The Cadillac ATS compact luxury sports sedan challenges the world’s best premium cars with an acclaimed balance of performance and refinement, wrapped in a progressive expression of Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy.
With one of the lowest curb weights in the segment – nearly 3,300 pounds (1,497 kg) – the ATS’s driving dynamics are rooted in mass efficiency, which helps make it Cadillac’s lightest and most agile sedan. Germany’s famed Nürburgring served as one of the key testing grounds, along with additional roads, race tracks and laboratories around the globe, where ATS engineers balanced performance with Cadillac’s trademark refinement.
Contributing components and features include:
-50/50 weight balance
-Cadillac’s first five-link independent rear suspension using lightweight, high-strength steel and efficient straight link designs
-A multi-link double-pivot MacPherson-strut front suspension with direct-acting stabilizer bar
-Driver-adjustable FE3 sport suspension with Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping
-Underbody aerodynamic shields
-Premium (belt driven) electric variable-effort steering gear from ZF Steering Systems
-Four-channel ABS with available Brembo performance brakes
-Available all-wheel drive.
The ATS is offered as a well-equipped standard model and in Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections. A broad lineup of engines – including two four-cylinders and a V-6 for North America – delivers strong power to the ATS and capitalizes on the car’s lightweight and rigid structure to complement its performance with efficiency. The optional engines include Cadillac’s award-winning 2.0L Turbo, rated at 272 horsepower (203 kW) and 3.6L V-6, rated at 321 horsepower (239 kW).
New and revised features for 2014 include:
-Intellibeam automatic high-beam control added to Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages
-110-volt power outlet added to rear of the center console on models with CUE and Navigation package
-Frameless inside rearview mirror
-Leather-wrapped, larger-diameter sport steering wheel included on models with steering wheel paddle shift controls.
-Four new exterior colors are offered, as well: Phantom Gray Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic and Red Obsession Tintcoat, along with a larger collection of dealer-available accessories, including: an aluminum sport pedal set, 19-inch ultra-bright machined-finish aluminum wheels, 19-inch Manoogian premium painted wheels, 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, 19-inch Y-rated summer tires, black chrome-accented sport grille and black chrome rear applique trim.
The accessories can be ordered and installed where the vehicle is purchased and their cost rolled into the ATS’s monthly payments, for more convenient personalization.
Source: Cadillac press