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We’ve also seen a supercharged V-6 fitted to the Audi S4, and BMW’s next-generation M3 is expected to feature a twin-turbo straight-six engine, so Cadillac’s ATS-V equipped with a twin-turbo V-6 will fit right in with the competition.
The latest information was reported by Car and Driver, which also claims the ATS-V will offer the option of a manual transmission.
Cadillac’s new twin-turbo V-6, which is already available in the CTS and XTS sedans, is a brilliant unit. It is one of the most powerful V-6 engines on the market, delivering upwards of 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque; it’s producing the same power and even more torque than Audi’s twin-turbo V-8 fitted to the latest S6 and S7.
It’s not clear whether output will be dialed up further for the ATS-V, though it certainly is a possibility. That’s because the engine is running strengthened internals and an all-new fuel injection system.
Rated at 420 horsepower, the engine can spirit the CTS to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and onto a top speed of 170 mph. Packaged in the smaller and more nimble ATS chassis, paired with a manual transmission, with V-grade suspension, aero, and interior upgrades, the engine is likely to make the ATS-V our next attainable lust object.