2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan and Coupe

Nov 19, 2014 07:30 AM EST | Jeff Jablansky

These are a Cadillac coupe and sedan that can accomplish nearly 200 mph, and it's heading straight toward your neighborhood dealership—not the racetrack. Meet the ATS-V Sedan and ATS-V Coupe.

What are they?

The ATS-V sedan and coupe are Cadillac's first competitors in the segment dominated by the BMW M3 and Audi S4. Building on the capable platform of the ATS, the V-Series models add much sharper body work and copious power, to create a package that seems unflappably irresistible to us.

What's new or changed?

The ATS-V is a brand-new moniker for Cadillac, which started the V-Series with CTS nearly a decade ago. The ATS-V sedan and coupe both use existing architecture as their platform, which Cadillac engineers beefed up to accommodate massive performance. A 455-hp twin-turbocharged V-6 is the first of its kind in a V-Series vehicle, and the manufacturer claims that it can sprint to 60 in under four seconds and hit a top speed of 189 mph. All this, thanks to extensive work to the ATS chassis, transmission settings, and other materials.

Can I buy it?

No word on the ATS-V lineup's on-sale date, but you can bet that you'll hear it coming after production begins in spring 2015. 

Auto World News is in Los Angeles covering the auto show. Check back throughout the week for updates on the latest debuts and concept cars.

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