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2013 Cadillac ATS

Published July 26, 2012

The coveted BMW 3 series no longer holds as much of a monopoly in the market as it did years ago. There have been a number of challenges coming against it and with General Motors deciding to ride up against BMW in every possible way, we all knew that there is going to be a rear wheel sport sedan with all the good picked up from the CTS. The result of this has carved out in the form of the Cadillac ATS. General Motors looks to aim the class of people who are found of cars that define true luxury. The 2013 Cadillac ATS aims at providing them with at delivering on all those grounds.

Let’s first talk about the Exteriors. The 2013 Cadillac ATS has been designed to give it a premium feel all throughout. It takes the “Art & Design” rebirth of General Motors and makes it come to the surface almost perfectly. The design is sporty, elegant and displays class- just as it is supposed to. The 2013 Cadillac ATS has a shutter grille that can close at high velocities to cut down on the aerodynamic drag. The overall weight of the Cadillac ATS has been kept as low as possible in order to help out the acceleration.

The interiors follow suite from the exteriors. They are stylish and classy all throughout with the focus on the driver. The dashboard integrates seamlessly into the doors and central console with every surface giving a premium feel throughout. Plenty of customizations are also available for it. A standout among the interiors is the Cadillac CUE (Cadillac User Experience) entertainment system which is nicely integrated with the front panel of the 2013 Cadillac ATS. It works on the basis of an eight inch LCD touch screen.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS offers three different choices for the engine. The first and the most basic is a 2.5 liter V6 that has the capability to deliver 200 HP of power. A more upgraded 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that is capable of giving out 270 HP of power. The top in class version gets the 3.6 liter V6 engine that gives 318 HP to the takers. The 200 HP engine offers 188 lb-ft of torque at 2400 rpm while the 270 HP engine on the other hand offers 260 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. The top in class 318 HP engine delivers a torque of 267 lb-ft of torque at 4900 rpm of torque. The maximum engine speeds are limited at 6350, 7000 and 7200 rpm respectively for the three varieties.

Prices for the 2013 Cadillac ATS start from $35,195. The turbocharged version costs just a little more at $35,795 while the premium V6 version costs $42,090 while it will be competing against BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class.

Summarizing it up, the 2013 Cadillac ATS is a power packed sedan that comes with a slew of features that make it stand out from its competitors. Great look, more power and also the CUE system makes it a package only few people can ignore.


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