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Cadillac adds new ATS Coupe to line-up!

January 15, 2014

Cadillac’s downsized ATS sedan is about to be joined by a new coupe—which is making its debut today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And it promises to be a seriously fun ride.

The 2015 ATS Coupe is the smallest two-door ever offered by Caddy, and it follows a very different design direction from the earlier, over-the-top CTS Coupe and reflects the general toning-down of the edgy Art & Science design language Cadillac first introduced more than a decade ago.

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The new model ATS Coupe will offer buyers a choice of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V-6. The smaller displacement engine has been upgraded from the version in the current ATS sport sedan, now delivering the same 272 horsepower but an extra 14% more torque, at 295 pound-feet, which will allow it to launch from 0 to 60 in just 5.6 seconds.

The 3.6-liter package turns out 321 horsepower and 275 horsepower. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Like the sedan, the new ATS Coupe is available with the Magnetic Ride Control system, an electronically controlled suspension that can respond to changes in road conditions and driver command in milliseconds. The basic suspension design features a five-link rear and multi-link double-pivot MacPherson strut up front.

Big Brembo brakes and 18-inch wheels round out the ATS Coupe package, while a mechanical limited slip differential and upgraded engine cooling, as well as adaptive headlights are optional.

Cadillac has yet to provide details, but a Vsport version of the new ATS Coupe is likely to follow. An even more high-performance V-Series package, for both coupe and sedan, is expected, as well.

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