Poll: Cadillac ATS-V or BMW M4?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

If you’re in the market for a high-performance coupe there are several excellent options on the market. Two of the best are the Cadillac ATS-V and BMW’s M4.

Caddy’s cruise missile is motivated by a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6. It cranks out 464 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. For die-hard enthusiasts you can opt for a proper six-speed manual gearbox or a slushbox with eight forward ratios.

Not to be outgunned, BMW’s rival M4 features a force-fed straight six that delivers 425 ponies and 406 units of twist. As for transmissions, you can get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed stick. As for pricing, this Bimmer starts around $62,000. An entry-level ATS-V can be had for roughly 60 big ones.

But which of these powerful two-doors do you prefer? Which one floats your boat a little higher? Compare these cars right here.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • BlakeS BlakeS on Dec 21, 2015

    To me the fact that the ATS V comes in a manual proves which one is a drivers car. ATS V all the way

  • Nicholas Snyder Nicholas Snyder on Dec 22, 2015

    Cadillac looks more like a luxery car, not a sports car. They also handle bad. BMW M4 all the way with the straight 6 m power engine