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According to Car and Driver, Cadillac will use the L.A. Auto Show to introduce its high-performance ATS-V, the General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] brand’s rival for the likes of the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The ATS-V is said to be arriving as a 2015 model, which means it should appear in showrooms shortly after its auto show debut. Note, an ATS-V Coupe is also in the works, but it’s not clear when this model will be shown.
Just two months later, at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac will then introduce its CTS-V. This will be a 2016 model, so we’re unlikely to see it in showrooms until the fall of next year.
Both models have been snapped testing in prototype form. The ATS-V is expected to be powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 (a version of the engine in the current CTS and XTS Vsport models) while the CTS-V should get a force-fed V-8. Car and Driver expects the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 from the Corvette Z06, albeit with less power than the Corvette model’s 650-hp rating. A figure close to 600 horses is likely.
Beyond these performance offerings, Cadillac will also rollout a new flagship sedan new year. Rumored to be badged an LTS, the big sedan will ride on a new rear-wheel-drive platform dubbed Omega and make its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show next April. It is expected to arrive as a 2016 model.
Then, Cadillac is tipped to introduce a next-generation SRX. Not much is known about this model but it is expected to grow in size and also arrive as a 2016 model.