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    DETROIT Ė Cadillac today introduced the all-new 2015 ATS Coupe, a quicker and more personal addition to the award-winning ATS product line. Designed to be lighter, more agile and more engaging than its competitors, it extends Cadillacís product-driven growth and the brandís tradition of dynamic luxury Coupes.

    Cadillacís first-ever compact luxury Coupe goes on sale this summer, offering drivers the choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the power from a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6L six-cylinder. In all combinations, ATS Coupe takes advantage of its lightweight and strong structure to deliver exhilarating performance with efficiency, with a segment-leading power-to-weight ratio.

    Like the sedan, the ATS Coupeís driving dynamics are rooted in mass efficiency, which helps make it one of Cadillacís lightest and most agile models ever Ė and the lightest car in the compact luxury Coupe segment. The 2.0L Turbo engine is upgraded from the current ATS sport sedan to deliver nearly 14 percent more torque, taking it to 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). This gives the standard ATS Coupe an advantage in power and weight over similarly equipped Coupes such as the BMW 428i.

    Greater torque means greater pulling power, for a greater feeling of responsiveness at low speeds, and helps the ATS Coupe achieve an estimated 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds.

    Elements that contribute to the ATS Coupeís balanced performance and responsive characteristics include:

    Nearly perfect 50/50 weight balance and low center of gravity
    Five-link independent rear suspension featuring lightweight, high-strength steel and efficient straight link designs
    A multi-link double-pivot MacPherson-strut front suspension with direct-acting stabilizer bar
    Underbody aerodynamic shields
    Premium, belt-driven electric variable-effort steering gear from ZF Steering Systems
    Brembo front brakes
    Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels
    Available all-wheel drive.


    Power-dense powertrains

    The engine lineup includes a standard 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder and available 3.6L V-6. The award-winning 2.0L Turbo is rated at 272 horsepower (203 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm). The award-winning 3.6L V-6 is rated at 321 horsepower (239 kW) and 275 lb-ft of torque (373 Nm).

    At 136hp/L, the 2.0L Turbo is one of the most power-dense engines in the industry, topping engines from European competitors. It also delivers 90 percent of its peak torque from 2100 rpm to 5400 rpm and the full 295 lb-ft of peak torque (400 Nm) from 3000 to 4600 rpm. The broad torque band is supported by boost levels as high as 18 psi (1.26 bar) in the speed range, which is designed to give the lightweight ATS Coupe an exhilarating feeling of immediate power on demand.

    Both engines feature direct injection and dual overhead camshafts with continuously variable valve timing, which help optimize power and efficiency, as well as reduce emissions. And each is matched with the Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control. A six-speed manual is also available with the 2.0L Turbo.

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    I am sticking to my 2004 CTS-V.
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    Quick question: I really like those early cars, which were notorious for axle hop. I was told the only shop that knew how to fix it was Mallett in Texas, and it wouldn't sell you the parts. Mallett had to do the work.

    Have you experienced that? Or do you know of another fix? Those early V's are getting more affordable.

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    Buddy of mine had this on his car before he sold it

    BMR Cadillac CTS-V Anti-Wheel Hop Kit 2004-2005 - Lingenfelter Performance

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    According to the Lingenfelter site: "With this kit alone, wheelhop is reduced approximately 75% and ride quality is only slightly effected."

    I wonder what fixes the other 25 percent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    According to the Lingenfelter site: "With this kit alone, wheelhop is reduced approximately 75% and ride quality is only slightly effected."

    I wonder what fixes the other 25 percent?
    Apparently it's something with the axles too that's what I was told anyway....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Quick question: I really like those early cars, which were notorious for axle hop. I was told the only shop that knew how to fix it was Mallett in Texas, and it wouldn't sell you the parts. Mallett had to do the work.

    Have you experienced that? Or do you know of another fix? Those early V's are getting more affordable.
    That is only a problem if you are drag racing the car and launching it.

    I heard the fix is to have slightly different size axles to have them twist and flex "not" in unison and hence get rid of the hop. I think it is just an interchange with another axle part number from a Corvette or GTO or something.
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    PS. I paid under $17k for mine with 91,000 miles on it. It was a good deal.....
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