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2013 Cadillac ATS Review Palm Springs

May 4, 2013
2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 ATS

The all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS compact sports sedan is the very definition of style, performance, and luxury in Palm Springs. A new exterior design, optional engines, and the luxury expected from a brand synonymous with Excellence.

The ATS is offered as a well-equipped standard model and in Luxury, Performance and Premium collections as well. An expansive lineup of engines, including two four-cylinders and a V-6 for, delivers strong power to the ATS and capitalizes on the Cadillac’s lightweight structure to complement its performance with efficiency. The optional engines include an all-new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 272 horsepower and Cadillac’s award-winning 3.6L V-6, estimated at 321 horsepower.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS takes Cadillac’s Art & Science design in a new direction. Cadillac tailors signature style and refinement, while upholding the attention to detail, to create the most sophisticated driving experience in the Coachella Valley.

Bold vertical lighting elements – including new LED front signature lighting detail, as well as illuminating door handles and active grille shutters, lend technologically advanced style and function to the 2013 Cadillac ATS. The grille shutters close at certain highway speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and enhance fuel economy. High-intensity discharge headlamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting are available on models with the 2.0L turbo and 3.6L V-6 engines.

A long, 109.3-inch (2,775 mm) wheelbase and wide front/rear tracks are the cornerstones of the ATS’s firmly planted stance, which is enhanced by short overhangs and taut sheet metal which appears to wrap tightly around the tires. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard and 18-inch wheels are available. Exterior colors include: Radiant Silver Metallic, Black Raven, Black Diamond Tricoat, Crystal Red Tint coat, White Diamond Tri coat, Thunder Gray Chroma Flair, Opulent Blue Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic and Summer Gold Metallic.

A driver-focused interior with integrated technology and crafted materials complements the exterior elements and enhances the Cadillac ATS’s driving experience. From the placement of the pedals to the position of the shifter, the interior is designed for effortless and intuitive performance. Available performance seats have power-adjustable bolsters to optimize lateral support during high-load cornering.

Also contributing to the interior’s intuitive feel is an instrument panel which wraps into the doors and a center stack in the mid-instrument panel flows into the center console. LED lighting for the bold gauge cluster enables clear viewing in all lighting conditions, while ambient lighting accents functional elements of the console and doors.

Real wood, metal plating, carbon fiber trim and Cadillac’s cut-and-sew instrument panel, console and doors enhance the driver’s connection to the ATS. Choices of interior color themes, each with unique accent trim material, cover a wide range, including light, open and warm to black and serious, to bold, technical and sporty. Interior color and trim choices include Jet Black with Jet Black accents, Morello Red with Jet Black accents, Light Platinum with Brownstone accents, Caramel with Jet Black accents and
Light Platinum with Jet Black accents.

Additional interior features include Bluetooth phone connectivity with voice recognition, USB, auxiliary and SD memory card ports, Sirius XM Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription, Keyless access and keyless push-button start, a reconfigurable 5.7-inch instrument panel, and leatherette or leather seating surfaces.

A seven-speaker Bose sound system is offered on the standard model, as well as Luxury and Performance Collections. It is also standard with the Premium Collection. A navigation system is also available with Luxury and Performance Collections and standard with the Premium Collection. The ATS is offered with Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive, in-vehicle experience merging intuitive design with auto industry-first controls and commands for information and entertainment data. It is designed to be unique for each driver, from the “simple user” to the fully connected “super user.”

Combining luxury, performance, and class, the 2013 Cadillac ATS is ideal for those in Palm Springs who want their car to reflect who they are.

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