The BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S both come with four-wheel drive (AWD). But going west, we see Cadillac still selling hot sedans like the CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing with a rear differential! The main question is why Cadillac did not take a similar approach to its German rivals?
In a new interview, Mirza Gerbovic, Cadillac’s director of high-performance performance vehicles, explained the main reason why the two AWD sedans were not available. It should be noted that in addition to his vital responsibility in engineering the Blackwing models, Gerbovich also played a role in the design of the other Cadillac V-Series models.
According to Gerbovich, the decision to keep the new models in the form of a rear differential is rooted in the inner desire of his team members to keep driving pleasure high. He reminded that Cadillac V series cars are the result of the company’s experience of sports motorcycles. Because Cadillac has no plans to launch an AWD car in the sports engine.
So now everything seems clear. Gerbovich cited other reasons for Cadillac’s reluctance to drive four-wheelers as weight gain, cost overruns, more complex repairs and engineering challenges. He mentions the extra power that the Blackwing series models give to the driver, called the Driving Art Festival.
Gerbovich says the best performance of Cadillac sports cars can be experienced in dry weather and on smooth roads. Of course, this does not mean that it is impossible to drive in snowy conditions! Because with winter tires, you can also enjoy driving new Cadillacs in the cold.
With all that said, AWD vacancy does not seem to be a big deal for owners of the first 500 CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing devices. It is noteworthy that both production series of 250 units of these two cars, on the same day of introduction, sold out quickly.