General Motors made waves in the automotive industry earlier this year when they announced their plans to go carbon neutral by the year 2040. This understandably ruffled a few feathers among the enthusiast crowd, but GM didn’t wait long to throw ICE-powered car fans a bone. Just days after the major announcement, the automaker rolled out two of their most extreme sports sedans yet by way of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing. With the irony of the debut’s timing aside, these new performance-focused entries look poised to take the fight to the Germans one last time, and are (slowly) reaching dealers now. But, for those hoping to see the Cadillac Blackwing models take on a different shape however, we have some bad news for you.
No Coupe Or Wagon Coming For Any Variant Of Cadillac CT4 Or CT5
In speaking with our sources close to the automaker, MC&T has learned that both the lithe CT4-V Blackwing and authoritative CT5-V Blackwing models will only be available in sedan form through their entire product lifecycle. There will not be a coupe, a wagon, or any sort of drop top offering coming in the future. That goes for the rest of the CT4 and CT5 lineup, as well.
This is somewhat perplexing, considering that Cadillac at least offered an ATS-V Coupe (and even outlived the sedan version) before the CT4-V Blackwing, and the Chevrolet Camaro – riding on a similar architecture as the two Cadillac sedans – is built in the same plant, and is also a coupe. Furthermore, companies like BMW, Audi, and Mercedes Benz all offer sporty coupes alongside their four-door machines. In fact, all three of those automakers will also offer a sporty wagon in the coming years, as well, with the new BMW M3 Touring. And yet the Cadillac Blackwing lineup will not follow suit.
At least both the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing can be had with manual and automatic transmissions.
Cadillac Blackwing Models Take A Back Seat To Electrics
Of course, budgeting for a purely electric vehicle lineup in the near future is an incredibly resource and capital intensive endeavor. And it feels like Cadillac seems to care way more about upcoming EVs like the Lyriq than it does a pair of performance sedans. The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, however, might change that tone a bit.
Do you wish Cadillac would have made the Blackwing models in various styles, or do you think the sedans are where it’s at? Let us know down below.