ATS to get both V-Series and V+ Models

F ile this under “doesn’t pass the sniff test” but we are passing it along all the same.

2015 ATS-V Coupe - courtesy Autoblog.comMotorTrend.com is reporting that Cadillac plans not only the twin-turbo V-6 V-Series model, but will also release a year or two later a forced-induction V-8 model with over 600hp.

This would see Cadillac looking to not only out-gun the M3/M4 but to also go hunting the Mercedes C-Class Black-series as well.

This does fit within the reports that the ATS was designed to house 4, 6 and 8-cylinder engines. However, it is iffy that Cadillac would decide to go hunting in the ultra-low production space of the Black-series (which is over 100hp higher in output than the M3-fighting Mercedes C63 AMG) while they still have other, more profitable niches to go after (think a sub-SRX cross-over, a larger-than-SRX crossover, as well as the flagship Omega-based sedan and coupe). But, recent moves to charge premium prices for products such as the ELR may suggest a new direction for Cadillac that means halo products are on the roadmap.

Personally, I’d love to see an ATS with a 600hp V-8, especially given how fun it was in its 3.6l form.

Source: Motor Trend

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