A prototype of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe wearing Michigan plates has been spied in Germany in the near vicinity of the Nürburgring.

A prototype of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe wearing Michigan plates has been spied in Germany in the near vicinity of the Nürburgring.

The BMW M4 Coupe is about to face a worthy competitor coming from North America as Cadillac is preparing an ATS-V Coupe. A prototype wearing fully-body camouflage was spotted near the 'Ring hiding a significantly more aggressive body with a different front grille, beefier front bumper, more aerodynamic side skirts and a big rear spoiler. Other ingredients on the menu include a high-performance braking system as well as a sportier suspension and a menacing quad exhaust arrangement.

Various reports are indicating the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe will be offered with a V6 3.2-liter engine rated at 500+ bhp (373 kW) but some are saying it will get a twin-turbo V6 3.6-liter generating 425 bhp (317 kW). It is believed an ATS-V Plus equipped with a V8 engine is also in the works as a range-topping model and all of these engines should work with a standard seven-speed gearbox or an optional eight-speed automatic.

Expect an official reveal to occur sometime next year as a 2016MY. 

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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe spied wearing full-body camo at the 'Ring