|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Cadillac ATS-V
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||3.9 sec||12.2 sec @ 117 mph||17/25/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
2016 Cadillac ATS-V
|3.6 Coupe||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||6M||4.2 sec||12.6 sec @ 115 mph||17/23/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.6 Coupe||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||3.9 sec||12.3 sec @ 114.9 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|3.6 Coupe||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.0 sec||12.3 sec @ 114.6 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|3.6 Coupe||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||6M||4.2 sec||12.6 sec @ 114.2 mph||17/23/20.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
|3.6 Coupe||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.2 sec||12.6 sec @ 114 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|3.6 Coupe||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||6M||4.3 sec||12.6 sec @ 114.7 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Road & Track|
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||3.9 sec||12.1 sec @ 122 mph||16/24/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||6M||4.2 sec||12.5 sec @ 117 mph||17/23/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||3.7 sec||12.1 sec @ 116.2 mph||16/24/20.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
About Cadillac ATS-V
Cadillac has done it again; they have come out with a hotter version of the ATS-V. The ATS series has long been a favorite of the Cadillac crowd. This luxury sports car has all the comforts of a luxury car, and has the speed and agility of a sports car.
Cadillac has come a long way, and the ATS-V shows why Cadillac remains the second oldest car manufacturing company in the United States. They have been setting the standards in luxury for over 100 years, Cadillac remains upfront, and still an American favorite.
We will take a look at the new design of the Cadillac ATS-V. While the look is similar to the previous Cadillac designs, there are some differences, and newly added features taken from the Camaro, and C6 Z06.
The changes include an angular chin spoiler, a ducktail deck lid spoiler, and quad exhaust tips. It is sporting 18-inch wheels, and currently there are no other sizes available.
The trim and vents are very stylish with an unpainted carbon-fiber hood vent, a carbon rear diffuser, and a larger spoiler. The ATS-V is also sporting black wheels, and blacked out window trim.
A black chrome trim finish is available, and also bronze, or red brake calipers. Optional are many other features, and color designs to suit your taste.
New Engine and Transmission Standards
The past ATS had been equipped with the twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6, producing around 455 hp, and 445 lb-ft of torque. This has been plenty of power for most, but there are quite a few that wanted a little more.
The Cadillac ATS-V was designed from the beginning to fit a larger V-8 under the hood. But the question since then has been which one? This has been a mystery until now. General Motors has put the 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 used in the Camaro Z/28 and C6 Z06 in the-is classic luxury sports car.
GM needs its high revving naturally aspirated eight cylinder to live on, so it’s keeping it in production for the Cadillac ATS-V+. Cadillac lovers had hoped for a new version of the C7 Z06’s supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, but I’m sure they would definitely be satisfied with an LS7-powered ATS. These are built by hand at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Ohio.
This engine produces 505 hp, and has 481 ft. lb. of torque, the same as in the Camaro Z/28. If the LS7 engine does not receive any updates before serving in the ATS-V+, it would still be a more powerful motor than the standard ATS-V’s, with 464-hp, 445 ft. lb. twin-turbo, and the 3.6-liter V-6.
It is also lighter. In addition to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the ATS-V+ will have the option of a seven-speed manual transmission from the Corvette, and a quick-shifting dual clutch gearbox that should be out later.
GM’s eight-speed automatic transmission is about 28 pounds lighter than the CTS-V’s six-speed transmission. It comes with the same gearing as the Corvette transmission.
The shift sequences, and traction control have been reprogrammed for a slightly gentler feel. The six-speed manual transmission will have GM’s “no lift shift” feature, and automatic motor rev matching capability that can be turned off.
Both of these transmissions send power rear-ward to an electronic limited-slip differential with launch control, and no mph limiters.
The ATS-V can go from zero to sixty in around 4 seconds, and a top speed over 185 mph.
ATS-V Chassis and Suspension
In the first V application from GM, the Alpha platform has a sport suspension that is 25% greater than the regular ATS. This is due to the additional bracing in the engine compartment. They have added an aluminum skid plate that is bolted to the bottom of the sub-frame, protecting it from the road.
Spring rates are increased by 50% on all corners. GM’s third generation Magnetic Ride Control dampers are joined with newly designed bushings, and ball joints. The ZF variable ratio electrically assisted steering is a claimed to be 14% tighter.
The front track is increased by one inch on the sedan and 0.2 on the coupe. The rear track is decreased by 0.5 and 0.3 inch. The tires are wider all around, with Michelin Pilot Super Sports measuring 255/35R-18 in front and 275/35R-18 on the rear wheels.
The braking system is manufactured by Brembo. The 14.6-inch discs in front are engaged d by a six piston caliper system. The rear is equipped with 13.3-inch discs with a four-piston system. Carbon ceramics are not an option on the ATS-V edition.
All in all, Cadillac has done it again, and continues to lead the way in automotive technology, luxury, and top performance.
To learn more about Cadillac ATS-V, visit the official Cadillac website.
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