start events.
  • Tandem solenoid starter enables a faster response from a stop/start event and enables a smoother drive-away.

Driver-Focused and Connected Cabin

Designed for a new generation of luxury sport sedan customers, the CT4’s contemporary interior reflects sculptural, tactile forms and sophisticated details wrapped around a driver-centric cockpit that artistically incorporates the brand’s signature technologies.

Ergonomically optimized and intuitive controls enhance driver confidence, while all the touchpoints in the cabin are crafted for a confident, high-tech sense of tactility. Additionally, sophisticated use of metal accents throughout enhances the décor and technology-driven ambience.

A high-definition, 8-inch-diagonal touchscreen is the centerpiece and focal point for the CT4’s connectivity. It is mounted prominently in the center of the instrument panel with superb integration that flows with the interior’s lines.

The CT4 benefits from GM’s new digital vehicle platform, an all-new electronic architecture that enables the adoption of the company’s next generation of technologies. The platform enables faster signal transmissions as well as continuous vehicle improvements through over-the-air updates and enhanced cybersecurity measures.

Authentic materials such as leather appointments enhance refinement, while a host of standard comfort and convenience features emphasize Cadillac’s attention to detail:

  • Keyless entry and push-button starting.
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel (heated steering wheel is available).
  • Full-color dual-display driver information center.
  • HD Rear Vision Camera.2
  • LED interior lighting with stealth mode.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with a humidity sensor, dust/particulate filter and rear-seat vents.
  • Premium audio system with Active Noise Cancellation.
FEATURE FOCUS: SUPER CRUISE1
Cadillac offers the Super Cruise driver assistance feature on the CT4 (available in calendar year 2020). It enables customers to drive hands-free on an expanded range of more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways in the U.S. and Canada, using LiDAR map data, high-precision GPS, a state-of-the-art driver attention system and a network of camera and radar sensors. The driver attention system helps keep drivers engaged by detecting and signaling when drivers need to pay more attention to the road.

 



CT4-V Details

The first-ever CT4-V blends nimble handling and Cadillac’s signature technology, while infusing the brand’s racing DNA for a dynamic, responsive and exhilarating driving experience.

  • Powered by a high-output version of the 2.7L Dual-Volute Turbo engine rated at a Cadillac-estimated 325 hp (242 kW); and backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Limited-slip rear differential.
  • V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 (on RWD) or ZF MVS passive dampers (on AWD).
  • Vehicle Mode Control with customizable V-Mode.
  • Brembo front braking system with four-piston fixed calipers.
  • 18-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires4 (all-season tires available with AWD).
  • Dark exterior accents and mesh grilles; quad exhaust tips and unique rear spoiler. Design that helps reduce rear lift while increasing grip for the rear tires.
  • Available Super Cruise1 driver assistance feature (2020 calendar year availability.)
  • Unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.

An additional V-Series variant was previewed at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix in June, representing the next step in Cadillac’s V-Series performance legacy.

The CT4 Experience

The CT4 was unveiled to customers through an immersive social media campaign that kicked off with an interactive Instagram story, to be followed by multiple video clips on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, all designed to appeal to viewers’ sensory nature.

“The first-ever Cadillac CT4 changes the sport-luxury sedan game, fusing technology and performance in a distinctive design for customers who want to express themselves,” said Melissa Grady, Cadillac chief marketing officer. “Because the CT4 is equal parts technology and performance, we wanted to reveal it in a way that would stimulate the senses and evoke emotions our customers might feel when behind the wheel.”

Coming Soon

The 2020 CT4 will be available for ordering later this year. It will be manufactured at GM’s Lansing Grand River facility, which received a $211-million investment to build the next-generation Cadillac sedans. Pricing and additional information will be announced closer to the start of regular production.

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1Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device.  Visit cadillacsupercruise.com for compatible highways and more information.  Requires active OnStar plan, active Wi-Fi Hotspot, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal.
2Cadillac Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
3Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information.
4Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations my change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to: my.cadillac.com/learn/tires or see your dealer.

CT4 Standard Content by Trim
CT4 Exterior Design Standard Features

LUXURY PREMIUM LUXURY SPORT V-SERIES
  • Luxury-theme grille and front fascia
  • Galvano Silver bright accents
  • Bright window moldings
  • Body color door handles
  • 17-inch exclusive Luxury theme alloy wheels with self-sealing tires
  • Black mold-in-color rear diffuser
  • Trapezoid-style dual exhaust
  • Red lens taillamps lenses
Premium Luxury adds/changes from Luxury:

  • Bright-accented door handles
  • 18-inch exclusive Premium Luxury theme wheels with self-sealing tires
  • Black painted rear diffuser
Sport adds/changes from Premium Luxury:

  • Performance-theme dark mesh grille and front fascia
  • Dark accents
  • Dark window moldings
  • Body-color door handles
  • Black rocker molding extensions
  • 18-inch Performance theme wheels with run-flat tires
  • Cadillac logo Brembo front brakes
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • Neutral-density transparent lens taillamps
V-Series adds/changes from Sport:

