ANd if it should have a V8, why don't we see this V8 in the CTS?
My guess is that it will be similar in size to the BLS. Youve mentioned a few times now that you think it will be called the BTS...whats your reasoning?
Im not saying the ATS-V should have a V8. Im saying with what Ive read, it makes much more sense to use the V8. The ATS will be, by far, the smallest Cadillac ever sold. If they introduce a brand new powertrain with it, than the entire car is new. I see some potential problems with this. IF the engine turns out to have some 1st year gremlins, this could mean alot of trouble for the ATS reputation. And CAdillac doesnt have a good history with small cars. And people still remeber this, even tho the CTS should have changed the rep. THe last thing a new small car from Cadillac needs is bad press. Could they get the V6tt right? Sure! But they allready have the proven V8. It would be just 1 less potential problem in a brand new car in a segment where the company has never been. Plus, the performance aspect would be undeniable. With even the smallest and cheapest of mods, youd be showing the M3 the tailights. Just my thinking...
In order to make this all rime, Cadillac should stick to this. I know the A-size Cadillac plan has been introduced years ago, when there was already the BLS. The BLS, as it is, is dead. But the size of the presented ATS is, what we can interpret from the descriptions from 'witnesses' about current BLS size. SInce BTS has been mentioned before by Cadillac as well, It is hard to imagine a B-size platform between the presented ATS and the current CTS.
For the same reason I predict that the mentioned XTS will be the next DTS. Yes, the current DTS and STS were announced to be killed. But you can interpret that as being killed as current platform setup. The name might as well still come back is what I think.
Then the next superluxliner Cadillac flagship will be the FTS, maybe a hint to Fleedwood...
Then, at least, you would have a nice alphabet-logicalal line-up of cars from B to F, and possibly later from A to F.
XLR is dead. No issue there with lettering.
SRX still is out of logic.
Escalade, I just presume as possible, will be renamed VRX?
Anyway, that is my reasoning. My attempt to make logical sense. But I keep in mind, that there will be no nice logic behind it. :cookoo:
Mind you, we've been fooled before by Cadillac; the BRX turned out to be the SRX. The preview shots (tv appearance in 2006??) of the 2nd gen CTS turned out to be the CTS coupe...
Something tells me the Escalade will NEVER be renamed. Ever.
For a fictional analogy, it would be like renaming the Corvette the CSC (Chevrolet Sport Coupe, or something). People KNOW what a Corvette is, just like people know what an Escalade is. When you say you drive an Escalade, the image you get is someone with money. If you drive a Corvette, and barring MLC people, you get the image of a performance car.
Uniformity is nice and all, but some things just shouldn't be messed with.
The Escalade should not be renamed, ever.
Bet heavily on a ~450 hp Gen V V8 for the ATS-V. The Alpha platform will take a small-block; no other engine makes sense. The next-gen CTS-V will probably be around 600 hp.
I'm up for a 450hp V8 ATS V ! Can't wait to see it hit the show circuit.
Hope it has a DSG! or MCT!
If they use a turbo six it will have to have in excess of 400 hp. That would represent an expensive development project. The V8 would be the easiest, least costly, and most popular choice imho.
I'm hoping it will still have a manual transmission option personally.Quote:
Originally Posted by JBsZ06
I will be extremely surprised if the ATS-V gets a V8.
Anybody think the v will be out by next summer?
Maybe. I'd guess late 2013/early 2014...Quote:
Originally Posted by boycer11