We could begin this opening paragraph on how the 2016 ATS-V is an absolute sweetheart, and how its price point is an absolute steal. But, we’re fairly sure we don’t need to reiterate that for you. If we do, check out our driving impressions of the car here.
Today, though, Cadillac has priced the 2016 ATS-V for European consumption. Those of us residing domestically can hop into the LF4 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 Cadillac ATS-V for $61,460. Based on the German market, Cadillac announced the 2016 ATS-V can be had for €74,900. Converting that into USD, and punching the numbers into a handy-dandy calculator, shows a $22,565 difference in pricing.
Still, it heavily undercuts big-brother CTS-V in Europe. Cadillac has priced the 2016 CTS-V at €98,000. The price gap is essential, as Cadillac positions the ATS-V and CTS-V towards different buyers, hoping to capitalize on those who seek ultra-exclusivity and power in the 2016 CTS-V, and those looking for capable performance and livability in the 2016 ATS-V (which is exactly why an LS7 powered ATS-V+ won’t happen).
Using every bit of its 470 hp, the 2016 ATS-V will hustle from o-62 in just 3.9 seconds, making it no slouch, and a fun playmate for M, RS and AMG cars on ze Autobahn.