2016 Cadillac ATS-V unveiled

Following the launch of its ATS-V.R race car, Cadillac has revealed the road-going ATS-V. This new variant, which is described as a ‘dual-purpose luxury performer’, is going to be offered in both Sedan and Coupe guises. Obvious rivals include the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG and BMW M3 / M4.

The ATS-V gains a 3,567 cc all-aluminium V6 engine boasting variable valve timing, direct fuel injection and twin turbochargers. As a result, estimated power is 455 bhp (339 kW / 460 PS) while peak torque is a healthy 603 Nm (445 lb/ft).

Delivered to the rear wheels via either a six-speed Tremec manual gearbox or an eight-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, that output is sufficient for a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of just 3.9 seconds. Top speed for the ATS-V is reckoned to be in excess of 185 mph (299 km/h).

Cadillac ATS-V Sedan (2016) Front Side

Cadillac ATS-V Coupe (2016) Side

Numerous chassis improvements complement the enhanced powertrain. To start with, the bodyshell has been made 25% stiffer thanks to extra bracing and other modifications. Added to this are a recalibrated suspension set-up, stronger anti-roll bars, the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive damping system and a more responsive ZF electric power-steering rack.

Also fitted are upgraded Brembo brakes, an electronic limited-slip differential and 18” alloy wheels shod with specially-developed Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres. Furthermore, there’s a choice of ‘touring’, ‘sport’ and ‘track’ driving modes.

A lightweight carbon fibre bonnet, restyled bumpers and side sills, a front splitter, widened wheel arches and a rear spoiler complete the V Series transformation.

Prices for the 2016 ATS-V Sedan and Coupe have yet to be announced.

Cadillac ATS-V Sedan (2016) InteriorCadillac ATS-V Coupe (2016) Front

Cadillac ATS-V Sedan (2016) Rear SideCadillac ATS-V Coupe (2016) Interior

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