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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan

Technical Specs
455 hp 445 lb-ft 3.9 s 185 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V6, Twin-Turbo Length 184 in (4673 mm)
Displacement 217 cu in (3564 cc) Width 71.3 in (1811 mm)
Power 455 hp (339 kW) @ 5750 rpm Height 55.7 in (1415 mm)
Torque 445 lb-ft (603 Nm) @ 3500 rpm Weight n/a
Redline 6500 rpm Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) n/a
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 mph Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed n/a
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 6 Speed Manual
8 Speed Automatic
EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 255/35 ZR18 Manufacturer's Origin United States
Tire Size - Rear 275/35 ZR18 Base Price $61,460
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Cadillac ATS-V Sedan: Dual-Purpose Luxury Performer

Published: Wed Nov 19, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: Cadillac
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.
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.

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.

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