Oh look! More Cadillac rumors! We’ll make this quick.
Sources of Car and Driver tell publication that while a V8 can fit inside the engine bay of the upcoming ATS-V, it plans on utilizing a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine, which is expected to be called the LF3. C&D goes on to claim that the engine could produce around 380 horsepower. Reasons for choosing the six-pot over the eight has a lot to do with what BMW is doing, as their latest M3 model will also feature a twin-boosted 3.3-liter six.
The GM Authority Take
In all honesty, that horsepower rating is totally lackluster from what we see from the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (451 HP), or the 440 horsepower expected from the next-generation BMW M3. We don’t see the a twin-turbo V6 competing with the likes of that power. The LF3 may very well make its way into the ATS engine lineup, but we don’t expect it to be in the range topper.
Source: Car and Driver