Cadillac Shows Off the Non-V CT4 for the First Time

Although the CT4-V was revealed at an event earlier this summer, Cadillac kept mum about the standard CT4 until now. Offering as much as 309 hp (or as little as 237 hp) and AWD in every trim, the standard CT4 is aimed squarely at youths.

Power comes from the same (albeit detuned) 2.7-liter 4 cylinder as the CT4-V or from a turbocharged 2.0-liter. The larger makes 309 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque while the smaller makes 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

It’s not all about power, though. Cadillac wanted the CT4 to be a handler, too, so they set it all on their finest, RWD-based chassis. It 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).

Inside, meanwhile, it features an 8-inch infotainment screen and benefits from GM’s latest digital vehicle platform. That means that it sends signals faster and can be continuously improved over the air.

It also gets an HD rear vision camera, LED interior with stealth mode, dual-zone climate control, premium audio with noise cancellation, and a heated steering wheel (optionally).

“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.”

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