Canadian release date for the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
General Motors Canada has used its prominent showing at the Canadian International Auto Show to put a finer point on the Canadian release date for the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. Customers interested in this high-performance luxury sedan (or coupe) can come to Don Wheaton today and place a pre-order for the new ATS-V. Mahmoud Samara, the Cadillac Canada Brand Director announced at the CIAS that the vehicle should be arriving to dealers in most of the provinces in April. We already know more than a few details about the upcoming 2016 ATS-V. But considering we still are, at a minimum, six weeks from seeing the first delivery of the vehicle, we thought we would review some of the performance features of the car.
Not to put words into the mouth of our manufacturing partners at Cadillac, but from our point of view, Cadillac is no longer going to be content playing second fiddle to quick and nimble roadsters imported from Europe on our home turf. From the very outset, the development of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V has centered around delivering performance to force the new Cadillac sedan or coupe into the minds of people that would normally being browsing the inventories of a Mercedes-Benz or BMW dealer. Every bolt, nut and component had to justify its presence on the new ATS-V. Cadillac engineers and designers have done an excellent job of building a vehicle that could be just as at home on the racetrack as it is driving you to the office everyday.
Once we arrive at the Canadian release date for the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, you will be able to be behind the wheel of the first Cadillac vehicle in the vaunted V-Series to be powered by a twin-turbocharged coupe or sedan. The twin-turbo 3.6-liter, V-6 engine is said to be able to produce a peak power output of more than 450 horsepower with 445 pound-feet of torque. As one of the most power dense vehicles ever produced for the North American continent, early performance estimates have the new ATS-V achieving a top speed of 299 km/h and a zero-to-96 km/h time of fewer than four seconds.
The power from the engine is transmitted to the wheels via an available eight-speed transmission with paddle shifters that features launch control and Performance Algorithm Shift. Like its GM cousins, the Corvette Stingray and Z06, the 2016 ATS-V will come with a Performance Data Recorder.
With the Canadian release date for the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V coming up very quickly, those Don Wheaton customers that are interested in the vehicle, will want to make an appointment with one of our sales professionals today.