Cadillac tries small luxury with 2013 ATS
DETROIT–Cadillac returned to smaller luxury cars today with the unveiling of the 2013 ATS, a compact sedan that’s meant to go head-to-head with rivals from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz.
Following the announcement of the larger XTS a few months ago, the luxury arm of General Motors took the wraps off the ATS at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, describing the compact luxury class as central to its competitiveness.
Weighing less than 3,400 pounds, the ATS has options including a new 2-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 270 horsepower and the popular 3.6L V-6 at 320 horsepower. It will be able to do more than 30 mpg on the highway, according to the company.
Rear wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations will be offered when it goes on sale this summer in North America.
Cadillac, which has produced compacts such as the Catera in the past, is hoping the ATS will lure a whole new, younger generation… [Read more]
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