  • Carbon Flash dark finish front grille surround
  • V logo front door sill plates
  • V logo Brembo front brakes
  • V door & decklid badges
  • Quad trapezoid exhaust tips

 

CT4 Interior Design & Technology Standard Features

LUXURY PREMIUM LUXURY SPORT V-SERIES
  • Keyless entry and push-button starting
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Full-color dual-display driver information center
  • HD Rear Vision Camera^
  • HD 8” diagonal color touch display
  • Premium audio system with Active Noise Cancellation
  • HD Radio and SiriusXM satellite radio
  • OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • LED interior lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leatherette seating
  • Exclusive luxury theme interior color choices
  • Split-folding rear seats
Premium Luxury adds/changes from Luxury:

  • Leather Appointed Seating with synergy finish textured aluminum center console trim
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • Universal Home Remote
  • Forward Collision Alert^
  • Front Pedestrian Braking^
  • Automatic Emergency Braking^
  • Safety Alert Seat^
  • Additional driver and front passenger seat adjustments
  • Memory settings
  • Auto dimming driver outside and inside mirrors
  • Rear Park Assist^
  • Rainsense Wipers
Sport adds/changes from Premium Luxury:

  • Sport bolstered front seating with additional adjustments
  • Leatherette seating (Leather appointed seating available) with Pendulum finish textured aluminum center console trim
  • Thicker rim leather steering wheel with dimpled grips and Magnesium paddle shifters
  • Alloy Pedals
V-Series adds/changes from Sport:

  • Steering Wheel V-Mode vehicle performance mode button
  • Performance theme dual-display driver information center cluster
  • Bose premium surround sound audio system
  • Wireless Charging
  • Premium front floor mats with V logo

 

CT4 Performance Standard Features

LUXURY PREMIUM LUXURY SPORT V-SERIES
  • 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo engine, with Active Fuel Management and segment exclusive three-step sliding camshaft
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Bosch premium electric, rack-mounted power steering system
  • eBoost brakes with patented Duralife coated rotors
  • ZF MVS (Multi-Valve System) passive dampers
  • Selectable vehicle drive modes including customizable My Mode
  • 17” self-sealing all-season tires
  • Note: AWD available
Premium Luxury adds/changes from Luxury:

  • 18” self-sealing all-season tires
  • Note: 2.7L dual-volute turbocharged standard-output engine with 10-speed automatic transmission available; AWD available
Sport adds/changes from Premium Luxury:

  • Brembo performance front brakes
  • 18” run-flat all-season tires
  • Note: AWD available
V-Series adds/changes from Sport:

  • 2.7L dual-volute turbocharged high-output engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Performance suspension
  • Gen 4 Magnetic Ride Control adaptive dampers (RWD only)
  • Mechanical limited-slip rear differential
  • 18” run-flat summer-only tires (run-flat all-season tires available on AWD)
  • Track and V-Mode selectable vehicle drive modes including quick access steering wheel V-Mode button
  • Note: AWD Available

 

CT4 Safety and Driver Assistance Standard and Available Features

LUXURY PREMIUM LUXURY SPORT V-Series
Traction & Stability Control Standard Standard Standard Standard
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Available Available Available Available
HD Rear Vision Camera^ Standard Standard Standard Standard
Forward Collision Alert^ NA Standard Standard Standard
Front Pedestrian Braking^ NA Standard Standard Standard
Safety Alert Seat^ NA Standard Standard Standard
Reflective LED windshield collision alert NA Standard Standard Standard
Auto dimming mirrors NA Standard Standard Standard
Rear Park Assist^ NA Standard Standard Standard
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert^ NA Available Available Available
Rear Cross Traffic Alert^ NA Available Available Available
Front Park Assist^ NA Available Available Available
Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced^ NA Available Available Available
Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking^ NA Available Available Available
Following Distance Indicator^ NA Available Available Available
Head-Up Display NA Available Available Available
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning^ NA Available Available Available
Rear Pedestrian Alert^ NA Available Available Available
Reverse Automatic Braking^ NA Available Available Available
IntelliBeam automatic high-beam headlamps NA Available Available Available

^ Read the vehicle owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

2020 CADILLAC CT4 SPECIFICATIONS (NORTH AMERICA)

FUEL TANK CAPACITY (APPROX)

17.4 gal. / 66 L (RWD and AWD)

 

ENGINES

Type: 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbocharged I4 DOHC with Active Fuel Management, direct injection and auto. Stop/start
Bore & Stroke
(in. / mm):
3.26 x 3.63 / 83 x 92.3
Block Material: Cast aluminum
Cylinder Head Material: Cast aluminum
Valvetrain: Dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder with tripower system
Fuel Delivery: Direct injection with electronic throttle control
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):
237 / 177 @ 5000 (SAE certified)
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm): 258 / 350 @ 1500-4000 (SAE certified)
Type: 2.7L Dual-Volute Turbocharged I4 DOHC with Active Fuel Management, direct injection and auto. stop/start
Bore & Stroke
(in. / mm):
3.63 x 4.01 / 92.25 x 102
Block Material: Cast aluminum
Cylinder Head Material: Cast aluminum
Valvetrain: Dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery: Direct injection with electronic throttle control
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):
309 / 231 @ 5600 (GM est.) – Premium Luxury
325 / 242 @ 5600 (GM est.) – V-Series
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm): 348 / 472 @ 1800 (GM est.) – Premium Luxury
380 / 515 @ 1800 (GM est.) – V-Series

