Cadillac ATS to Debut in 2012 With 4-Cylinder Engine, ATS-V to Follow With V8 Power

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Cadillac ATS to Debut in 2012 With 4-Cylinder Engine, ATS-V to Follow With V8 Power
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With yesterday’s announcement that GM is moving ahead with plans to build a new Cadillac model that will rival the BMW 3 Series, the team at GMInsideNews has some exciting info to share about the product rollout.

According to their sources, the new model (likely to wear the ‘ATS’ badge), will come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, with a V6 optional. The sedan will debut in the Fall of 2012 as a 2013 model, with a Coupe following the next year as a 2014 model and a Convertible shortly after that.

But the real excitement doesn’t come until 2015, when the ATS-V debuts. And while the others may get 4-cylinder or V6 power a V8 is planned for the high-performance version. There is, however, a strong possibility that GM could look to use its upcoming twin-turbocharged V6, which is also planned for the CTS.

[Source: GMInsideNews]

  • Older and wizer with real life

    A 4 cylinder in a Cadilac wouldn’t have enough power to operate it properly. Under full load a 4 cylinder would burn as much gas as a small V6. I have experienced this. I burned the same amount of gas with a 3.8 litre ford compared to a Dodge Aries 4 cylinder 2.2 litre engines. The test was to go from Toronto to London Ontario and back. Sound like a dumb idea. You should get rid of your fast talking wiz kids and higher some experienced hands on engineers and designers… Good luck