A TFL reader sent in these curious Cadillac CT5 spy shots.
TFL reader Jeff and his wife spotted this test mule out and about in downtown Pittsburgh. By the looks of it, it appears they captured the 2020 Cadillac CT5 out in the wild. But that’s not all — they also spotted several cars hiding under sheets in a local parking garage. Curious? Definitely.
It only emerged from a moment, seemingly moving from one parking garage to the next. But that was enough to get a few deecent glimpses at what appears to be Cadillac’s replacement for the aging CTS. From what we can see – mainly just the front grille and rear light cluster, there’s a sleeker silhouette to the old CTS. The grille is slimmer than before, while the broad shoulder line from the old car remains. As is fashionable with sedans these days, though, the roofline has more of a fastback appearance.
There isn’t too much we know with certainty about the Cadillac CT5 at the moment. Naturally, it will slot below the range-topping CT6, and will have updated styling. Beyond that, it will almost certainly house a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as a base engine, with GM’s ubiquitous 3.6-liter V6 engine somewhere in the range.
In the spirit of the old CTS and its CT6 sibling, it’s likely we’ll see a CT5-V before long as well. Whether it will pack a V8 is unclear. It may happen, although that 4.2-liter twin-turbo Blackwing V8 may stick to the CT6 for now. Perhaps Cadillac will eke more power and torque from the twin-turbo 3.6-liter unit in the CTS V-Sport. Currently, the V-Sport makes 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Odds are the new car will see an upgrade from the current 8-speed in the CTS to a 10-speed automatic.
Speaking of the CT6 earlier, it seems Cadillac brought one along for testing. It seems they also brought along an Audi A4 and a BMW 3 Series. Since the German cars are numbered (as is the CT6), we’re certain these cars are part of Cadillac’s testing.
Huge thanks to MGC for taking and submitting these photos! If you have spy shots of your own you’d like to send us, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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