The 2015 Cadillac ATS-V is delivered as all new model so we expect to see many changes offered with this car. This vehicle will aim to take over the throne from BMW M3 one of the best sporty machines on the market and there is no doubt that this will be a tough task.
Small sport sedans market where this car is delivered has received another worthy competitor. Maybe it will not be able to significantly jeopardize the M3 sale results but it will certainly bring more drivers to this brand. With combination of four door sedan usability, powerful engine and performances it will attract more enthusiasts. We also need to add that the coupe model of which we have images will be a good choice for those that want sporty vehicle but think that two doors less are quite appealing.
Review Of 2015 ATS-V
At this moment only spy photos of the ATS are available and those are of the prototype that still comes with a high level of camouflage. On the front there is a larger grille and air vents that will supply twin turbo V6 with needed air. Also, we can see that there will be a increased rear fender flaring which means we will be getting wider tires and larger brakes.
Under the hood of the 2015 Cadillac ATS-V we will be getting twin turbo V6 engine that will be also delivered to the next generation of CTS. This engine produces 420 hp and will allow small and sporty sedan high level performances.
Fuel economy is not the main concern for the buyers in this segment but since the XTS full size sedan offers 24 mpg on the highway we expect this number to be slightly lower because of more power we are getting in the 2015 Cadillac ATS-V. Few mpg will be dropped but nothing significant.
To be competitive and to take a decent part of the market this car will have to offer more than it competitors like M3. It might not be enough just to follow it with numbers. To take care of this we are getting few really nice additions on the technology aspect. We have adaptive suspension that also comes on the Corvette Stingray. This Magnetic Ride Control will be based on the system of Corvette and it will offer pretty comfortable ride while it will be track ready also.
Interior of the regular ATS offers decent level of luxury and comfort while the quality materials are present everywhere. For the 2015 Cadillac ATS-V we will be getting even more. One of the things that needs to be improved is the infotainment system that had few problems in currently available version. With significant shifts in this segment we think that it will be much better positioned on the competitive market.
2015 Cadillac ATS-V Release Date
As for release day we could hear speculations about the beginning of 2014th and this looks as a most realistic launch date. Sales should start during next year and the 2015 Cadillac ATS-V should be available at dealerships from fall of next year.