The Cadillac ATS is a five-seat luxury sedan manufactured by General Motors. The model was updated in 2014. It slightly affected the design – for example, the design of the front of the car changed (a new bumper with modified air intakes cut-outs, a new grille), in addition, the car received new body colors and interior decoration materials, and also significantly improved the equipment, in particular, received a new multimedia system Cadillac CUE with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the possibility of an Internet connection in the LTE standard and got a wireless charging system for mobile phones.,

The transformed Cadillac ATS is available from 2016 – in four trim levels: Standard, Luxury, Performance and Performance AWD.

Aesthetics

As standard, the Cadillac ATS offers 17 “aluminum wheels, front and rear fog lights, leather upholstery, leather-covered steering wheel and audio control buttons, electrically adjustable front seats and heated, CUE multimedia system with Bluetooth and 7 speakers of Bose audio system, USB ports , AUX and SD. Luxury equipment includes: sports seats with advanced adjustments and memory of positions, heated steering wheel, keyless entry system, adaptive remote engine start system. Performance included: bi-xenon headlights with washers, illuminated door handles on the outside, sports pedals, navigation system, additional safety features.

Engines

The basic engine of the Cadillac ATS is a two-liter engine equipped with a turbocharger (TwinSpin rotor) and a phase change system VVT. It gives a maximum power of 226 hp. at 5300 r / min, torque 350 Nm at 2000-4000 r / min., and is equipped with a 6-speed mechanics or 6-speed “automatic”. In the Performance configuration and in combination with all-wheel drive, the ATS receives an engine with a power of 276 horsepower (at 5500 rpm), which gives out a maximum torque of 353 Nm (in the range of 1700-5500 rpm). With such characteristics, ATS can accelerate to 100 km / h in 6 seconds. The maximum speed is 240 km / h, and fuel consumption will be 6.5 liters per “hundred” in the country mode and 12 liters in the city mode. Other modifications  include options for equipping with an atmospheric 2.5-liter engine (202 hp). See: Cadillac engines for sale

Suspension

The Cadillac ATS has an almost perfect weight balance (almost 50/50). The car is equipped with a completely new five-arm rear suspension Cadillac using light high-strength steels. Front suspension – type MacPherson. The car is equipped with an adaptive suspension system Magnetic Ride Control. ZF steering – with electric mechanism and variable force. Brembo brakes provide the most effective braking. The rear limited slip differential provides better cornering. For performance modification is available all-wheel drive.

Safety

Cadillac ATS meets the latest security requirements. Standard equipment includes: front driver and front passenger airbags, knee and side airbags, curtain airbags; stability control. The optional Integrated Safety package includes many additional functions: an automatic braking system when moving forward and backward, a warning system when an object appears in a blind zone; warning system for cars moving in the rear in the transverse direction; a projection display that displays the most important information on the windshield; adaptive cruise control. The “informed driver” package includes: a driver’s seat with a vibration warning, warning systems for a possible collision in front, tracking the strip; wipers with rain sensor.

Final Thoughts

Cadillac ATS is the first compact sports model of the brand, which is positioned as a worthy competitor to the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes Benz C-Class. In 2012, ATS was selected as the “Car of the Year” by Esquire and Motor Press Guild magazines. In 2013, the Cadillac ATS was named the North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show in North America. However, this happened even before the ATS was restyled, after which it became even more luxurious and technological. In addition, ATS is now available in a spectacular coupe.