The Cadillac ATS-V is a compact five passenger four door luxury sedan which is designed, engineered, assembled and solely marketed by General Motor’s. People have anxiously been waiting for its redesign and it seems that GM is finally delivering this request in form of a 2016 Cadillac ATS-V.
This new model will be a great rival to BMW’s dynamic duo M3 and M4. This model will be quite powerful since it will get an engine delivering about 455 horses and an acceleration from 0-60 at only 4 seconds. The car will reach the speeds of 185 miles per hour. Its chassis overall stiffness will be increased by about 25 percent. This new comer will also get GM’s magnetic ride control system which allows a car to adjust to the road conditions within a second, much faster that how the same system worked in the former system. There will also be performance traction management system combined with Brembo brakes comprising of six pistons measuring 14.5 inches up front and four rear measuring 13.3 inches. Again, the new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V will get either 18 or 19 inch alloy wheels wrapped in high quality sport rubber.
2016 CADILLAC ATS-V: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
There will be optional features as well which include a carbon fiber pack with more aggressive bodywork and track with video and lighter battery as well as data recorder feature for track driving. The new model will also come with some of the upgraded features from the current standard ATS. They include a strong rocker bulkhead, the shock tower-to-premium brace, V-braces for its engine compartment, a strong rear cradle-to-locker braces and a unique aluminum shear panel at its front. These updated features among others are aimed at making the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V stiffer.
Inside this new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, there will be a number of upgrades including alcantara seats with 18 way adjustment passenger seats upholstered with Mulan leather trim and suede microfiber stitches. The rear seats will be able to split and fold and they will have a centre armrest. As for the power features, there will be keyless power door locks, heated power mirrors and 4 one touch power windows. Features for comfort, instrumentation and convenience will also be offered. It will also have Bluetooth connectivity, and voice recognition and much more. As for the safety and security features, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V will come with a number of features which include 4-wheel ABS, remote anti theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, turn signal mirrors, traction control, stability control, 2 front and 2 rear headrests, xenon high intensity discharge headlamps, auto delay off headlamps and electronic brake force distribution among others.
2016 CADILLAC ATS-V: ENGINE SPECS
This model will pack a twin turbocharged 3.6 liter V6 under its bonnet. This engine will produce 455 horses and 455 lb-ft of torque which will be transported to the rear wheels via an eight speed automatic or a six speed manual transmission. This compact luxury sedans final weight is not yet known but it is approximated at 3700 pounds.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V: Release Date, Price, Competitors
2016 Cadillac ATS-V will go up against other luxury sedans like BMW M3/M4 and Lexus RC F. It will be launched in the spring of 2015 as a 2016 year model. Its price is not yet known but considering its competitors price, this model might be priced at around $ 60 000.