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Christopher Bruce2013-06-12 19:19:02

Cadillac Developing ATS-V to Take on M3

It will likely use the CTS' new twin-turbo V6

 
 
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The ATS won the North American Car of the Year Award for 2013

 

The CadillacCadillacCadillacUnited States of America, 1902 > present79 models
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ATSATSCadillac ATSUnited States of America, 2013 > present17 versions
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has won a variety of accolades including North American Car of the Year, and Cadillac is ready for the next step by making a high performance ATS-V version with even more power. In the same way that the ATS is aimed against the 3 SeriesBMW 3 Series Gen.6 [F30/F31]BMW BMW 3 Series Gen.6 [F30/F31]Germany, 2012 > present210 versions
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and A4AlteaSeat AlteaSpain, 2003 > present139 versions
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, the ATS-V will go up against the M3M3BMW M3Germany, 2009 > present2 photos
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and S4S4 S tronicAudi S4 S tronicGermany, 2012 > present15 photos

The most likely powertrain option for the ATS-V is the new twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 with 414hp and 430lb-ft of torque. It is a natural fit for the car because the standard ATS is already offered with the normally aspirated 3.6-liter V6.

Other likely upgrades include GM'sGMGMUnited States of America, 1998 > present8 models
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magnetic ride suspension, which is already optional on ATS, a limited-slip differential, also already an option, and brake upgrades.

The ATS-V is expected to be revealed in January at the North American International Auto Show.

Source: Autocar

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