Cadillac ATS-V Shows BMW M3 Who’s Boss


ATS-V shows how to use it’s 464 hp just right.

The Cadillac ATS-V is pretty much theAmerican equivalent of the BMW M3/4 and the Mercedes-AMG C63S. This is notonly thanks to the horsepower output of the car, it goes for the handling too.Engineers have done their level best to make sure the Cadillac is anattractive alternative to the German cars, and with the specs on hand and thelooks of the car it can definitely compete. On the pricing front it wins handsdown though. In this here video you can see just how good the ATS-V is on thequarter mile against a BMW M3.

The Cadillac looks to have gotten the betterstart, but the BMW does a good attempt at catching up.It looks like it may have been a dial-in bracket race though.

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While the Cadillac does take the win on timeover the BMW, the trap speeds look to tell a different tale. The ATS-V traps at119.82 mph and the BMW get 105.89 mph, this leads one to believe that the BMWmight have tapped off a little before then end of the run so as not to breakout of the 11.5 second bracket. Even if this is the case, the win on the daywent to the Cadillac and that’s what counts. So you can save heaps of money andhave a car capable of beating the BMW benchmarkers, but if you buy the ATS-Vjust to be different, that saving can go into performance upgrades that willdefinitely see the BMWs trailing. That’s what we’d do.