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    1-2-N-V is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Twin Turbo 3.0 Likely Coming To Cadillac ATS

    Although I could not imagine Cadillac putting the same engine as the CTS V in the smaller ATS V. I would think at least 400 HP to compete with the M3....with all things being equal as far as power to weight. Although i seem to have read in this month's Motor Trend the 300 lb heavier, 100 HP less Porche 911 spanked the ZR1 in the 1320 So the you are correct in saying less power doesn't necessarily mean it cant be faster.

    Hmm...So what next for the XTS? a V series with a small liter high revving 600+ twin turbo, AWD, with a state of the art 7 speed dual clutch Auto that just rocks the competition and sips gas at 15/18 MPG.

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    Re: Twin Turbo 3.0 Likely Coming To Cadillac ATS

    Quote Originally Posted by 1-2-N-V View Post
    Although I could not imagine Cadillac putting the same engine as the CTS V in the smaller ATS V. I would think at least 400 HP to compete with the M3....with all things being equal as far as power to weight. Although i seem to have read in this month's Motor Trend the 300 lb heavier, 100 HP less Porche 911 spanked the ZR1 in the 1320 So the you are correct in saying less power doesn't necessarily mean it cant be faster.

    Hmm...So what next for the XTS? a V series with a small liter high revving 600+ twin turbo, AWD, with a state of the art 7 speed dual clutch Auto that just rocks the competition and sips gas at 15/18 MPG.
    GM has stated that cars will either get a V or a Platinum, but not both.

    I'd expect the ATS & CTS to be the former, while the SRX, XTS and Escalade are the latter.

    This was hinted at the fact the XTS concept was called XTS Platinum Concept.

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    Re: Twin Turbo 3.0 Likely Coming To Cadillac ATS

    I hope the ATS V offers the new GM v8 and a dual clutch transmission...

    Turbo four cylinder base motor would be cool too.

    Mid range v6 and the coupe, sedan, convertible, wagon should offer an interesting volume leader..

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    Re: Twin Turbo 3.0 Likely Coming To Cadillac ATS

    Cadillac needs to hit a homerun with the ATS. This cannot be some bloated, underpowered whale (see SRX). Love to see an all out effort to get weight out of this car. The German competitors are already using aluminum in suspension components and are doing a good job powering their cars for both performance and economy. If we are going to compete with the 3 series, we need to do so from the get go, not on the refresh three years later.

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    Re: Twin Turbo 3.0 Likely Coming To Cadillac ATS

    You're right but history tells us we might be a little bit behind the curve here... I have a feeling we're not going to see anything to answer the 335i. The 328i, on the other hand, I have a good feeling about.. In any event, I think Cadillac is taking a step back from trying to be BMW (everyone has tried and failed) and leaning more toward a Lexus/Mercedes type of feel. I expect a very luxurious entry-level ATS that performs competitively.. This is only opinion - but I think we'll have a Lexus IS350 at the VERY best... Even that is pushing the performance envelope.. Though the ATS-V will surely be impressive...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTerp View Post
    Cadillac needs to hit a homerun with the ATS. This cannot be some bloated, underpowered whale (see SRX). Love to see an all out effort to get weight out of this car. The German competitors are already using aluminum in suspension components and are doing a good job powering their cars for both performance and economy. If we are going to compete with the 3 series, we need to do so from the get go, not on the refresh three years later.
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    Re: Twin Turbo 3.0 Likely Coming To Cadillac ATS

    the 335i is a great car, no questions there. i've owned one, and a 135i, as well. the ATS 2.0L turbo will be a decent competitor to the 328i. the ATS-V, depending on engine size/config/etc will be a great car. the f30/f80/f82 m3 will be another story. bmw is going back to a straight 6 with that car, with at least 2 turbo's. a 3rd electric turbo is rumored. either way, twin turbo bmw 6's can keep up with the cts-v, with the right software and hardware. i'm just glad caddy is making the ATS. should be fun!

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    Re: Twin Turbo 3.0 Likely Coming To Cadillac ATS

    also should add: i'm test driving the ATS 2.0L turbo ASAP, to replace my zhp daily driver. i like that cadillac aimed at the e46 size/performance with the ATS. the e46 is a special car, for sure.

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