2016 Cadillac ATS-V
Cadillac introduced the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, expanding the ATS product range and elevating the brand’s elite high-performance V-Series to its next generation. Available in sedan and coupe forms, the first-ever ATS-V will introduce class-leading twin-turbocharged power and a comprehensive suite of design and performance systems when production begins in spring 2015. Cadillac’s V-Series has driven remarkable power and performance capability into the brand’s growing luxury car range. In addition, the V-Series adds impressive track capability to what was already the lightest and most agile-driving car in the luxury compact class. The result is a dual purpose luxury performer a car with true track capability right from the factory that is also a sophisticated luxury car on the road.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Exterior
New 2016 Cadillac ATS-V use a unique front grille with vertical slats on the ATS-V Coupe, the high-performance two-door similar to the CTS-V’s. That’s not a bad thing though, as the grille is slimmer than the one seen on the standard coupe, providing a more aggressive appearance. The apron is also brand-new, featuring a wide and tall air dam flanked by revised side intakes. A carbon-fiber splitter and a bulged, carbon-fiber hood contribute to the ATS-V’s menacing looks. The scenario is equally aggressive around back, where a diffuser-like piece replaces the regular apron. The V package also includes lightweight alloy wheels featuring a twin-five-spoke layout. Both the rollers and the brake calipers behind them can be had in three different finishes, allowing buyers to customize their ATS-V Coupe. A blacked-out window trim replaces the standard chrome offered on the regular coupe. A lowered suspension gets the ATS closer to the ground to round off the visual upgrade.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Interior
The interior of 2016 Cadillac ATS-V doesn’t see massive layout improvements over, but Cadillac did its best to suggest the ATS -V. The racing-inspired seats provide the utmost support during high-speed cornering, while also maintaining a luxury feel thanks to the Mulan leather and sueded microfiber inserts they are wrapped in. Interior color combinations are limited to three choices : Jet Black, Jet Black with Saffron accents, and Light Platinum with Jet Black accents. Speaking of infotainment, the ATS-V Coupe is also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, Text-to-Voice, USB, SD memory card ports and OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Engine
Unlike the CTS-V, which used a supercharged V-8 engine, the 2016 cadillac ATS-V is motivated by a twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter V-6, making it the first V-Series model to feature twin-turbo power. Rated at 455 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, the force-fed V-6 is also the highest-output six-banger in its segment, outgunning the BMW M4’s 3.0-liter inline-six by 30 ponies and 39 pound-feet of twist.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Release Date and Price
2016 Cadillac ATS-V to be unveiled at the L.A. auto show next month, the ATS-V should begin populating dealer lots in the spring wearing stickers that start somewhere around $61K.
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