The official photos and videos of the 2013 Cadillac CTS were recently released for the public. Upon the release of these images, a lot of car experts have noted that the Cadillac CTS was built using new engineering concepts and revolutionary mechanical designs. In addition to this, the images as well as some of the information about the model’s starting price revealed that the ATS is bigger in size but this would go on sale with a starting price similar to those that are tied on most medium-sized cars.
But aside from relatively lower price considering its actual size, the photos, videos, and some of the information provided by Cadillac representatives unveiled that the 2013 Cadillac ATS was using the new all-wheel and rear-wheel drive platform referred to as the “Alpha” platform. The vehicle’s set-up also suggests that fifty percent of its overall weight will be confined on the rear while the remaining fifty would be handled by the rear. In addition to this, it is also quite obvious that the dimension of the 2013 Cadillac ATS is quite identical to BMW’s 3-series.
The 2013 Cadillac ATS will also be offered with three engine options. This includes the 2.5-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine, the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and the 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The 2.5-liter in-line four would be the model’s base powerplant that could produce 200 horsepower and 188 lb.-ft. of torque. This is mated to 6-speed automatic transmission and offered as a rear-wheel drive vehicle only.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder pumps out about 270 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the only ATS that is mated to 6-speed manual transmission but its matches power output produced by the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine used in the Buick Regal GS. Finally, the 3.6-liter V-6 engine produces an impressive 318 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. Due to this, the V-6 is considered as the most powerful engine among the three engine options available on the 2013 Cadillac ATS.
By the time the 2013 Cadillac ATS goes on sale, this is expected to compete with the BMW 5-series and Audi’s A6. However, the 2013 Cadillac ATS is targets the Audi A4, the BMW 3-series, the Infiniti G, and other entry-level luxury sedan models.