The One That Isn’t an M Car
2016 Cadillac ATS-V
The only reason for the existence of the Cadillac ATS-V ($62,665) is the BMW M3, the sedan/coupe/convertible nameplate that redefined what an everyday performance car could be. The tables, however, have turned. With 464-hp under the hood, the ATS-V wallops the M3 and newly christened M4 in almost every objective dimension, and is an excellent handler with its six-speed manual transmission.
Also consider: Like the road manners of the ATS-V but don’t quite need all of the speed? The Chevrolet Camaro ($25,700), a permutation of the same chassis, is available with a 2.0-liter four, a V-6, and a V-8 — and six-speed sticks across the board.