Rumor: 2014 Cadillac ATS and ATS-V powertrain predictions

When we spoke to Ed Welburn, GM’s Vice President of Global Design, he told us that work on the Cadillac ATS is on schedule and the folks at the company are really excited about the new model entering production. In Oct. 2010, GM confirmed that it is investing $190 million in its Lansing Grand River assembly plant for the production of a new compact Cadillac model.

That’s fine and all but let’s take a look at some fun news (rumors) surrounding the new Cadillac ATS.

The folks at Cheers and Gears have put together a list of powertrain prediction for the 2014 ATS and ATS-V.

According the predictions by Cheers and Gears, the base 2014 Cadillac ATS will be powered by a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 270-hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Fuel-economy is estimated to come in at 22/32 mpg (city/highway). Moving up a notch, the Cadillac ATS 3.6 will be powered by a 3.6L V6 making 330-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The pride and joy of the lineup, the Cadillac ATS-V will get its grunt from a 6.2L V8 making 470-hp and 438 lb-ft of torque.

Of course, you should take these predictions with a grain of salt but we agree with the Cheers and Gears guys so far.

– By: Zain Haq

Source: Cheers and Gears