In a couple of weeks, the 2015 Cadillac ATS will be hitting dealerships nationwide. When it goes on sale, the ATS Sedan will be joined by the ATS Coupe, Cadillac’s first-ever compact luxury coupe.
Cadillac says that the ATS coupe is designed to be lighter and more agile than its competitors. When it goes on sale, it will compete with the likes of the BMW 4-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and the Audi A5.
“The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is a natural step in the brand’s progression, and another distinctive, fun-to-drive and technologically advanced product for a new generation of drivers extending our target groups,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Global Cadillac. “It is an exclusively distinctive American alternative, unique in its class, yet delivering a sporty and sophisticated driving experience rivaling the world’s best.”
The engine lineup for the Cadillac ATS Coupe includes a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder and available 3.6L V6. The 4-banger produces 272-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque while the 3.6 liter V6 produces 321-hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Both come mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control – however, a 6-speed manual is available with the 2.0L Turbo.
“More power with less weight is always a better combination for performance, and the ATS Coupe offers one of the best power-to-weight ratios in the segment, making it feel lighter, more direct and responsive,” said David Leone, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “Engineers vetted the ATS’s performance on the track, and the Coupe benefits from that exhaustive validation – all matched with Cadillac’s trademark refinement.”