competition for the M3 and AMG C63

Not everyone willthe Cadillac with big gasoline engine well can place. That’s why he deserves it anyone explanation. de CT4-V blackwing is the sequel to respected ATS-V and must compete of a Mercedes-AMG C63, BMW M3 and Alfa Romeo Giulia Q.

Together with that very convincing CT5-V blackwing he forms Cadillac’s farewell committee. After this, also performance models electric. It is not that far yet, and until then vfor just over $60,000 this one blackwing to get. With it, he cheaper After that European competition.

The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is serious competition for the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S

The specifications are not up to 472 hp and 603 Nm from a twin-blown V6. That issame block as in ATS-V, but adjusted in detail. It is available with -one ten-step automatic or een manual gearbox six-speed. Driving takes place via the rear wheels and there is -one electronically controlled differential lock. that klinks as a global offering and it is.

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The packaging is Moreover attractive. Aggressive, but not as polarizing as the current M3. Cadillac is a 476 centimeter long sedan with sharp lines. The front radiates aggression, the wheel arches are lit and the four rectangular exhausts look potent. Only with the tailgate duck tail is mediocre in design injectedintegrated. Compared to the ATS-V, the interior has a upgraded infotainment systembut a small screen by European standards.

Good balance

In the instrumentation is a (stiff) rear axle and the locking percentage visible. brother-in-law line he distributes the 603 Nm balanced over both rear wheels and cornering walks the percentage ugly that outer wheel on. The meter also shows interesting insight in the workking of the barrierdifferential when approaching a bend.

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, Competition, M3, AMG C63
The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, the American competitor to the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S. (Image: Cadillac)

During the day that brakes he almost opens, but becomes something blocking for stability. Then to sends it in all the way Open go for a good round.

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing engine less inspiring than competitors

The twin turbo V6 is less good than the fines from Europe. He doesn’t disrupt the fun, but he doesn’t inspire either. At 6000 rpm it is best and at the bottom he has to wake up a little. He knows how to impress, especially in the area between 2500 and 5000 with the steps he takes. But the fanaticism of the M3 block or the burning of the Alfa V6 is not in it.

The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, the American competitor to the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S. (Image: Cadillac)

Sports sedan that can easily compete in the European top. The sports heart is certainly not fiery enough, but it excellent control and the balanced driving behavior does very well.

BMW M3 Touring optional with Race Track Pack

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