The 2016 ATS-V Sedan expands Cadillac's ATS product range and introduces twin-turbocharged power
to the V-Series when production begins in spring 2015.
Building on the ATS product line, the V-Series adds track capability to what was already the lightest and most agile-driving car in the luxury compact class. The result is a dual-purpose luxury performer.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan's 3.6-liter twin-turbo engine supports redesigned chassis, suspension and drivetrain systems developed to make the ATS-V Sedan one of the most agile, responsive and confident luxury performance sedans on the market.
First Twin-Turbocharged V-Series
With a more powerful iteration of Cadillac's twin turbo V6, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan represents the first twin-turbo powertrain in the history of the V-Series lineup. Highlights include:
- Turbochargers with low-inertia titanium-aluminide turbines and vacuum-actuated wastegates for more responsive torque production
- Compressors matched for peak efficiency at peak power levels, for optimal track performance
- Patent-pending low-volume charge-cooling system that optimizes packaging efficiency and maximizes boost pressure
- Lightweight titanium connecting rods that reduce inertia of the rotating assembly, complementing the quick-spooling turbochargers.
Track-Honed Driving Experience
The underlying ATS structure was redesigned by Cadillac to meet higher performance requirements. The result is 25-percent greater structural stiffness than non-V models, which contributes to more precise handling and more direct steering responsiveness.
With the stronger body structure - and more than a decade of V-Series production models and the CTS-V racing program experience under their belts - engineers tuned the ATS-V to deliver greater body motion control for a more agile feel, while maintaining good ride quality.
A key component of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan's dual-purpose performance are Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires developed specifically for the ATS-V. They feature a tri-compound tread that delivers excellent grip in performance driving situations, but delivers excellent ride quality characteristics and extended tread wear.
Brembo Breaking System
A Brembo high-performance brake system provides the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan with capability for track-day performance. The system includes 14.5-inch-diameter (370 mm) front rotors with staggered six-piston calipers and 13.3-inch-diamter (339 mm) rear rotors with four-piston calipers.
Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan also features third-generation Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management. Five driver-selectable settings include the segment's only competition-level settings for stability and traction control.
Magnetic Ride Control "reads" the road a thousand times per second, sending data to magneto-rheological fluid-filled dampers that can independently control the damping characteristics of all four dampers. Third-generation improvements enable 40-percent faster damping response. In fact, at 60 mph, the third-generation magnetic ride control system calculates the optimal damping force for every inch of the road.