: Cadillac News: Cadillac ATS-V to pack twin-turbo V6 power

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05-04-11, 07:10 PM
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When we heard Cadillac (http://autoblog.com/make/cadillac) was mulling up a V-Series variant of the upcoming ATS (http://autoblog.com/tag/ats), we were really hoping for LSA V8 power (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/19/rumormill-470-hp-2014-cadillac-ats-v/). But if Car and Driver sources are correct, we may not be so lucky. Those sources claim the upcoming entry-level performance Caddy will boast a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with around 380 horsepower. That should be more than enough juice to push the performance ATS to 60 in under five seconds, while also saving a bit of fuel compared to a supercharged V8.

Cadillac is targeting the BMW M3 (http://autoblog.com/model/m3) with its new ATS-V, and the folks in Munich have already confirmed that the next-gen M car will also have turbocharged, six-cylinder power (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/04/current-generation-bmw-m3-to-be-the-last-naturally-aspirated-m/).

C/D opines that an uber-ATS could also be in the works, LSA power and all. While far from a sure thing, a supercharged V8-packing ATS would no doubt serve notice to the world of entry lux models that Team Cadillac is playing to win. Still, a twin-turbo V6 ATS could still be an ass-kicking marvel of considerable proportions. 380 horsepower could indeed be an underestimation, in part since no V variant has ever featured less than 400 horsepower. We'd further add that any Cadillac V-Series model should be able to best a $28,000 Mustang GT (http://autoblog.com/model/mustang/), but that's just our opinion.Cadillac ATS-V to pack twin-turbo V6 power (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/05/04/cadillac-ats-v-to-pack-twin-turbo-v6-power/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Wed, 04 May 2011 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).

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