: The Cadillac ATS-V is my next Cadillac.. Is it yours?



Lord Cadillac
06-16-10, 01:05 PM
I'm pretty much convinced that I'm buying this car if it has a V6 or V8 with forced induction. I want something comfortable, luxurious (feature-wise), at least as fast as the current CTS-V, fairly affordable ($50k new?) and modifiable.. I'm not looking for a track car. I want a daily driver that can keep up with the best of them...

How about you?

Stingroo
06-16-10, 01:18 PM
Gotta have 8 cylinders. Otherwise no thanks.

V-Eight
06-16-10, 04:05 PM
Gotta have 8 cylinders. Otherwise no thanks.

Agreed. Although a TT6 would be cool, I'd probably just take the step up to the CTS-V

jrosevear
06-16-10, 05:36 PM
It should have whatever the base Vette engine is -- presumably a Gen V smallblock with direct injection and 450ish hp -- and a 6 spd manual. And a sunroof. And raven black paint.

But I'll probably buy a CPO second-gen CTS-V instead.

southcocoabeach
06-16-10, 08:11 PM
Just read new Motor Trend,GM to spend 890 million to develop new V8 for our Cadillacs, sounds good to me.I hope this is true.

Stingroo
06-16-10, 08:21 PM
If it is: WIN!

jrosevear
06-16-10, 09:46 PM
That $890 million investment isn't going toward a new Cadillac-only engine, it's for the upcoming Gen5 smallblock. Read GM's press release (http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/news/news_detail.brand_gm.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2010/Apr/0427_plants).

Stingroo
06-21-10, 01:57 PM
Good. I'm glad GM is committed to the V8.

0AT E03
06-22-10, 11:19 PM
Assuming the ATS is like GM says it's going to be, then I think I'll buy an ATS-V a few years into production to replace the Gen 1 CTS-V I want to buy this year (so in 5-6 years).

Although the next gen CTS-V does look nice too, but I think will be priced out of my range, since it probably be closer to the old STS-V.

caddyfat2
02-01-11, 11:37 PM
After owning an 05 STS 1SG......HELL NO. ( I'm done with Cadillac after this one. )

concorso
02-02-11, 03:23 PM
After owning an 05 STS 1SG......HELL NO. ( I'm done with Cadillac after this one. )You are still here? Thats a shame...

bruff1977
02-03-11, 10:23 AM
I like the idea of the NA V8, especially if it will be a type of the Corvette engine. But Cadillac will really have to sell me on ultimate refinement for the ATS-V. The current CTS-V started it, the 'Little V' should continue it exponentially. Superior material quality from the headliner to the carpet (mircofiber?). Technology from seamless iPhone integration to updated keyless go (pushbutton?).

thebigjimsho
02-03-11, 10:54 AM
After owning an 05 STS 1SG......HELL NO. ( I'm done with Cadillac after this one. )


You are still here? Thats a shame...
Bumping a thread that was last posted before his join date to bitch about Cadillac? That's pretty close to spam...

caddad08
02-16-11, 03:52 PM
I'll take the 330 hp ats 3.6 and be very happy!!!!

bruff1977
02-21-11, 08:49 PM
Optional complete black interior, flat bottomed 'suede' steering wheel, metal paddles the for auto, optional midnight wood package (steering wheel?), illuminated sill plates, and four (or three) metal/rubber pedals...

JBsZ06
02-22-11, 11:47 PM
I would prefer the V8 engine yet I would really really like a dual clutch transmission. That would seal the deal for me. I'm sure it won't happen but thats what I want...

I'd even take a MCT Mercedes type planetary transmission without a torque convertor. Doubt that would ever happen either...but thats what I would want.

rand49er
03-13-11, 06:11 PM
1st choice: 3.6L V6, DI, TT, VVT, 400+ hp, MT.

2nd choice: 4.5-5.0L V8, 4V, DI, FI (SC), VVT, 450+ hp, MT.

Oh, kick-butt interior, and the exterior has to be appropriately styled befitting of the motor.

AWD would be a plus.

Please: nothing over 3,500 lbs, too.

bruff1977
03-22-11, 11:06 PM
I know this will be old hat once the little V debuts, but the interior alone has my interest piqued.

http://www.insideline.com/mercedes-benz/c-class/2012/2012-mercedes-benz-c63-amg-coupe-2011-new-york-auto-show.html

Harry_Wild
06-01-11, 04:06 AM
The ATS-V main rival is the BMW M3 and Audi RS 5 and the C63 Mercedes. All are priced in the middle $70 to $80K range now. I been looking at them for a while and concluded that I do not need the extra horsepower for my drive. It like a rocket ship take off. Plus, the maintenance on them is huge! I settle for a 0-60 in 5 seconds and save $20K. Plus, two of them cannot be driven in the winter. I know they say it can be with snow tires; but you take to the owners; not the sales people and they do not recommend it - so it just adds to the limitations without AWD.

