Cadillac will finally reveal the BMW M3/M4 baiting ATS-V

Rumors | August 19th, 2014 by 2
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At the 2014 LA Auto Show, U.S. luxury automaker Cadillac will unveil the ATS-V model, a competitor to the BMW M3 and M4. The ATS-V …

At the 2014 LA Auto Show, U.S. luxury automaker Cadillac will unveil the ATS-V model, a competitor to the BMW M3 and M4.

The ATS-V will feature an aggressive front fascia, a revised grille and a ventilated hood, along with a larger spoiler, a rear diffuser and a four-tailpipe exhaust system.

The car is likely to be powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces approximately 420 hp (313 kW) and 430 lb-ft of torque.

Sources say the ATS-V was engineered by the team behind the new C7 Corvette and the hopes are that the ATS-V can replicate the Vette’s handling capabilities.

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An eight-speed automatic is standard, but it’s still not clear whether a manual transmission will be available since the ATS box only has the torque capacity to handle the output of the car’s four-cylinder turbo.

Cadillac says it plans to export the cars to all of its global markets. However, there won’t be a right-hand drive ATS-V.

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