The steel brakes on our test car performed beautifully and predictably

已有 233 次阅读  2016-01-24 21:27   标签Brake  Pad  Semi-metallic  Factory 

Despite not Ceramic Brake Pad having any MSRP-bloating carbon ceramic rotors (and having the smallest discs here), the steel brakes on our test car performed beautifully and predictably, with superior feel.

The 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6's 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque is perfectly flexible, and the direct Tremec six-speed manual is matched by a nicely weighted clutch (an eight-speed automatic is optional) and aided by a flat-shift system, which lets you keep your right foot to the floor while banging the thing into the next gear.

Cadillac says 0-to-60 hits in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph, claims that feel believable.

Simply put, between its on-point suspension, slim dimensions, direct steering and willing powertrain, the Caddy is the easiest to hustle confidently down an unfamiliar road or piece of racetrack.

That tidiness of footprint does the Caddy few favors inside, however, where it offers the most cramped cabin -- particularly in the back seat.

Even in dimensions where the cabin isn't the tightest, it feels it, because high beltline and fast windshield rake combine to make it somewhat claustrophobic, especially in the funereal black of our test car.

None of these cars offers particularly spacious rear quarters, but the Cadillac is definitely the runt of the litter.

In fact, it's the ATS-V's cockpit that's the biggest disappointment in the whole car -- it's simply not up to the aesthetic or hardware standards of the BMW, let alone those of the Benz.

Its angular presentation feels like it's trying too hard and the plastics, as well as general fit and finish, are noticeably Semi-metallic Brake Pad  inferior.

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