The introduction of the new 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will mark Cadillac’s revival of the manual transmission.
However, these manual transmissions may not have been possible without new additive manufacturing applications that will bring 3D-printed parts into the upcoming sedans.
The V-Series Blackwing models will be the first GM products to have 3D-printed parts, including a unique emblem atop the manual shifter knob that is hand-finished by a Cadillac craftsman. In addition, two HVAC ducts and an electrical harness bracket are also 3D printed. By leveraging additive manufacturing the team was able to reduce costs and innovate upon the manual transmission, a feature that continues to be a strong desire for many performance driving enthusiasts.
Both the CT4-V Blackwing and the CT5-V Blackwing will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and offer a 10-speed automatic transmission as an option.
The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be available starting summer 2021.