2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe – V. Cool, V. FAST! HD Track Drive + 120-Photo Flyaround

This is one of those cars that absolutely craves abuse!  Absolutely savage is the best way to describe the 464-horsepower V6TT in the new ATS-V coupe. The test car wore a very-subtle Phantom Grey and standard painted alloys — but those Q-car looks hide a beast of an upgrade. The most enticing and perhaps ideal Cadillac V-Series powertrain, optional eight-speed auto, plus the choice of four doors or two!? That hotness shines through even the Armani-style relaxed color outside.

Firing the ATS-V around the first few corners is like getting past third base for the first time. It is a complex and macho rush of exceptionally competent third-gen magnetic shocks, standard Brembo brakes, insanely stout chassis feel, and perfect drive position. The Recaro buckets are some of the best in the world, while the cabin lux upgrades — six unique finishes, plus a few ATS-V exclusives — feel purposeful and worth the money.

Pricing is basically one trim level from $63k, but there are a variety of tasty options along the way in the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe configurator. 

Most notable? The $5k Carbon pack, and the better-value $6k Track pack, which has all the carbon goodies but also the PDR and a lightweight racing car battery. V cool.

The ATS-V come standard with a six-speed manual, but GM’s very speedy new eight-gear automatic is also on the table and delivers the headline 3.9-second sprint to 60-mph. Top speed?


We didn’t get anywhere near enough time in the car to really feel its massive superhero powers.  Three laps, pulling hard and taping it all via the GoPro video above!  Awesome. But gone as fast as it came…!

The ATS-V Coupe is a legend in the making.  Watch this space.


2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

Carbon Fiber Package $5,000

  • Carbon fiber front splitter
  • Carbon fiber hood vent
  • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
  • Composite (non-carbon) black rocker extensions
  • Composite (non-carbon) body-color rear spoiler
  • Available as a stand-alone package or included with available Track Performance Package


Track Performance Package   $6,195

The Track Performance Package adds these high-performance elements to your vehicle equipped with the impressive V6 powertrain:

  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • Performance data and video recorder
  • Low mass battery
  • Requires Cadillac CUE1 and Navigation2
  • Deletes carpeted front and rear floor mats, tire inflation kit and tow hook



2016 Cadillac ATS-V Review





2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

Colors and Wheels



Luxury Package
Carbon Fiber Package
Safety and Security Package
Protection Package
Track Performance Package
Cadillac CUE® and Navigation
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
6-speed manual transmission
8-speed automatic transmission
Battery Protection Package
No Selection
Brembo® brake calipers, Red
Brembo® brake calipers, Dark Gold
Power sunroof
No Selection
Base Splitter (No Charge)
No Splitter
SiriusXM® Satellite and HD Radio
OnStar® with 4G LTE
Performance Data and Video Recorder
Front bucket seats
RECARO® performance seats
Sueded microfiber steering wheel
Sueded microfiber shifter
Full-Color Reconfigurable Head-Up Display
Interior Trim Kit (Brushed Aluminum)
Interior Trim Kit (Black Olive Ash)
Interior Trim Kit (Morello Red Carbon)
Interior Trim Kit (Natural Sapele)
Interior Trim Kit (Okapi Stripe)
Front and Rear Carpet Replacement Floor Mats
Smoker’s Package
Security and Protection
Wheel Lock Kit
Reflective Triangle
Roadside Assistance Package
Wheel Accessories
Lug Nut
Valve Stem Cap


View Standard Equipment
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MSRP1 starting at $62,665
Destination Freight Charge $995
Radiant Silver Metallic $0
Jet Black, Semi-Aniline Leather Seats w/Sueded Microfiber Inserts (With V Carbon Fiber interior trim. Late model year availability) $0
18” premium painted wheels $0
Carbon Fiber Package $0
Track Performance Package $6,195
Cadillac CUE® and Navigation $0
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine $0
6-speed manual transmission $0
SiriusXM® Satellite and HD Radio $0
Performance Data and Video Recorder $0
Front bucket seats $0
Sueded microfiber steering wheel $300
Sueded microfiber shifter $0
Full-Color Reconfigurable Head-Up Display $425
Interior Trim Kit (Morello Red Carbon) $1,099
Front and Rear Carpet Replacement Floor Mats $100
Wheel Lock Kit $150
Reflective Triangle $15
Lug Nut $150
Valve Stem Cap $25
Options and Accessories Total $8,459**
Total MSRP $72,119
Price $72,119*


