So what's the source for this? I think this is certainly credible, and exactly what needs to happen...and if they DO do this, I WILL buy one!
That says 8 speed auto for the 4 and 6 cyl!!!!
The 6 cylinder looks like it's going to compete directly with the Audi S4 and BMW 335. The 8-cyl is going to seriously eat their lunch. Holy crap! I hope it looks good and can handle because, on paper, I want this car.
Um, this is conjecture originally posted at Cheers and Gears...http://www.cheersandgears.com/topic/75078-2014-cadillac-ats-powertrain-predictions/They even mention that is is just a guess based on what we know about GM's engines, etc.I'd tend to think that a DI twin-turbo 6 is the way the car will go for V-trim (especially when you take into account that Alpha was originally a 4-cylinder only platform and Cadillac pushed to get it altered to handle something as large as a V-6.tCE - caddyedge.com
Too bad there wont be a limited slip diff for the v6. So far this is an awesome car. I likey!
I think that it is great that Cadillac is making an honest effort at the compact luxury market. This is not going to be a Cimmaron by anyone's estimation. The only thing that I would urge the engineers to revisit is the choice of transmissions available. There really should be a manual option for a sports-luxury sedan in this category. After releasing the CTS V with the six speed manual, I would have been sure that GM would have seen the value in offering a transmission for us older 'mix your own gears" enthusiasts.
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