November 29, 2013 - 2:01 pm
Andy Pilgrim, of Cadillac’s racing team fame, has taken an ATS to the track for a little hooning.
November 22, 2013 - 6:30 am
The good folks at Autoblog.com got to speak to head of GM Design Ed Welburn about the possibility that the Elmiraj Coupe would see its way to Cadillac showrooms.
It is clear that Cadillac leadership would love to bring the car to market as a companion to the expected S-Class sedan fighter (rumored to be called LTS). However, Cadillac is making very careful use of GM resources to first get cars to market that will be profitable and contribute heavily to the GM bottom line.
This is why we hear that an ATS-based small crossover, below the SRX, is well into development. A small crossover might not bring in the big sacks of cash, per sale, that a halo coupe like the Elmiraj would, but makes up for it by selling in larger numbers. And, if there is anything that will give us the Cadillacs we want later, it is models now that keep the company profitable enough to fund fun models later.
But, don’t expect us to like it.
November 21, 2013 - 3:36 pm
The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is expected to be shown publicly for the first time at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan in January.
This will set the stage for the ATS Coupe to go on sale in summer of 2014 as a 2015 model. Expected power trains may mirror the sedan though it is possible Cadillac will throw us all a curve and offer a manual transmission with more than just the 2.0T
There are no rumors yet as to when the highly anticipated ATS-V will debut (a model we know will be offered in coupe form from the most recent spy shots).
The Detroit show’s press days start on Monday January 13, but GM has a habit of showing off their most anticipated models the day before in other venues.
More details as they become available.
November 11, 2013 - 4:06 pm
Recently we fielded a question about Cadillac’s plans for an ATS Coupe.
As this recent post from Autoblog.com shows, Cadillac is actively testing a 2-door version of the ATS.
But, if that was all these shots showed, we’d be happy. But there is more to this scoop. Check out the larger wheels and tires, check out the more aggressive bodywork. What we are, in fact, looking at here is the ATS’ brawnier sibling, the ATS-V.
But, there is even more to report…
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November 7, 2013 - 6:31 am
Motor Trend has announced that the 3rd generation CTS has won their coveted ‘Car of the Year’ award.
This is the second win for the CTS (it also took the nod with the 2008/2nd generation design as well).
This quote sums up why MT awarded the CTS this time around:
THE CTS’ INTENDED FUNCTION WAS TO TAKE THE FIGHT TO BMW, MERCEDES-BENZ, AND AUDI — AND WIN. AND IT HAS.
Congrats to Cadillac and the CTS team.
November 1, 2013 - 10:28 am
As if the Cadillac ELR @ $76000 isn’t going to be exclusive enough, Cadillac announced today a cross-promotional arrangement with Saks Fifth Avenue to sell 100 limited-edition ELRs in White Diamond. Included is also a 240V Bosch charging station with installation service.
Orders will be taken at 855-SAKS-CAD starting on January 10, 2014 with delivery planned in March.
So, if you have been chomping at the bit for an even more exclusive electric Cadillac, warm up your dialing fingers.
October 24, 2013 - 6:30 am
Automobile Magazine was able to get a new detail about the engine that is hidden away (in theory) beneath the hood of the Elmiraj concept that Cadillac displayed at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours. Where we heard that the engine was simply a 4.5l twin turbo V-8, Automobile is reporting that the engine is also overhead cam in design.
This eliminates the only V-8 currently offered in Cadillacs, the GM small block used in the CTS-V models.
Could Cadillac be bringing back the shelved replacement for the Northstar? That engine was supposedly well into development when GM decided to focus on direct injection V-6 and later turbo-charged variants.
Could a turbo V-8 be the mainstream engine for the Elmiraj’s production version (widely expected to be the S-Class/7-Series fighter based on GM’s Omega platform…yes, Cadillac will cheekily bookend their models with Alpha and Omega)? If so, would it be safe to assume the turbo V-8 would be the next CTS-V’s power plant of choice? Doing so would give the V-Series models an engine from the next model up’s lineup. ATS-V with the CTS vSport turbo V-6 with the CTS-V getting the Omega’s turbo V-8 (and the Omega likely not getting a true V-Series model.
We should see more hints at Omega, its power train offerings, as well as future V-Series models in the coming year.