2016 Cadillac ATS-V Starts at $61,460, Squeaks Under BMW M3 and M4 [Preview]

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2016 Cadillac ATS-V

Cadillac mentioned the 2016 ATS-V sedan and coupe would be competitively priced, and the company has indeed kept their word – the ATS-V sedan starts at $61,460 and the ATS-V coupe at $63,660. The closest competitors are the slightly-pricier 2015 BMW M3 (starting at $62,000) and the 2015 BMW M4 (starting at $64,200). It’s interesting to note that each coupe is precisely $2,200 more than the respective sedan; a relatively small price for removing two doors.

If you are considering the 2015 Audi RS5 coupe, it will set you back a much dearer $70,900. However, the 2015 Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe (based on the previous generation C-Class) starts at a more competitive $63,000.

Naturally, it’s difficult to find a base model of each of these high performance machines. There are many optional performance- and appearance-enhancing packages which can push the price up. Worth noting, Cadillac offers their best performance brake package as standard equipment.

Cadillac’s ATS-V lineup is also competitive when it comes to the spec sheet. The ATS-V uses a twin-turbocharged 3.6-L V6 with 455 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a choice of a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmissions. Both coupe and sedan are capable of 3.9-second 0-60 MPH sprints and a top track speed of 189 MPH.

You can now order an ATS-V through your local Cadillac dealer. The online configurator should be available in April.

This isn’t the end of the story though, as the new ATS-V has quite a few more tricks up its sleeves. Watch this insider TFLcar interview with ATS-V Chief Engineer, David Leone, to learn all about the magnetic ride suspension, chassis, brakes, and more.