2019 Cadillac ATS V Coupe Overview
It is her, waiting for the Giulia Quadrifoglio, to first launch the gauntlet to the two most performing German sports coupes in circulation, the BMW M4, and the C63 AMG. Let’s talk about the new 2019 Cadillac ATS V.
It is her, waiting for the Giulia Quadrifoglio, to first launch the gauntlet to the two most performing German sports coupes in circulation, the BMW M4, and the C63 AMG. Let’s talk about the 2019 Cadillac ATS V, but there is also the sedan, the first model of the high-performance v Series of the American House to be equipped with a Biturbo engine, a six-cylinder V of 3.6 liters from 470 horsepower and, above all, well 603 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm, combined with an 8-speed sequential. It is an interesting unit characterized by two turbines in titanium and aluminum alloy, read titanium rods that reduce the inertia of the rotating unit and a rather high compression ratio (10.2:1) to witness the high yield and efficiency Thermodynamics.
Always, in power, the USA engines do not lack, in the case of the new ATS-V the most European among the models in the range with its 4.6 m of length, but we have two important novelties. The first is the downsizing, with a fractionation and a much more acceptable incubation, to the full advantage of the containment and distribution of the weight, the second is a heavy intervention on the compartments of the car, trim, steering, brakes, all organs really well Mixed together. In short, not only a car from the Autobahn or drag race, to be understood, but also to be enjoyed on the strokes a little ‘ guided. The interventions on the car’s hardware were all fairly heavy with wider roadways, new MacPherson front suspension arms, transverse spherical plain bearings that replace the most traditional elastomer bushings, springs with Higher calibrations and a stiffer stabilizer bar. The technicians also intervened on the rear suspension with five arms with, in this case, stiffer bushings, new cradle supports, springs with higher calibration and a stabilizer bar stiffer.
The Magnetic Ride Control active suspensions have now reached the third generation, they read the asphalt about a thousand times per second and change the degree of damping through a magnetorheological fluid. The result, according to the American House, is a response to the shocks now faster than about 40%. The Performance Traction Management system supervises the whole and allows you to choose between four sets up (tour, sport, track, snow/ice) as well as to arrange through the launch control of the maximum traction at the start. Finally, the technical package includes, among other things, Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires from 255/35 to the front and 275/35 at the rear, a different calibration of the ZF electric power steering and Brembo high-performance brakes with 370 mm front discs with six pistons and rear 339 mm with four-piston calipers. Such significant changes have required, of reflection, some aesthetic changes.
The lines remain known, tense and sharp of the 2019 Cadillac ATS V, but practically all the bodywork panels of this variant are specific; From the bumpers to the wheel, from the bonnet to the rear spoiler to the moldings under a door. The bonnet, for example, is lighter than the other ATS, thanks to the use of carbon fiber and is characterized by an unmistakable central extractor. It does not just let the hot air out of the engine compartment, but it helps to reduce the high-speed bearing by channeling the air coming from the radiator outward and above the roof of the car, instead of letting it come out from underneath the bodywork. The bumpers were then modified. The front has wider outlets and wider mesh grids to better feed the V6 Biturbo and a splitter that generates a greater load at the front to the full advantage of handling. The widest wheel is completed, to accommodate the 18 “aluminum rims, the rear spoiler, and the double chromed exhaust terminal.
Of intonation equally racing the interiors with high seats Recaro to 16 adjustments, optional, three-spoke sports steering wheel in Alcantara, leather upholstery for seats and door panels and an interesting gem as the telemetry system Performance Data Recorder. Developed by Cosworth is a device that, through the front camera, allows you to record and review your driving experience. 470 horses for just over 1,700 kg of weight are a nice business card, considering the fact that they are all effectively downloaded on the two rear wheels via a self-locking differential. At the driving, our attention is all catalyzed, at least in the first km, by the new V6 Biturbo. Powerful, responsive to throttle controls, always respond with great readiness.
The delivery becomes even worse from 2,500-2,800 rpm, with a nice progression up to 6,500 when the limiter intervenes. It doesn’t have the roundness and rage of the AMG V8, but you can’t really complain. Even the eight automatic reports are quick to control the controls, imparted by the two light, and large, barbells at the wheel. Braking and steering are no less. The first is well modulated even at low and medium speeds and does not lose biting and effectiveness even at high, thanks to generous Brembo discs. The steering is only a little heavy in maneuver, but it is ready, progressive and always keeps a good load, especially in sports and Race. Translated, this 2019 Cadillac ATS V is well-balanced, thanks to a well-balanced frame with a rather flat trim and a roll reduced almost to the minimum bending terms. The great work done in Cadillac to improve the dynamics of the model is certainly noticeable once seated at the wheel, along with sports performance of race with a shot from 0 to 100 km/h acquitted in 3.9 sec, shooting peremptory in fifth and sixth gear , and a maximum tip of 304 km/h. Defects? The accessibility to the two rear seats is not the best and the 295 liters of luggage are certainly not record for a coupé from almost 4.7 meters. Last but not least, the price of the dynamic qualities to challenging 78,300 euros, not too far from the 80,400 of an M4 or the 84,915 of a C 63 AMG Coupé.