The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing beats Audi RS6, Mercedes E63S AMG and BMW M5 at only $84,990


Remember our article on the new BMW M5 CS, a limited-run, highly tuned 635 hp sedan from Germany? That was the most powerful BMW M-Series car in history, it effortlessly beats rivals like the Audi RS6 (591 hp), the Mercedes E63S AMG (603 hp), or the Bentley Flying Spur (636 hp) … but those cars are well over the $100,000 mark, so mostly aimed at the lucky few.

Cadillac is about to stir up the market of the high-power sedans with the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing, packing a 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine with 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque, and for all those purest out there … a 6-speed manual transmission. You can opt for a 10-speed automatic too if you really want to while stopping power comes from a set of renowned Brembo calipers available in grey, blue, red, and bronze, hiding behind forged aluminum 19-inch wheels, 10-inch wide at the front, 11-inch wide for the rear.

Naturally, a host of carbon fiber is used on the exterior and interior of these Blackwing models, also note the steering wheel comes with a serialized plaque on each car, each of the front grilles is functional at directing cool air where it’s needed, no fake vents on this Cadillac, and they make the race car look complete for this four-door sedan.

Add the exterior carbon-fiber package for even more downforce and stability, and it also looks good too, including a rear wing and front splitter.

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