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2013 Cadillac ATS has officially unveiled and it designed to competition the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The upgraded interiors make you feel like you might actually be sitting in a real luxury vehicle.
According to Cadillac’s Don Butler, vice president of marketing, the ATS was also designed with an eye toward sportiness: “Designed with quick, nimble and fun-to-drive dynamics, ATS expands Cadillac’s portfolio into a crucial global segment. For a new group of luxury consumers, this is a car that will fit their lifestyle and challenge the segment’s status quo.”
On the exterior, the 2013 Cadillac ATS has a the front grille may be a little bit narrower and slightly taller on the production model, LED-infused headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels.
As for the interior, the cabin is elegantly appointed with leather seats, wood trim and metallic accents. The next, including new CUE infotainment system, uses an 8-inch LCD multi-touch capacitive screen to interface with the in-car computer, which can store up to 10 Bluetooth phone connections, read SD and USB memory, and interface with MP3 players, as well as respond to voice commands.
Engine options are perhaps the highlight of the 2013 Cadillac ATS, three engines will be available. Choices include:
A 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS) and 188 lb-ft (255 Nm) of torque.
A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque.
A 3.6-liter V6 with 318 hp (237 kW / 322 PS) and 267 lb-ft (362 Nm) of torque.
Weight balance is nearly 50/50, coupled with McPherson struts at the front and five-link suspension at the rear are said to contribute to ride and handling. The optional FE3 sport suspension includes Magnetic Ride Control, a limited slip differential and Brembo brakes. In addition to the engine and transmission choices, Cadillac says the ATS will be available with optional all-wheel-drive.
Also packaged in the 2013 Cadillac ATS is a host of available safety technology, including adaptive cruise control, intelligent brake assist and forward collision alert. There’s also a blind spot warning system, a lane departure warning system and a rearview camera.
Pricing information hasn’t been released, but the ATS will be available to buy this summer.
Gallery 2013 Cadillac ATS