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2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V (FAQ) | Edmunds.com

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edited November 2014 in Cadillac
image2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V (FAQ) | Edmunds.com

The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is the high-performance variant of the midsize entry-level sedan or coupe that will arrive at dealers in the spring of 2015.

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  • phantogramphantogram AtlantaPosts: 13
    I'd never buy it over an RS5, or even an S5, but it's still pretty badas*.
    WreckEmTech
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021
    Looks good and those are very impressive engine numbers, now let's see if the performance matches the numbers.
  • The body on this has been used for to long time for a new body across the complete Cadillac car line, I love the new Escalade and great looking SUV but the car line is getting stale
  • Even though the platform is rear-drive based, it wouldn't have been a bad idea for Cadillac to offer optional AWD. Even if this car is "better" than an RS5, it won't matter to some buyers who live in Snow Belt states and need a performance coupe that also has to double as a daily driver when winter comes. True, if you've got the money to buy a car like this, there's a good chance that you've got another car you can drive in snowy weather, but that isn't always the case. Some people need their high-performance car to also be usable in everyday life, even during inclement weather.
  • chol92594 said:

    Even though the platform is rear-drive based, it wouldn't have been a bad idea for Cadillac to offer optional AWD. Even if this car is "better" than an RS5, it won't matter to some buyers who live in Snow Belt states and need a performance coupe that also has to double as a daily driver when winter comes. True, if you've got the money to buy a car like this, there's a good chance that you've got another car you can drive in snowy weather, but that isn't always the case. Some people need their high-performance car to also be usable in everyday life, even during inclement weather.


    Well said, perfect example is how about 80% + of the US is freezing and or covered in ice/snow.... Won't be seeing z/28's driving around.
  • mittzombiemittzombie Posts: 162
    edited November 2014
    Sounds like fun with the manual. I would need another car in my area though for the snow.
    Even if you don;t plan on driving it on snow days you never know when some snow can sneak in past the weather forecast these days.
  • Not a bad looking car overall. Looks fabulous particularly in White and Silver. Modern, with nice clean lines, no clutter, no gimmick. Everything but that rear spoiler looks great. The spoiler looks tagged on and do not integrate well with the rest of the car -- something like the previous gen CTS-V Coupe would have been much, much better. It looks like something from Pepboys really... but, the spoiler probably wouldn't cost more than $500 to remove, have a body shop weld up the mounting holes, smooth and repaint the trunk lid. Given the excellent handling characteristics of the regular ATS the fact that GM took their time to tune and sort of the V-car before launching it -- two full years. I am confident this car will have no trouble keeping up with the Ultimate Driving Machines in the twisties.

    Absolutely lousy power train choice though. The 3.6L (LF3) Twin-Turbo V6 is in every way inferior to the 6.2L (LT1) V8 from the Corvette. The V6 weighs more than the V8 (485 lbs vs 465 lbs), it takes up more room under the hood than the V8, it cost more than the V8, it has some turbo-lag whereas the V8 has none, it makes no more power than the V8, it makes less torque than the V8 and it's fuel economy numbers are no better than the Pushrod V8. That bulge in the hood aft of the vents would not have been necessary if the V8 was used for instance allowing for even sleeker lines and having 20 lbs less mass hanging in the front will improve vehicle balance. Being turbocharged, GM is also opening itself to warranty abuse by individuals who will re-flash the ECU with some aftermarket hack which over-boosts the engine, shorten the life of its components, then -- when times go awry -- revert to stock programming and show up at a dealer for warranty repair. In short, it is inferior in every measure. This is before we even take into account the desirability of 8-cylinders with certain buyers and more importantly the lack of competition fielding 8-pots and a large swept volume. The Pushrod V8 is a technological marvel that dominates DOHC designs in terms of making the most power from the most compact and lightest engine package while delivering superior fuel economy. GM should embrace it not run away from it just be be more like the Europeans. Oh well, I guess it could have been worse -- they could have dropped in the CTS V-sport engine without any upgrades to the internals or output.
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