Cadillac ATS General Discussion Forum Discussion, 6,000rpm freeway merge? in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; Just commenting on my experience this morning - 3.6L Sport mode - I was kind of in a rush, going ...
- 03-28-13 02:23 PM #1Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): ATS 3.6L Luxury
- Join Date
- Oct 2012
6,000rpm freeway merge?
Just commenting on my experience this morning - 3.6L Sport mode - I was kind of in a rush, going onto a freeway merge, followed by a freeway split-exit.
Being a bit more aggressive than usual, I get up to 80Mph, with my foot on the gas paddle, not lifting, just holding speed, for a little bit over half a mile.
To my surprise the rpm was holding at 6,000rpm, steady, until I exited and lifted. I flicked in and out of manual, and could read out M3.
I have seen the rpm holding at around 4,000 to 5,000 rpm before (at lower speeds), but never at 6,000rpm. And holding steady.
I figure this is part of the PAL algorithm? Perhaps it prefers M3.
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- 03-29-13 09:11 AM #2Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 2014 ATS 2.0 premium
- Join Date
- Sep 2012
Re: 6,000rpm freeway merge?
I haven't experienced this with my ATS but I had it happen a few times on my Audi. While in sport mode my Audi would almost redline until I let off the gas then it would upshift. I don't know what would cause this. I know I don't want to be cruising along at 6,000 rpm for too long.