2016 Cadillac ATS-V Engine Means Business
Cadillac unveiled the all-new 2016 ATS-V Sedan and Coupe models this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, much to the excitement of performance enthusiasts across the country. That’s because the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V engine—a Twin Turbo 3.6-liter V6—pumps out some serious power. These ATS-V models mark the first time that a Cadillac Twin Turbo engine has made it under the hood of a V-Series model.
Mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox (or an available eight-speed automatic transmission), the ATS-V’s twin-turbocharged engine generates a whopping 455 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. From a standstill, the ATS-V can rocket to 60 miles an hour in just 3.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 185 miles per hour.
“The Cadillac Twin Turbo brings a new dimension of technologically advanced performance to the V-Series,” explained Richard Bartlett, assistant chief engineer. “Delivering great power with world-class sophistication, it marks another large step forward in the product-driven expansion of Cadillac in the compact luxury segment.”
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V engine turbochargers feature a patented (and incredibly efficient) low-volume charge-air cooler; lightweight titanium connecting rods; and lightweight, low-inertia titanium-aluminide turbines. These allow for instantaneous power delivery for the coupe and sedan. The engine also boasts a high-performance lubrication system for optimal ventilation and oil pressure on the track.
“Track capability was one of the primary objectives for the Cadillac Twin Turbo in the ATS-V,” added Bartlett. “It expands the performance envelope of the ATS range, while advancing Cadillac’s legacy of delivering purposeful technology that inspires passion.”