The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Takes Aim at BMW’s M3 and M4
At Arnie Bauer, we are always encouraged by healthy competition among the big players in luxury cars. We know Cadillac produces the finest luxury automobiles on the market, so we never worry about that, especially when a new model like the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is rolled out. There are plenty of reasons to be excited about this new sedan and coupe, so look out BMW, your M3 and M4 are no longer safe from the power and luxurious stylings of the Cadillac ATS-V.
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is loaded with a twin turbo, 3.6 liter V6 that delivers 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. The ATS-V is available in your choice of coupe or sedan model, and eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Zero to 60 can be accomplished in less than four seconds (3.9 to be exact), and it can reach a top speed of 185 miles per hour.
Through the incorporation of carbon fiber into the body, this Caddy is likely to weigh roughly 3,700 pounds, although that is not an official weight. The eighteen inch wheels are powerful and tough, but Brembo brakes are in place to provide plenty of stopping power if things start rolling too fast. The interior is fine, luxuriously fine, but luxury has always been at the forefront of the Cadillac brand so that’s really no surprise.
Cadillac has set the price for the ATS-V at $61,460 with plenty of options to choose from – which will include a Luxury Package with CUE and Navigation systems, sport alloy pedals, a universal home remote, and a split-folding rear seat. The Track Performance Package will get you a low mass battery and a Performance Data and Video Recorder. The Protection Package offers carpeted front and rear floor mats, a tire inflation kit and tow hooks. The Safety and Security Package will give drivers a peace of mind to match their stylish coupe or sedan with rear thorax air bags and heads up display in addition to the features included with the Advanced Security and the Driver Awareness Packages.
There are also upgrades to polished 18” wheels, a sun roof, Recaro performance seats, and sueded microfiber steering wheel and paddle shifter, as well as your choice of red or dark gold painted caliper brakes to help you achieve your dream car.