2013 Cadillac ATS Coming to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

2013 Cadillac ATS We’ve already seen what Cadillac plans to offer at the top of its passenger-car spectrum in the guise of the 2013 Cadillac XTS. Now the carmaker plans to show off its new entry-level compact luxury sedan, called the 2013 ATS, next month at the 2012 Detroit auto show.

The ATS is a small rear- and all-wheel-drive luxury sports sedan engineered to compete with the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. The ATS will begin production this summer and will be built alongside the Cadillac CTS sedan, coupe and wagon in Michigan.

Cadillac says it’s pitting the sedan against the best in the category, with a lot of the engineering and tuning occurring in Germany and sometimes at the vaunted Nurburgring test ring. You can check out that testing in the video below. We’ll learn more details at 2012 Detroit auto show.

Comments 

George

270hp 3.0 V6 + 8 speed automatic isn't overwhelming for the 'class', so handling had better be perfect.

sheth

Who said anything about that powertrain? No one (outside of GM insiders) knows the powertrain specifics. Many speculate base engine will be a turbo 4 with 250+hp. I doubt this car will get an 8 speed automatic.

George

Did you watch, no-listen to the video? 0:19 - 0:23
That was not a crossplane crank V8, nor was it a four cylinder?
The pitch was too high to be the 3.6 V6, and the sound was not muffled as would be the result of a twin turbo 3.0 V6.
Plus, once GM introduces their 8 speed automatic, the CTS gets the 3.6 V6 + 8 speed automatic as the standard powertrain.

GM wouldn't be so stupid to launch a new vehicle without a competitive transmission. See 'probably the most important car that Cadillac has ever done'

George

But GM is stupid enough to launch with engines no one asked for.
A 2.5 naturally aspirated I4
A 270 hp turbocharged 2.0
and the 3.6.

No more bailouts

WTF

And please tell us what everyone did ask for then?

Mike

I'm sure this will suck like every other Cadillac. Cadillac will be continaully out-classed by Benz, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, and most importantly, Audi. GM doesn't have the design, technology or sophitstication of more pretigious marques to compete. Sorry Cadillac, outdated luxury doesn't fly anymore. Same goes for Lincoln. They should just let the big boys handle luxury/sport.

Jana Shobnom

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