Model: Cadillac ATS-V coupe and sedan
Body style / driveline: 2-door luxury sport luxury coupe (RWD) or 4-door sport luxury sedan (RWD)
Construction: unitized welded steel body with direct-mounted front cradle and rubber-isolated, multi-link independent rear suspension
GM vehicle class: compact luxury car



3.6L V-6 Twin-Turbocharged DI VVT
Displacement (cu in / cc): 217 / 3564
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Fuel delivery: direct high-pressure fuel injection
Compression ratio: 10.2:1

(hp / kW @ rpm):

464 / 346 @ 5850 (SAE certified)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 445 / 603 @ 3500 (SAE certified)
Recommended fuel: premium
Max engine speed (rpm): 6500
EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 16 / 24 (automatic)

17 / 23 (manual)


  TREMEC TR6060 Hydra-Matic 8L90
Type: fully synchronized six-speed manual with double overdrive; active rev matching and no-lift shifting features paddle-shift eight-speed, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.01 4.56
Second: 2.07 2.97
Third: 1.43 2.08
Fourth: 1.00 1.69
Fifth: 0.84 1.27
Sixth: 0.57 1.00
Seventh: 0.85
Eighth: 0.65
Reverse: 3.28 3.82
Final drive ratio: 3.73 2.85


Chassis / Suspension

Configuration: rear-wheel drive
Differential: electronic limited-slip
Front suspension: MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints and direct-acting stabilizer bar; magnetic ride control with monotube inverted struts
Rear suspension: independent five-link with magnetic ride control
Steering type: ZF rack-mounted electric, power-assisted and variable assist
Steering ratio: 15.54 (on center) to 11.1 (full lock)
Steering turns, lock to lock: 2.35
Turn circle (ft / m): 38.38 / 11.7
Chassis control: four-channel StabiliTrak w/ brake assist and traction control; Performance Traction Management


Wheels and Tires

Wheel size and type: 18 x 9-inch front / 18 x 9.5-inch rear aluminum
Tire size: front: 255/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport

rear: 275/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport



Type: four-wheel disc; four-channel ABS/TCS w/ DRP; Brembo brakes with staggered six-piston calipers (front) and four-piston calipers (rear)
Rotor type and thickness

(in / mm):

front: 14.5 x 1.34 (370 x 34) vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance

rear: 13.3 x 1.02 (339 x 26) vented, with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance




Wheelbase (in / mm): 109.3 / 2775
Length (in / mm): 184.7 / 4691 – Coupe

184 / 4673 – Sedan

Height (in / mm): 54.5 / 1384 – Coupe

55.7 / 1415 – Sedan

Width (in / mm): 72.5 / 1841 – Coupe

71.3 / 1811 – Sedan

Track (in / mm): front: 60.5 / 1538 – Coupe

front: 60.5 / 1538 – Sedan

rear: 61.4 / 1559 – Coupe

rear: 60.4 / 1536 – Sedan

Curb weight (lb / kg): 3700 / 1678 (est.)
Weight distribution

(% front / rear):

51 / 49



Legroom (in / mm): front: 42.3 / 1074

rear: 33.5 / 850

Headroom (in / mm): front: 37.6 / 954

rear: 35.1 / 891

Shoulder room (in / mm): front: 54.1 / 1375

rear: 51.1 / 1298

Hip room (in / mm): front: 54.1 / 1374

rear: 44.5 / 1131



Seating capacity

(front / rear):

2 / 2 – Coupe

2 / 3 – Sedan

EPA passenger volume

(cu ft / L):

83.9 / 2377
EPA trunk volume (cu ft / L): 10.4 / 295
Fuel tank (gal / L): 16 / 60.5
Engine oil (qt / L): TBD
Cooling system (qt / L): TBD



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