I am looking for a luxury sports car that can be driven year around; that I will not have to shell out $5K-$10K a year for maintenance and that is comfortable drive. Most owners that I take with at rallies and bump into at dealerships while their car is service - said owning those above are an expensive hobby. The Audi RS 5 is coming in mid-summer for $85K! Ouch!

JBsZ06
06-04-11, 01:17 AM
I assume the ATS V will price out at 50 grand tops..and its running costs will be minimal...(just like a corvette or CTS V)

Gonna be worth waiting for..

IMO

JimmyH
06-05-11, 01:29 PM
I am crossing my fingers that it uses the same formula as the first gen CTS-V; (relatively) light, NA LSx power (LS3 would be most excellent), keep ancillary costs to a minimum. If so, it will be much more desirable than any M car (with their inherently high maintenance costs)

mak36
06-05-11, 10:02 PM
ATS-V sedan w/ Gen V LS3 and AWD in Black Diamond. The car would be my daily driver and as I live in MN, the AWD would be really nice to have.

mikesul
06-06-11, 05:00 PM
Could it get the 5.5L engine they have developed for the Corvette racing program? That would be sweet!

JimmyH
06-06-11, 05:49 PM
The 5.5L racing engine is basically an LS7 with reinforced cylinder walls. The sleeves reduce displacement. Someone (I think at one of the car rags, but I am not positive on that, could have been a blogger) took this whole 5.5 thing and ran with it, assuming 5.5 was going to be the gen 5 small block. It snowballed, and now everyone (myself included for a while) believed it to be true. I have yet to see any ironclad proof that GM is going from 6.2 to 5.5. If someone does, I would greatly appreciate it. It certainly makes sense, from an economic and environmental standpoint, that gen 5 will be smaller. I hope not. If you look at Ford's coyote 5.0, it makes great peak numbers, but the torque curve looks like a mountain.

concorso
06-21-11, 12:16 PM
Wheres the option in the poll for V8 N/A? That twin turbo V6 will have to make 450 hp. The next M3 will surely be in the 425-450 hp range, and most likely will be lighter then the ATS-V.

JimmyH
06-21-11, 03:10 PM
I would vote for NA V8 also. Sal, do I have the ability to edit polls?

Lord Cadillac
06-22-11, 04:08 PM
Yes, you should be able to edit polls.. Look for a pencil icon next to the poll title. But there already is an option that would/could cover what you would choose:
V6 or V8 without forced induction

You can split them up if you want but 7 people already voted for that option.

JimmyH
06-22-11, 05:53 PM
I was just curious.

RippyPartsDept
06-22-11, 06:12 PM
So Sal, is the ATS-V still going to be your next Cadillac? or have things changed in the past 12 months?

Lord Cadillac
06-22-11, 07:49 PM
It's still a very strong possibility. I need to see what the DTS replacement is going to be like as well. I hear hot and cold news - so I just don't know.. If we get a twin turbo 3.0 liter ATS, that may be the way I go. It's really up in the air right now.. But the ATS-V is still on my list. If it's anything like a blend between the Lexus IS-F and BMW M3, I'm probably really going to like it. It needs to be comfortable inside for my wife. Otherwise I'll never hear then end of it - like I did with my 335i...


So Sal, is the ATS-V still going to be your next Cadillac? or have things changed in the past 12 months?

JimmyH
06-22-11, 07:53 PM
will she allow it have limo tint? :lol:

Lord Cadillac
06-23-11, 11:46 AM
Limo tint is always a must. I like my privacy. :)


will she allow it have limo tint? :lol:

JimmyH
06-23-11, 01:46 PM
the things you do in your car, I am not surprised :bouncy:

rand49er
06-28-11, 12:43 AM
the things you do in your car, I am not surprised :bouncy:Wonder what he's wearing in there ... :canttalk:

JimmyH
06-28-11, 05:53 PM
you don't wanna know

caddyfat2
06-30-11, 01:04 AM
bumping a thread that was last posted before his join date to bitch about cadillac? That's pretty close to spam...

so what???

RippyPartsDept
06-30-11, 11:19 AM
chicken butt

caddyfat2
06-30-11, 09:46 PM
Whats the price? twenty twice!!! LOL