Hearing the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe motor roar reveals that the high-performance version of the ATS Coupe. The twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 found in the XTS Vsport and CTS Vsport models will also power the new ATS-V models. With it’s 425 horsepower it will definitely challenge the BMW M3 and M4.
The first characteristic that visually separates the basic from the sports model 2016 Cadillac ATS V Coupe is the vented hood. Also you can see modifications in the body kit. Tires and brakes, uprated wheels and quad-exhaust tips. Similar modifications should feature on the ATS-V sedan.
Thanks to their Alpha underpinnings the ATS-V model are lighter than their rivals. The ATS-V models are also thought to benefit from a seven-speed manual transmission as standard, and also you can get the General Motors Company’s eight-speed automatic available as an option.
The V6 motor has a standard six-speed manual transmission and can also come with eight-speed automatic unit controlled by shift paddles. General Motors’ Magnetic Ride Control is defined as helping to power helps the driver make the most of the power, equipped with Brembo brakes.
According to Cadillac spokesperson Brain Corbett the company offered the car as a sedan or coupe, the ATS-V’s body is tuned for performance, too. Larger grille openings feed cool air to the two turbos, and the carbon fiber hood has a heat extractor to further lower temperatures. Wider fenders accommodate 18-inch wheels that are nine inches wide in front and 9.5 inches out back, with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
It’s expected the ATS-V sedan to be priced close to $60k and the ATS-V a bit more expensive. Also in the works is a new-generation of the CTS-V, which should make its own auto show debut early next year.
Both cars are due in showrooms next year. Given the pricing of its competition, we expect the ATS-V sedan to be priced close to $60k and the ATS-V Coupe to start several grand above that figure. Also in the works is a new-generation of the CTS-V, which should make its own auto show debut early next year.