But it will come with more standard equipment.
Cadillac is allegedly axing the ATS-V Coupe after the next model year along with the CTS and XTS, but don't expect the price to be slashed for its final year before it bows out.
According to CarsDirect, the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe will carry an MSRP of $68,790 including the destination charge – that's a $4,000 increase over the current 2018 model. However, while it may be more expensive than the outgoing model, it's actually better value. As standard, the 2019 ATS-V Coupe will now come with the Carbon Fiber Package, which was previously a $5,000 optional extra.
The package adds some sporty exterior elements including a carbon fiber hood vent trim, a front splitter and rear diffuser, and a more aerodynamic rear spoiler and composite rocker extensions. Other than that, the 2019 model will essentially be the same as the current model.
Under the hood will be the same 3.6-liter V6 as before, producing 464 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual will be offered as standard, or you can equip an optional eight-speed automatic for an extra $2,000.
At $68,790, the ATS-V will be around $19,000 cheaper than its larger sibling, the 2019 CTS-V sedan, which starts at $87,990. As CarsDirect notes, the new price will position the ATS-V closer to its main rival. It will cost $295 higher than the 2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe but $1,355 less than the 2019 BMW M4. It will, however, be $475 more expensive than the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport.
If you've been thinking of buying an ATS-V, now might be a good time to take the plunge as there are some good deals available for the 2018 model. According to CarsDirect, you could save as much as $6,000 in dealer incentives.