BMW M4 vs. Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Front Three-Quarter - Comparison #1

BMW M4 vs. Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
Comparison illustrates design differences and should not be used or understood as a contrasting of advantages of one model over another. Lighting, shooting angle and other factors may affect the appearance of the model.

M4 versus ATS-V Coupe

Having a new ATS model line introduced in the small luxury sedan/coupe segment, Cadillac steps up competition with BMW in the top level of the segment.

V for Cadillac is what M is for BMW, which means both are pumped up with power and sports tuned. Both coupes are powered by 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engines, and have rear wheel drive systems. But unlinke the M4, ATS-V Coupe is offered with an optional manual transmission.

On the paper, Cadillac's 445 lb-ft of torque and 455 hp accelerate the coupe from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, which is .03 seconds faster than M4's 0-60 time.

On the exterior both have about the same length and height, but the ATS-V Coupe is significantly narrower than the M4, which expresses more in the interior where passengers and the driver get less room compared to M4.

For the 2016 model year both coupes are priced in the same range; BMW starts from $65,700, while the Cadillac starts from $62,665.

Specification Comparison

2016 BMW M42016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
TrimBase Coupe-
Engine3.0L Inline-6 Twin-Turbo3.6L V6 Twin Turbo
Power425 hp455 hp (339 kW)
Torque406 lb-ft445 lb-ft (603 Nm)
Transmission7-Speed Automatic6-speed manual / 8-speed automatic
DrivetrainRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0 to 60 mph4.1 sec3.8 sec.
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)17 / 20 / 26 20-21 / 29-30
Tank Capacity15.8 gal16.0 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width79.3 in72.5 in
Width w/o Mirrors73.6 in61.4 in
Length183.9 in184.7 in
Height54.4 in54.5 in
Min. Ride Height4.8 in-
Wheelbase110.7 in109.3 in
Front Track-60.5 in
Rear Track-61.4 in
Interior Dimensions
First Row Leg Room42.2 in-
First Row Head Room39.8 in37.6 in
First Row Shoulder Room57.7 in54.1 in
Second Row Leg Room33.7 in-
Second Row Head Room36.1 in35.1 in
Second Row Shoulder Room55.1 in51.1 in

Other Comparisons