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Cadillac has released the first teaser image of the 2013 ATS.

Set to be launched next summer, the model will be built at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant and battle the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. The car is expected to ride on the rear-wheel Alpha platform and feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine as well as a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 380 hp (283 kW / 385 PS) in the ATS-V.

In a statement, GM's North American President Mark Reuss said "We have extensively and exhaustively studied the competitive segment, and we have benchmarked the best. And when this car comes out, that will be readily apparent."

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