2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe: Pros And Cons
The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V marches into the new year on its last leg. Cadillac dropped the sedan body style for this year, opting to go the two-door route only. But while the ATS-V will no longer challenge Germany's high-powered sedans, it continues to be a compelling alternative to the Teutonic two-doors. Offering just over 460 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged engine, a 3.8-second run to 60, and styling that still looks stellar years after its debut, there's a lot to like about the ATS-V.
But after a week behind the wheel, we also found a few issues with Cadillac's compact coupe. These are the Pros and Cons of the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe.
The ATS-V continues to use a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 with 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. That’s more than the BMW M4 (425 hp/406 lb-ft) and the Audi RS5 (444 hp/443 lb-ft) and enough to get the compact Cadillac to 60 in just 3.8 seconds. On the road, this engine is a charmer, with ample low-end torque and a revvy character. It also sounds fantastic, with a sonorous V6 character and far less turbo noise than we’d expect from a twin-turbocharged engine.
The standard six-speed manual is pleasant, too, with a solid-feeling action that requires just enough force during shifts to make the driver feel like they’re manhandling the car. The standard rev-matching system takes a lot of the guesswork out of downshifts, which is good, as the clutch pedal is fickle.
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