With the ATS, Cadillac finally developed a sports-sedan capable of taking on the benchmark set by its German rivals. Still, there’s no answer yet from the American luxury car maker for the German muscle M3, C63 and RS4. A true response will arrive in the form of the ATS-V, a vehicle that will get the same V-treatment that the CTS did a few years ago.
The ATS-V is expected to use one of two potential twin-turbo V6 setups. A 3.6L V6 that makes more than 400-hp is one welcomed option. The other potential engine is a 3.0L V6, but details are scarce on that one. Of course the ATS-V is also expected to come with suspension and braking upgrades in order to make it even more potent on the track.
It’s also nice to know that Cadillac fine-tuned the base ATS’s chassis and steering on the world-famous Nurburgring. That should bode well for the beefed-up sport-sedan when it takes on the Germans.