Cadillac has released a new set of official images picturing the new ATS, recently unveiled at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit. In order to get the best possible engine-chassis package, the model underwent a long period of testing on the famous Nurburgring track, which should have provided it with the sort of personality and sporty attitude that its designers were looking for.
The Cadillac ATS is available with three petrol engine options: a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder producing 200 hp at 6,200 rpm with 255 Nm of peak torque at 4,500 rpm, a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit delivering 270 hp at 5,300 rpm and 352 Nm of peak torque from 2,400 rpm, and a 3.6-litre V6 generating 318 hp at 6,800 rpm with 362 Nm of peak torque already available at 4,900 rpm. There are two transmission options: a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed Hydra Matic auto.
Among the most distinctive features of the model we have the Magnetic Ride Control, which continuously optimizes the suspension set-up to ensure maximum stability and control at all times, its 17 ” alloys (which can be replaced by 19″ rims on the most exclusive variants) Cadillac’s own CUE technology, which provides for all the infotainment and connectivity options that you might expect, and is controlled by a 8″ LCD touch-screen placed on the central console.