Archive for December, 2011
December 14, 2011 - 11:02 pm
2.0 Turbo 4-Cylinder
Today, Cadillac took the covers off one of the biggest mysteries of the new ATS sedan…what engines will be underhood.
Highlighted are a brand new direct injection, turbocharged 2.0l 4-cylinder delivering 270hp and 260lb*ft of torque. This is a new 2.0 with debut technologies such as a variable displacement oil pump. Efficiency and power-density are being touted by Cadillac, though we’ll have to wait for ultimate mpg figures closer to launch day.
In addition to this high-tech turbo, the ATS will also offer a non-turbo 2.5l (likely the same engine expected to power the Chevrolet Malibu and put out approximately 190hp). At the top of the line, and likely aimed at more traditional Cadillac buyers, will be a version of the 3.6l direct injection V-6 putting out about 50hp more than the turbo 2.0 but approximately the same torque. We fully expect the turbo to the be preferred engine at altitude and to likely provide better overall performance since its torque will be more accessible (90% is stated to be available from 1500-5800 rpm). What we don’t know yet is which engines will be offered with the manual – though it seems reasonable that the V-6 will be automatic only.
Expect even more details over the coming weeks as we get closer to the debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Video of the 2.0T below:
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December 2, 2011 - 9:13 pm
During the Detroit auto show press days in January 9-10, Cadillac plans to finally debut one of the most anticipated cars from the brand, if not all of GM, the 2013 ATS sports sedan.
Aimed at the BMW 3-series, among others, the ATS will be the smallest Cadillac in some time. The development of which has seen it’s share of controversy with rumors of the car being hundreds of pounds more than its competition and senior management of GM damning the car with faint praise calling the car competitive but not class leading. These doubts and rumors have no doubt been the reason Cadillac has recently run web videos promoting the development process that is at least hinting at a well sorted sport sedan.
We are eagerly waiting to get some seat time next summer to see how well the ATS stacks up.
Press release below.
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