Rumormill: 2014 Cadillac ATS-V To Come With 470 Horsepower?11
“Sweet baby cheeses.” That’s the first thought that came to our minds when reading up on the latest of just what kind of little monster Cadillac will spawn in time for the 2014 model year that will go by the name of ATS. And though it is still a few years away and a lot of development is still going on, we’re more excited than ever thanks to the latest intel disclosing the specifications and engine options for the upcoming compact sport luxury sedan.
For the base model, the ATS will cradle the turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec engine that’s good for 270 bhp and 250 lb-ft. of torque that will be mated to an all-new 8-speed Hydramatic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 22 in the city and 32 on the highway and the top speed is electronically controlled at 149 mph.
Up next is an upgrade to a revised version of the popular 3.6-liter direct-injected V6 engine, giving the ATS an impressive 330 bhp and 280 lb-ft. of torque, all while returning 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and yet again topping out at 149 mph. We will also see the same 8-speed transmission as four-cylinder.
Now for the best part. The impending ATS-V will see a revised naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 engine (the same type as the LS3) and will punch you in the face with 470 horsepower and 438 lb-ft. of twist. That’s more than the current generation than both the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. But unlike the current LS3, it will require premium grade fuel. Additionally, the top speed will climb all the way up to a nannied 186 mph. According to the specs, we can also expect 16 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway. However, unlike the four and six-cylinder mills, the V8 will be married to a six-speed transmission. Interestingly enough, we also felt we would see some version of the 5.5L next-generation small block V8 by the time the ATS-V showed its face, but we’re perfectly fine with the 6.2-liter choice.
We also feel that this spec sheet will check out for the next gen. Chevy Camaro just as well. But considering the ATS (or next gen. Camaro) projects are far from being finished, we could see a few changes come our way by the time they roll out of the assembly plant.
Source: Motor Authority
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This is very exciting! The 270 hp turbo 4 runs on premium though and gets about 10 percent better gas mileage compared to the mid range V6..which runs on regular gas…
Considering that premium fuel costs about 10 percent more at the pump…what would be the logic of ordering the turbo 4 other than possibly a less expensive purchase price and slightly less weight on the front end of the vehicle?
I’m digging that 470 hp Direct injection 6.2 liter v8 and lament the no show for a dual clutch transmission….
Not sure if I’d go for the two door ATS or the camaro …as I believe both will carry both engine lineups and be built off the same platform.
Some rumors abound that the front suspension of the ATS will be both more expensive and offer a more luxurious ride compared to what will show up in the more sporting camaro..
Thanks for the heads up.
Great engine options. I wonder how production exterior will look like. If I won’t like it, i’ll stick to my 08 CTS or maybe just get a newer one.
Seriously though the thought of no positraction or manual transmission in the affordable drivetrains is sickening, the lack of progessive rear slip in an open rear axel car is dangerous in performance situations, what would be a brief sidestep with positraction is understeer followed by an uncontrolable spinn in an open axel car.
Unfortunately this has been reported to be a rumour and was a wishlist and not an official spec sheet. Sorry boys, there may be some truth (based on the actual availability of these parts) but apparently nothing has yet been confirmed.
I kind of hope so, because it’s too early to spoil the surprise. But for the hell of it, do you happen to have a link to who is debunking the rumor?
This probably was the small Pontiac platform and it’s going to be awesome.
A realized sports sedan for the fuel efficient world we are entering sooner rather than later
fwiw..the LS3 powertrain does require premium fuel and from my perspective of an owner of an LS3 powered vehicle..
best money I’ve ever spent!
Can’t wait for the ATS to hit the streets..
Then it will be do we want the turbo 4 with lightweight and 270 hp and super handling? or do we want the ultra fast lightweight 470hp V8 ATS V??
What I really want to see is a dual clutch transmission…or at the very least a 8 speed automatic transmission without a torque convertor but rather a computer controlled planetary gear set like the MCT in the new AMG mercedes products…
or maybe a new camaro 6 th generation for a few laughs..??
Hard to say what will be the better choice…
Either way….it will make a nice stable mate to my 436hp Vette I got …
I just think a little more luxury might be nice in a daily driver..
The vettes are cool when your rested or pumped for some driving excitment…but when you beat at the end of a day….a little more luxury might be a nice option to have..
Thats the crap that happens as you roll over 50 boys and girls…
My advice..? don’t get old!!! 😉 and if you do…grin and bear it…because when your in the mood to party….these high performance products are worth every penny..
The new ATS turbo 4 and ATS V v8 should be a nice compromise between luxury and performance driving excitment..
Just shooting the breeze (at the end of a long day)
The ATS is going to be such an epic car! If my company manages to pull off a few prosperous years moving forward, I am DEFINITELY going to buy the ATS-V!!! I want an M3 slayer, I want the car that hands the Germans their monopoly back to them. The CTS-V was a perfect start to win the car war and the ATS is going to put GM back on the map as the greatest, largest, and most successful automaker on earth. This thing will also create a bunch of jobs as well! GO USA!
Also, the M3, C63, IS-F, RS4, and other foreign clones can go home! LS3 BABY!!! Who the hell needs a 4000 Cam engine that revs to a million RPM’s when you can fill an LS3 with regular and get BETTER MPG’s AND MORE POWER!!!
At this point, I’m just waiting for the thing to come out! We’ve been hearing about it for so long, I hope it doesn’t turn into something like the Volt or the U.S.-market Cruze — both of which took way too long to come to market!
I would like to retire with the Cadillac ATS-V COUPE 470HP 2014
It’s always fun reading negative comments about GM’s V8. All auto makers fear those engines. I don’t care if it’s Europe, Japan, or whoever – they can’t stand going up against GM’s V8’s. You never hear about Corvette winning so many races at Lemans. They just can’t stand it. When you read or watch TV programs about exotic cars – they always leave Corvette, Camaro, Cadillac etc. out of their programs. Thats ok Baby – we’ll see you at the strip. And GM V8’s have won more races and are selected more often as ( Engine of choice ) than any other engine in history. P.S. Don’t let the laundry attached to the trunk bother you.