2015 Cadillac ATS-V Confirmed to Debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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Halfway through November, the Los Angeles Auto Show will open its doors and the luxury automaker has finally confirmed what voices in the industry suggested earlier: the 2015 Cadillac ATS-V will debut there in all its twin-turbo, four-door sedan glory. The coupe is expected to be revealed next year.
Another refreshed uber Caddy that'll come next year is the BMW M5-rivaling 2016 Cadillac CTS-V in sedan guise. Company insiders suggested that the CTS-V with its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 mill producing in excess of 560 horsepower will be presented in January the Detroit Auto Show.

Just like its bigger brother, technical details are very sketchy and it's anyone's guess what kind of firepower this thing will churn out. A sure shot fact comes in the form of a 3.6-liter V6 fed by a couple of turbochargers. That mill is also found under the hood of the outgoing Cadillac CTS Vsport, churning out 420 ponies and a pretty potent 430 lb-ft (583 Nm) of torque.

However, the 2015 Cadillac ATS-V version of the turbo'd mill is expected to offer over 430 horsepower that'll be handled by an updated automatic tranny. No, the exquisite Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed from the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is reserved for 6.2-liter V8-powered GM vehicles. That's why we expect an updated Aisin eight-speed paddle-shift auto box and not the 8L90.

Compared to the same period last year, Cadillac reported that the ATS range moved 21 percent less units from January to July this year. But who knows, maybe that'll change with the recently introduced 2015 ATS which boasts with updated styling, OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging for mobile phones, ZF Lenksysteme electric power steering and new or previously optional active safety features.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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