 

TRANSMISSION & AXLE

Type: Eight-speed automatic with Electronic Precision Shift 
(with 2.0L Turbo)
Ten-speed automatic with Electronic Precision Shift 
(with 2.7L Turbo)
Gear Ratios (:1):
     First 4.61 4.70
     Second 3.04 2.99
     Third 2.06 2.15
     Fourth 1.66 1.80
     Fifth 1.26 1.52
     Sixth 1.00 1.28
     Seventh 0.85 1.00
     Eighth 0.66 0.85
     Ninth 0.69
     Tenth 0.64
     Reverse 3.93 4.87
Final Drive Ratio: 2.85 2.85

 

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Layout: Front engine with RWD (AWD available)
Front Suspension: MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints, ZF MVS passive dampers and direct-acting stabilizer bar; Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 with V-Series (RWD)
Rear Suspension: Five-link independent; coil springs with ZF MVS passive dampers and stabilizer bar; Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 with V-Series
Steering Type: Rack-mounted electric, power-assisted with variable assist; specific calibration for V-Series
Turning Circle (ft. / m): 37.1 / 11.3 (RWD)
38.0 / 11.6 (AWD)
Brake Type: Four-wheel-disc with ABS; Duralife brake rotors and low-drag brake calipers; four-channel ABS/TCS w/ DRP. Sport and V-Series includes Brembo 4-piston fixed front calipers
Brake Rotor Size
(in. / mm):
Front: 11.8 x 1.0 / 300 x 26 (vented) – Luxury & Premium Luxury
Front: 12.6 x 1.2 / 321 x 30 (vented) – Sport & V-Series
Rear: 12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23 (vented) – Luxury & Premium Luxury
Rear: 12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23 (vented) – Sport & V-Series
Wheels: 17 x 8-inch aluminum – Luxury
18 x 8-inch aluminum – Premium Luxury, Sport & V-Series
Wheels & Tires^: 225/45R17 all-season sealant – Luxury
235/40R18 all-season sealant or run-flat – Premium Luxury
235/40R18 all-season run-flat – Sport (standard) & V-Series (optional)
235/40R18 summer-only performance – V-Series

^Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations my change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to: my.chevrolet.com/learn/tires/ or see your dealer.

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase
(in. / mm):
109.3 / 2775
Overall Length
(in. / mm):
187.2 / 4756
Overall Width
(in. / mm):
71.5 / 1815 (w/o mirrors)
77.7 / 1974 (w/ mirrors)
Overall Height
(in. / mm):
56 / 1423
Track (in. mm): 60.3 / 1532 (front)
61.7 / 1568 (rear)

 

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Headroom
(in / mm):
38.3 / 973 (front)
36.5 / 928 (rear)
Legroom
(in. / mm):
42.4 / 1077 (front)
33.4 / 848 (rear)
Shoulder Room
(in. / mm):
55.2 / 1403 (front)
53.9 / 1370 (rear)
Hip Room
(in. / mm):
53 / 1346 (front)
52.5 / 1333 (rear)

 

CURB WEIGHT & CARGO VOLUME

Curb Weight
(lb. / kg):
3461 / 1570 (Luxury RWD) – est.
3616 / 1640 (V-Series RWD) – est.
Cargo Volume
(cu. ft. / L)^:
10.7 / 303

^Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE DRIVER SUPPORT & CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGIES*

Cadillac user experience1 Personalization
Cadillac user experience1 with Personalization and embedded Navigation2
8-inch-diagonal high-definition color touchscreen
Dual-microphone, Cloud3-based natural voice recognition
Dual-display driver information center
8-inch-diagonal driver information center display (replaces dual-display cluster)
Latest-generation, 15-watt wireless charging4
Center console rotary controller
Three USB ports5, and SD card reader and 2 auxiliary power outlets
Teen Driver
“Phone shrine”
Two years of OnStar Safety & Security coverage1 and limited Cadillac connected services trial1, plus 3 months or 3GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first)6.
Apple CarPlay7 and Android Auto8 for compatible smartphones

Certain features require a trial or paid active service plan

1Cadillac Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
2Map coverage available in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.
3Requires active connected services or OnStar plan. Services are subject to user terms and limitations and vary by vehicle model. Visit onstar.com for details. Availability subject to change.
4The system wirelessly charges one Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.cadillac.com/learn or consult your carrier.
5Not compatible with all devices
6 Connected services include 2 years of navigation services and 6 months of Remote Access Plan. Data plans offered by AT&T. Services subject to user terms and limitations. Certain services require working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services. See onstar.com for details and limitations. Availability subject to change.
7Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
8Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.



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