Report: Cadillac May Have Slightly Underestimated the CT5’s Power

The Society of Automotive Engineers (the SAE, to you and me) has rated the CT5’s power at 5 hp and 5 lb-ft of torque higher than was initially estimated by Cadillac.

When the CT5 was announced, Cadillac estimated power figures of 355 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. According to information uncovered by Cadillac Society, the SAE has certified that the CT5 will make 360 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque.

Of course, that’s not an enormous power increase, but it’s certainly better than overestimating. Better yet, Cadillac predicted that peak horsepower would arrive at 5600 RPM while peak torque would be made between 2400-4400 RPM.

The SAE found, meanwhile, that peak hp would arrive at 5400 RPM and peak torque would run from 2350-4000 RPM. With power arriving lower in the rev range, the car should feel more lively than it would have with Cadillac’s estimates.

The power, of course, comes from a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The power is all sent through a limited-slip differential.

If you that all sounds appealing to you, you can get one of your very own in the first quarter of 2020.

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