We’re frankly tired of waiting for news on the V-series Cadillac ATS duo, so it’s nice to hear we’re going to get our first peek of both the 2016 ATS-V Coupe and Sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Previous rumors had the ATS-V Sedan debuting in Los Angeles with ATS-V Coupe possibly following a few months later in Detroit, so it’s nice to hear the ATS-V twins will debut together in a few weeks.
Here’s what GM Authority feels are going to be the specs for the two cars:
- Engine: GM’s 3.6L twin-turbo V6 LF3 engine should be making more power than it does in the 2014 CTS Vsport, so we expect the motor to be rated in the vicinity of 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
- Transmission: Of course, a manual be offered, likely a seven-speed unit sourced from Tremec (TR6070), while the automatic will likely be GM’s new 8-speed 8L90.
- Suspension: Expect an even more capable version of GM’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension technology, a wider track, and other chassis improvements.
- Exterior: The ATS-V will likely feature a number of improvements to enhance aerodynamics, which will make it more adept at slipping through the air at high speeds while cooling its engine, transmission, and brakes.
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show begins November 21 and lasts through the end of the month, but you’ll likely get the straight news on the ATS-Vs on November 18.