The BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63 S. Each German efficiency sedans include all-wheel drivetrains. Trying to the west, nonetheless, Cadillac’s contenders within the sizzling four-door class, the CT5-V Blackwing and the smaller CT4-V Blackwing, stay trustworthy to the rear-wheel-drive components. However why?
In an interview with Cadillac Society, Cadillac’s efficiency variants supervisor Mirza Grebovic shared some solutions for many who have been questioning. Of observe, Grebovic has the engineering duty not just for the brand new Blackwing fashions however for the remainder of the V-Sequence fashions as effectively.
Based on Grebovic, the choice to remain rear-wheel pushed got here from his staff’s want to maintain the Blackwing fashions drivers’ vehicles. He cited that the Cadillac V-Sequence was born from motorsports, with the Cadillac model not having any motorsports utility with all-wheel-drive.
Then, there’s the plain. Grebovic naturally talked about the load penalty of getting to drive all 4 wheels, together with the fee, complexity, and engineering challenges. With the quantity of energy that the Blackwing fashions produce, he stated that his staff needed to rejoice “the artwork of driving.”
That final bit was referred to by Grebovic as driving in good, dry climate, on the monitor or on canyon roads.
With that stated, Grebovic isn’t telling you which you could’t drive the Blackwings on snow. With cautious driving partnered with the fitting winter tires, plus a heightened frequent sense of not pushing the automotive to the restrict on precarious situations, you possibly can and you’ll.
Then once more, the dearth of an all-wheel drivetrain would not appear to trouble the primary 500 homeowners of the CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing. The restricted 250 models of every mannequin had been offered out rapidly on the time of launch.