Cadillac ATS car test drive and review
Info, pics and quick test drive and review of the all new 2013 Cadillac ATS luxury sedan
|Cadillac ATS at the Paris Motor Show|
|2013 Cadillac ATS rear side view|
|2013 Cadillac ATS|
|2013 Cadillac ATS dashboard and interior view|
The 2013 Cadillac ATS is powered by one of the three gasoline engines that are offered for this model. The base ATS gets the 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine with 202 horsepower. The range is completed by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivering 272 horsepower and 3.6-liter V6 engine with some 321 horsepower under the hood. A diesel option is expected by the end of next year but that still not confirmed. This option will be great in case Cadillac decides to offer the ATS at the European market. That is very questionable due to the unsuccessful try in this segment with the BLS some time ago. All versions of the ATS will have a 6-speed automatic Hydra-Matic gearbox and a 6-speed manual will be offered as an option to the 2.0-liter turbo engine. Cadillac ATS will be also offered with an all-wheel drive.
The weight distribution of the car is very close to the perfect 50/50 which together with the rear-wheel drive makes it great to drive, something we can’t say for most nose-heavy Cadillac cars. The ATS handling is also going to be improved by its Magnetic Ride Control active suspension which will be used in the higher-range models.
The interior of the ATS is functional and yet very modern looking and actually it feels quite roomy inside. The trunk is also big enough for a car in this segment.
Prices for the 2013 Cadillac ATS will start form around $34,000 and can easily reach $43,000 for the top models. Here is a quick test drive and video review of the 2013 Cadillac ATS.
2013 Cadillac ATS test drive and review
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