Cadillac Announces ATS-V Sedan Debut At 2014 LA Auto Show
As if flagship land yachts weren’t enough, Cadillac has gone and announced that the ATS-V sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Detroit News reports the sedan’s target is the BMW M3, and is expected to receive its firepower from the CTS V-Sport’s twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6, capable of 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft. of torque in the V-Sport. The engine is mated to a standard eight-speed automatic that may also see duty with the ATS-V.
In addition, Cadillac will unveil the coupe variant of the ATS-V in 2015, as well as bring the CTS-V sedan to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The latter will likely have a 600-horsepower version of the Corvette Stingray Z06’s supercharged V8.
Both ATS-Vs and the new CTS-V will arrive in showrooms sometime later in 2015.
I never assumed the ATS-V would be a V8; I thought it was understood a year ago that it would be V6TT. I do expect Cadillac to up the power to 435 or so to differentiate V from V Sport, but wasn't this V6 for ATS-V and a V8 for CTS-V the plan all along?
For me, the question is, "How does it drive?" The ATS wasn't around when I bought my G37S coupe. Otherwise, it would have been a candidate. An ATS-V should be the same only better. Note that I tried and rejected both Audi and BMW.
V should stand for 'Vette engine.... I kinda like the new Caddys. Magnaride is probably still at least as good as what's on offer anywhere else. But turbo engines, unless they are designed explicitly to be crazy like a built Evo, just isn't particularly exciting. Large, NA OHV engines should be religion at GM. It's one thing they've got, that the rest don't. And it's an awesome asset to boot. 5 liters at the weight of an OHC 3.5 or less.
I would prefer previous CTS(coupe) V6(with XLA - the best Caddy design) that new 'design-not wise' ATS .. But with proper 'body-kit'(to hide blunt design) and with 550bhp is's got some chance :)