Cadillac shipped 1,114 CT4 Premium Luxury models with 450T badges, although they should’ve had the 500T emblem on the trunk.
If you thought Cadillac’s scheme of putting torque figures instead of displacement on the badges is confusing, you’re not alone. Cadillac employees experienced the same when they built and shipped more than 1,100 cars with the wrong badges.
As per the Cadillac’s numbering scheme, the 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury with the turbocharged 2.7-liter I4 L3B gasoline engine should wear the ‘500T’ badge on its tailgate. However, a handful of the Cadillac CT4 models shipped with incorrect ‘450T’ badges. At first, fans speculated that this was, in fact, a new model. Nonetheless, it later turned out to be nothing more than a human error.
The CT4’s 2.7-liter engine produces 309 HP and 474 Nm of torque, rounded off to 500 Nm. Hence, the model should wear a 500T badge on its trunk. After the news got out, General Motors has taken the necessary actions to rectify the error.
Following Cadillac’s service bulletin, the 1,115 CT4 units that wear the 450T badge will get a 500T replacement at dealerships. However, owners will only get a replacement if the vehicle is under warranty.
When Cadillac Society reported on this error, it pointed out that none of the current models wears a 450T badge. So, it’s still not entirely clear as to where the error was. Does this mean that a new model of the CT4 might be in the making?