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

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
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]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • 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