2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Spy Shots and Release Date

The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is planned to be revealed at the next Los Angeles Auto Show this month. The ATS model comes in two different body styles, sedan and coupe, the latter spy shots has been circulating around the web. The two-door coupe is the answer of the American automaker to the BMW M4.

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The car is the high-performance version of the ATS Coupe, and is differentiated from the standard model by a vented hood; aggressive body kit; uprated wheels, tires and brakes; and quad-exhaust tips. Similar modifications should feature on the ATS-V sedan. Both cars are due in showrooms next year, as 2016 models.

Apart from one being a sedan and the other a coupe, the two cars should be almost identical when it comes to performance—just like the new BMW M3/M4 duo. One other key difference between the ATS-V sedan and this ATS-V Coupe is likely to be track width—the regular ATS Coupe is already 0.8 inches wider than the sedan, and this should translate over to the ATS-V performance variants.

Exterior

This is the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, laid completely bare by an intrepid spy photographer. There’s not a scrap of camo on it, and it’s even lost some of its previous misdirection. Remember that vertical-slat front grille the camouflaged mules wore? That was all sleight of hand. The mesh grille we know and love from the other -V models is back, worn just under the hood extractor vent. Almost hidden in that very grille is a stealthy air intake—a neat touch.

Quad tips and big brakes are as expected, but the sport seats visible inside look much more aggressive than any -V units we’ve seen before.

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Interior

The interior doesn’t see massive improvements, but Cadillac did its best to suggest the ATS-V is a performance rig. Details are still under wraps, but the leaked photos reveals the driver and the front passenger will get to ride in bolstered seats, while the slightly revised steering wheel comes with a V-Series badge. Carbon-fiber trim adds a touch of lightness to the interior. There’s also a new set of pedals and special, V-branded sill plates.

Powertrain

Though it’s yet to be confirmed, power in Cadillac’s new ATS-V models is expected to come from an uprated version of the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 found in the current CTS Vsport and XTS Vsport models. Peak output is expected to lie somewhere close to 425 horsepower in standard form, which matches the output of BMW’s new M3 and M4 models but is less than the output of the Lexus RC F and recently revealed Mercedes-AMG C63. However, we hear there could be a more potent ‘Plus’ version in the works.

The ATS-V models should be lighter than their rivals, thanks to their Alpha underpinnings. The ATS-V models are also thought to benefit from a seven-speed manual transmission as standard, with General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] brilliant eight-speed automatic available as an option.

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Release Date and Price

Expected to be revealed at this month’s Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is very likely to arrive at dealer’s showrooms early in 2016. Official pricing haven’t been announced yet. However, considering its competition, The ATS-V sedan is likely to be tagged with a price of $60,000 while the two-door coupe will cost several thousands above the sedan version.

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