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2018 Cadillac ATS-V

2018 CADILLAC ATS-V: Fine-tuned, fun-to-drive high-performance sedan and coupe

2018 Cadillac ATS-V
The ATS-V high-performance is Cadillac's lightest and smallest race-inspired V-Series model. Offered as a sedan or coupe, it features a twin-turbocharged V6 engine and the latest convenience refinements to the next-generation Cadillac user experience.

The Cadillac user experience system was redefined through developments on Personalized Profiles, Integrated smartphone-like navigation and Active Connection, increasing user connectivity and making a more user-friendly system.

The newer and more dynamic platform can be adjusted over time to meet a customer's evolving connectivity needs by leveraging the cloud, enabling personalization, available connected navigation, and applications via the Collection app store.

Cadillac owners who use the myCadillac mobile app for iOS will now also be able to integrate with Apple Watch. The app will automatically appear and sync with Apple Watch, allowing owners quick access to common commands.

There's also a new exterior color for 2018 Satin Steel Metallic.

Since its inception in 2004, Cadillac's V-Series performance family has driven remarkable power and performance capability into the brand's luxury car range, thanks to a standard of passion without compromise. The result is a dual-purpose luxury performer: a car with true track capability right from the factory and a sophisticated luxury car on the road.

Highlights:
◾A 3.6L Twin Turbo V6 engine mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission
◾Standard carbon fiber hood and available carbon fiber package, including carbon fiber splitter, hood vent and rear diffuser for greater aerodynamic performance
◾Brembo high-performance brake system developed to provide durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance straight from the factory
◾Segment-best, third-generation Magnetic Ride Control
◾Driver-selectable vehicle modes for touring, sport, snow and track
◾Segment-exclusive, racing-derived Performance Traction Management system with five additional modes allowing the driver to select the level of desired system assistance, matched for driver skill or road condition
◾Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer-only tri-compound tires delivering excellent grip with extended tire wear
◾Available segment-exclusive Performance Data Recorder enabling drivers to record, view and analyze driving experiences by capturing real-time video, cabin audio and performance data
◾An interior with high-performance seats and ergonomics offering a driver-focused interface with carbon fiber trim and sueded microfiber accents.

Technology and Connectivity – advanced convenience elevated with the innovative next-generation Cadillac user experience
The Cadillac ATS-V high performance sedan and coupe is one of the most connected cars in the segment. Bose Premium Surround Sound audio system, Rear Camera Mirror, and the enhanced next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto advanced smartphone integration and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot are standard for 2018 models.

The next-generation Cadillac user experience is a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer's evolving connectivity needs, leveraging the cloud to enable personalization, available connected navigation, and applications via the Collection app store.

With functionality that applies popular apps and smartphone practices in the vehicle, the new user experience system provides drivers with easier access to the most common features. The more intuitive operation includes a Summary View in which all key applications, including climate, audio, phone and navigation, are displayed on one screen.

Cadillac owners who use the myCadillac mobile app for iOS can integrate with Apple Watch. The app will automatically appear and sync with Apple Watch, allowing owners quick access to commands including:
◾Vehicle locate
◾Remote start and stop
◾Lock and unlock doors
◾Activate and cancel horn and lights
◾Walking directions to vehicle

Engine and transmissions – Twin-turbocharged power with a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic paddle-shift transmission

The Cadillac ATS-V is powered by the Cadillac 3.6L Twin Turbo V6, rated at an SAE-certified 464 horsepower (346 kW) and 445 lb-ft of torque (601 Nm). The combination of the engine's output and the vehicle's lightweight yet strong structure enables 0-60 performance in 3.8 seconds and a segment-best top speed of 189 mph.

The features for the Cadillac ATS-V version of the Twin Turbo, which is the sibling to the racing power plant in the Cadillac ATS-V.R Coupe race car, are designed to create power faster and sustain it longer.

ATS-V driving experience – Stronger foundation and track-honed driving experience

The Cadillac ATS-V's track-honed design, chassis and suspension elements complement the twin-turbocharged powertrain, providing true track capability, performance and driver control without modifications or special procedures.
With more than a decade of V-Series production models and the Cadillac Racing program experience, Cadillac has engineered the Cadillac ATS-V sedan and coupe to deliver an agile feel, while maintaining excellent ride quality. It incorporates unique performance elements, components from world-class performance automotive suppliers and segment-leading, company-exclusive technology.

Exterior design - Functional form on an optimized platform

Almost every exterior panel on the Cadillac ATS-V is unique, from the fascias and front fenders, to the hood, rear spoiler and rocker moldings – and every one was designed to support the car's capability, contributing to lift reduction, enhanced cooling, and improved aero management.

Like the Cadillac CTS-V super sedan, the ATS-V sedan and coupe sport an athletic stance, wide body and low height, but the unique ATS dimensions contribute to even-greater, scalpel-like driving dynamics.

2018 Cadillac ATS-V
The Cadillac ATS-V's track-inspired precision carries over to the interior, where the design and relationship of key components are aimed squarely at performance-driving ergonomics. All of the contact points – the steering wheel, seats, shifter and pedals – are designed to make performance driving experiences direct and intuitive.

Available 16-way-adjustable Recaro performance front seats are the lynchpins for the driving experience, with aggressive, adjustable bolsters that help hold the driver and front passenger in place during high-load cornering. They also have a luxury-performance feel, trimmed in Mulan leather with sueded microfiber inserts and seatbacks. Eighteen-way-adjustable, leather-trimmed seats with sueded microfiber inserts are standard.

Source - Cadillac

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