First-ever V-Series with a Cadillac Twin Turbo engine – SAE-certified at 464 hp (346 kW) and 445 lb-ft of torque (601 Nm)
Offered with a six-speed manual with Active Rev Match or the all-new Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission
Brembo high-performance brake system
Gen 3 Magnetic Ride Control with 40-percent faster damping response
Integrated chassis controls include class-exclusive Performance Traction Management
Driver-selectable driving modes for touring, sport and track
Available downforce-generating track aerodynamics package
An interior with high-performance seats and ergonomics focused on the driver’s interfaces with key features for performance driving
Cadillac CUE connectivity, including Apple CarPlay capability
2016 CADILLAC ATS-V EXPANDS ACCLAIMED PRODUCT LINE, ELEVATES BRAND’S HIGH-PERFORMANCE V-SERIES WITH FIRST TWIN-TURBO ENTRY
The first-ever ATS-V – offered as a coupe and sedan – introduces class-leading twin-turbocharged power and a comprehensive suite of design and performance systems, expanding the ATS product line and advancing the V-Series legacy with its first turbocharged entry.
Since its inception in 2004, Cadillac’s V-Series has driven remarkable power and performance capability into the brand’s growing luxury car range. Building on the strengths of the award-winning ATS product line, the V-Series adds impressive 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 – a car with true track capability right from the factory that is also a sophisticated luxury car on the road.
“Cadillac’s V-Series is the best example of Cadillac’s emerging product substance – and the purest expression of the passion at the core of the brand,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac President.
The ATS-V is powered by the first-ever twin-turbocharged engine in a V-Series. Rated at an SAE-certified 464 horsepower (346 kW) and 445 lb-ft of torque (601 Nm), the engine is the segment’s highest-output six-cylinder and enables 0-60 performance in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph. It is backed by a six-speed manual – with Active Rev Match, no-lift shifting and launch control – or a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission featuring launch control and Performance Algorithm Shift.
The aura of track-inspired precision carries over to the interior, where the design and relationship of key components are aimed squarely at performance-driving ergonomics.
“With the performance the new ATS-V is capable of delivering, the interior needs to be as functional as the other vehicles systems,” said Smith. “All of the contact points – the steering wheel, seats, shifter and pedals – are designed to make performance driving experiences direct and intuitive.”
New, available 16-way-adjustable RECARO performance front seats are the lynchpins for the driving experience, with aggressive, adjustable bolsters that help hold the driver and front passenger in place during high-load cornering. They also have a luxury-performance feel, trimmed in Mulan leather with sueded microfiber inserts and seatbacks.
The rest of the interior features Cadillac’s handcrafted cut-and-sew elements, with decorative stitching and authentic materials, including carbon fiber. Three interior color combinations are offered: Jet Black, Jet Black with Saffron accents and Light Platinum with Jet Black accents.
The ATS-V also features a unique version of the 5.7-inch, three-window instrument panel cluster display, with V-Series graphics and distinctive gauge readouts. It is also equipped with the latest connectivity technologies from Cadillac, including:
CUE with Bluetooth connectivity with natural voice recognition
Text-to-voice that converts incoming text messages to speech and reads them over the audio system speakers
USB, auxiliary and SD memory card ports
OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Performance Data Recorder is controlled via CUE’s color touch screen and recordings can be reviewed on the screen when the vehicle is parked.
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V also features the latest in phone integration technology through Apple Car Play, which allows smartphone users to connect with applications such as navigation, hands-free text messaging, entertainment and news directly through the CUE display screen.