The Cadillac ATS in all forms has always been a commendable alternative to the proverbial BMW 3-Series in the compact luxury sports sedan market, thanks to both a more affordable cost of entry and more engaging driving dynamics. But if you’ve been on the hunt for a new ATS-V in either coupe or sedan guise, now might be a good time to scoop one up as prices appear to be remarkably low, according to Jalopnik. Some examples are going for $8,000 off sticker, while some lease deals come in at $599 a month for 36 months with $4,709 down before taxes and fees, a driving allowance of 10,000 miles a year.
This does seem to keep to the trend of steep ATS-V discounts. We ourselves even found that Cadillac ATS-V models were being marked down by as much as $20,000 in various parts of the country as far back as February of last year. One wonders if the lithe performance car – the only one of its type built in the United States – would struggle as hard to find a home if it featured a more American take on its engine choice. A V8 instead of the twin-turbo LF4 V6.
These new low prices might be a result of depreciation, but it’s also influenced by the fact that the standard ATS is officially on its way out. More specifically, it was only last that Cadillac officially announced that its four-door sedan variant of the regular ATS is dead, while the coupe will continue production through 2019. It’s likely that dealers are now looking to unload its inventory surplus that might be lingering around to make room for the incoming 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover.
It’s also expected that the ATS is approaching the end of is production cycle, as Cadillac spokespeople have mentioned the retooling of the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant to accommodate the brand’s next generation passenger cars. The first of which is suspected to be called Cadillac CT5. There weren’t any specifics as to whether or not this cease in production affects the ATS-V sedan. But either way, we presume that since the regular ATS sedan is dead, the ATS-V is as well.
Just quickly browsing online listings for still relatively new ATS-V models that have seen usage of around 20-30,000 miles, and the prices dip closer to the $40,000 mark. For a luxury performance vehicle with 464 horsepower, Brembo brakes, and magnetic ride control, that makes for an incredible amount of car and value for the money.