It’s been well documented that the upcoming Cadillac ATS-V will come with a twin-turbo V6 engine, but it might not be the same powerplant found in the CTS Vsport and XTS Vsport models.
Instead, the latest rumors suggest that the Cadillac ATS-V will sport a new 3.2-liter, twin-turbo V6 under the hood and is derived from the American automaker’s High Feature V6 engine architecture. GM’s High Feature V6 engine architecture is also responsible for the larger 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V6 found in the CTS and XTS Vsport sedans.
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Rumor has it that the 3.2-liter engine will be derived from the naturally-aspirated 3.2 JTS engine used in various Alfa Romeo models from 2005-2010. It won’t be an exact clone of that powerplant however, since it won’t be naturally aspirated and will feature a fuel injection system developed within GM.
But why the downsize from a 3.6 liter to a 3.2 liter? It is believed that the smaller engine will offer a more robust platform to tune the powerplant to around 500 hp, which is a goal for GM’s engineers. Yes, that means that the Cadillac ATS-V will be more powerful than the new M3 and M4 from BMW.
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