2014 L.A. Auto Show: Highlights

Cadillac ATS-VCadillac ATS-V
Cadillac ATS-V
Cadillac introduced its high-performance V-Series in 2004 with the CTS-V sedan. While Cadillac has yet to introduce the next-generation of CTS-V, the all-new ATS-V introduced at this year’s L.A. show should keep power-hungry customers satiated. Available as either a coupe or sedan when it goes on sale next spring as a 2016 model, the ATS-V boasts a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine producing an estimated 455 horsepower.
Driving enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that a 6-speed manual transmission is standard; however, an 8-speed automatic will also be available. Performance numbers are impressive: 60 mph will arrive in less than 4 seconds, and Cadillac claims a top speed in excess of 185 mph. If the ATS-V delivers on the driving dynamics and comfort, it should be able to go head-to-head with its German competitors.

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