The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V-Series
When the baby learns to sprint and wants to pass...
Twin Turbocharged 3.6
Even though the Cadillac ATS V is the baby, don't be put off by her size which by the way looks fantastic especially in the coupe form. This great package comes with a GM supplied 3.6 L twin turbo V-6 engine rated at 464 hp and 445 pound feet of torque, and a quad exhaust. Cadillac's entry to high power is one of the most nimble, light and fast vehicles on the road with this set up and with seating for five or four she is ready to cause some serious damage to the big boys..
Letters, Numbers, Widgets and Alcantera
Cut and Sewn Beauty in a Beast
With a 6 speed manual transmission (something that a lot of companies in Europe are doing away with all together) or an 8 speed automatic, active rev matching so you are always in the right gear when shifting, the best and the most comfortable Alcantera Suede inserted 16 way powered Recaro seats in the business, Cadillac's new and faster CUE interface w/blue-tooth, simpler Navigation, Apple Car Play, Android auto interface, power everything, a Bose premium speaker system, alloy pedals, universal home remote, the V Moniker indicator, and a 200 mph speedometer, it's pretty clear when you step into the car that you know instantly you've walked into something special. Whew... Now that was a mouth full..
Dive and Squat
For a few thousand dollars more the Cadillac ATS V can also be had with a carbon fiber package. The carbon fiber package includes a carbon fiber hood, a carbon fiber splitter, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, and a carbon fiber spoiler making the a ATS V even slipperier on the road. (And more expensive) I'm good without it..
In dealing with poise we must also remember that great power with beauty is nothing without a way to tame it. The Cadillac ATS V comes standard with high-intensity headlights, an extremely taut, tight and balanced suspension, GM's magnetic shocks and dampners, a much thicker drive-shaft to turn those 464 horses into motion, thicker stabilizer bars, wider offset 18 inch tires in the rear and painted Brembo brakes w/steel rotors to pull all that power to a stop..
All of the grills and inlets are functional. The inlets in the front help cool both the engine and the brakes.. The vent on top is actually a heat extractor as is the side slits. Great yet simple technology for keeping the engine and brakes cooler and running smoother.. The car gets 16 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway and runs on Premium Fuel. Not bad for a high performance sports coupe.
The 2016 Cadillac ATS V has an entry level price of $61,550. Fully loaded for $67,855.. Steep entry level, but compared to other sports sedans in this class none of them can touch it. Not for the price, not for the amenities, not for the power and not for the 190 mph top speed.. Germany are you listening...
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When everything is sat ablaze..
So Impressive, Responsive, Comfortable and Beautiful
It is always incredible when a car company builds something with a dual personality. The Cadillac ATS V is a great car for road tripping and at the same time it is a take no prisoners Fire-breathing Dualing Dragon of two flavors. (coupe and sedan) Drive her with respect and she will reward you with a dynamic, fun and pleasurable experience with untapped power to spare. Screw up and she will set that ass on fire so get a match.. The wait was indeed worth it.. Thanks for checking us out here at autoFrenzy.net and our take on the magnificent 2016 Cadillac ATS V.. This is Dre' ... Deuces..!
G. Andre' C.