: Cadillac News: 2015 Cadillac ATS-V gunning for the BMW M3

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06-03-13, 12:50 PM
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Spy photographers have spotted something interesting. Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/) engineers have taken to public streets with the upcoming ATS-V (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ats-v/) and a playmate: the current BMW M3 Sedan (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/m3/). The prototype seen here wears a more aggressive front fascia, flared fenders and beefy brakes. Quad exhaust tips and what looks to be a small lip spoiler on the trunk deck sum up the most obvious visual changes over the standard ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/ats/) outside. Word has it the ATS-V will bow with the same twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 available in the nose of the XTS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/xts/). In that application, the engine is good for a stout 410 horsepower, which should be more than enough to hustle the sedan around a track.

Other details are still murky, however. First and foremost: will GM offer the ATS-V with an honest manual transmission, like it does with its big brother, the CTS-V (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/cts-v/)? Something tells us we won't have long to wait to find out - the machine will likely bow next year as a 2015 model. Until then, dig in on our newest bevy of spy photos.2015 Cadillac ATS-V gunning for the BMW M3 (http://www.autoblog.com/2013/06/03/2015-cadillac-ats-v-gunning-for-the-bmw-m3/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.cadillacforums.com/rss-term-of-use/).
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