The 2016 ATS-V is all-new with a high-performance variant of the standard ATS sedan and coupe. The ATS is chock-a-block with race inspired features mixed with some incredible handling for 2016.
According to Cadillac, each design modification made to the ATS-V is functional, designed to reduce lift, enhance cooling, and lower mass. The engine of the car sits under a ventilated carbon-fiber hood, and an optional Track Aerodynamics package raises the ability of the vehicle to produce down-force. The wheels on the ATS are specifically designed; lightweight, 18″ forged aluminum wheels that come in 3 different finishes.
The ATS comes standard with sports seats, revised shifter, a unique steering wheel, and a particular pedal treatment but Cadillac hasn’t forgotten that the ATS-V is not just a performance car; it’s a luxury car too.
Carbon-fiber and leather trim dominate the cabin, with the instrumentation set for the V-Series lineup. Also, the ATS-V comes with the newest version of the CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment system that includes text-to-voice capability, natural-voice recognition, and the OnStar 4G LTE connectivity.
Select the new optional Track package of ATS-V and the vehicle comes with the factory-installed Performance Data Recorder, which records high-definition video of all-day driving events full with the performance data overlay.
The coolest part of this feature? Once you’ve parked your ATS, you get to watch your video footage back on the CUE system’s touch-screen display!
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
The 2016 Cadillac ATS sedan has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which puts out 202HP. A 272-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is readily available in the sedan and standard in the coupe.
A 321HP, 3.6-liter V6 is readily available in both models. The all-new ATS-V features a 464-hp twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine. The EPA-estimated rating is at earns 22/32 MPG city/highway.
Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability control, and traction control. There are front-seat side airbags, active front head restraints, front knee airbags and complete-length side curtain airbags.Posted on July 6, 2016