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Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Saturday, December 17, 2011 11:07 AM
Goddamn that car sounds beautiful for a stock 2.0T.


Mitsubishi 2.0L tubo (145.5hp/L) > 135hp/L

It needs it to push the extra weight of the MR at 3571Lbs. Can't see the ATS weighing in over 3300-3400Lbs, unless there are official numbers out and i'm dead wrong.

Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Monday, December 19, 2011 6:13 AM
Judging by the looks, this powerplant shares no heritage with the LNF. Doesn't make it any less potent, just sayin...

Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Sunday, January 08, 2012 4:52 PM

From GM... .
■All-new, lightweight, rear-wheel-drive architecture with one of the lowest curb weights in the segment Ė less than 3,400 pounds (1,542 kg)
■Broad lineup of engines, including two four-cylinders and a V-6 for North America, capitalizes on lightweight structure for performance with efficiency
■Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive, in-vehicle experience that merges intuitive design with auto industry-first controls and commands for information and entertainment data

DETROIT Ė Cadillac today introduced the 2013 ATS, an all-new compact luxury sports sedan intended to challenge the worldís best premium cars. Developed on an all-new, lightweight vehicle architecture, Cadillacís entry into the worldís most significant luxury car segment goes on sale this summer.

The rear-drive ATS brings Cadillacís blend of technologically driven performance, elegance and design to a new audience of spirited drivers. Its sophisticated driving experience is enhanced with Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive, in-vehicle user experience that merges intuitive design with industry-first controls and commands for information and media data.

ďDesigned with quick, nimble and fun-to-drive dynamics, ATS expands Cadillacís portfolio into a crucial global segment,Ē said Don Butler, vice president of marketing for Cadillac. ďFor a new group of luxury consumers, this is a car that will fit their lifestyle and challenge the segmentís status quo.Ē

The Cadillac ATS is a new expression of Cadillacís Art & Science execution philosophy, built on a foundation of driving dynamics and mass efficiency. It is the most agile and lightweight Cadillac, with one of the lowest curb weights in the segment Ė less than 3,400 pounds (1,542 kg).

Germanyís famed NŁrburgring served as one of the key testing grounds, along with additional roads, racetracks and laboratories around the globe, ATS engineers balanced performance with Cadillacís trademark refinement. Contributing components and features include:

■Nearly 50/50 weight balance
■Cadillacís first five-link independent rear suspension using lightweight, high-strength steel and efficient straight link designs
■A multi-link double-pivot MacPherson-strut front suspension with direct-acting stabilizer bar
■Driver-adjustable FE3 sport suspension with Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping
■Underbody aerodynamic shields
■Premium (belt driven) electric variable-effort steering gear from ZF Steering Systems
■Four-channel ABS with available Brembo performance brakes
■Available all-wheel drive

ďMore than just another new entry, the ATS aims to change the status quo of the European-dominated segment,Ē said Butler. ďThat is why our approach in all elements of its development is so extensive and focused.Ē

A broad lineup of engines Ė including two four-cylinders and a V-6 for North America Ė delivers strong power to the ATS and capitalizes on the carís lightweight structure to complement its performance with efficiency. The optional engines include an all-new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 270 horsepower (201 kW) and Cadillacís award-winning 3.6L V-6, estimated at 318 horsepower (237 kW).

At 135hp/L, the new 2.0T is one of the most power-dense engines in the industry, topping engines from European competitors. ATS will offer both manual and automatic transmission options, along with rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations.

The ATS will deliver peak highway fuel economy of more than 30 mpg.
A spirit of lightness and balance

Making the ATS one of the segmentís lightest cars was a fundamental criterion for and the guiding principle during its development, but it was done in a nuanced manner that ensures a refined driving experience.

ďLow weight gives the ATS a more nimble and controllable feel, while also optimizing the performance and efficiency of the powertrains,Ē said David Masch, ATS chief engineer. ďBut we were careful to manage the weight while maintaining Cadillacís signature levels of refinement.Ē

Optimizing the ATSís mass was the result of a four-pronged philosophy that included strict adherence to original architectural goals, measured load management throughout the vehicle, benchmarking components to see if lighter solutions were available and an overall culture that ďweighedĒ the mass of every component in the car against all aspects of its development.

An aluminum hood, magnesium engine mount brackets and even lightweight, natural-fiber door trim panels contribute to the ATSís low overall mass Ė and reflect the systematic approach of evaluating every gram that went into the car. But some weight was deemed not only beneficial, but essential to the ATSís driving experience. An example is the cast iron differential: Engineers found they could improve fuel economy with a cast iron differential rather than a lighter aluminum version.

And while the rear suspension is mostly steel, the focus on load management and straight links enabled significant weight savings without using alternate materials. This helps offset the weight of the engine and transmission at the front of the vehicle, helping the ATS deliver its near-perfect 50/50 weight balance, while also contributing to lower noise and vibration. A similar approach was taken on the wheels, where extra structural aluminum was strategically added to further reduce vibration.

ďWe approached development by counting all the grams in the ATS,Ē said Masch. ďWe minimized them where we could and put them to the best use where they were needed.Ē

Tailored design weaves in signature style and refinement

The 2013 Cadillac ATS interprets Cadillacís Art & Science design language in a new proportion, tailoring the signature styling and refinement cues for the most compact Cadillac while upholding Ė and advancing Ė the exemplary attention to detail and technological elements for which the brand is known.

A long, 109.3-inch (2,775 mm) wheelbase and wide front/rear tracks are the cornerstones of the ATSís firmly planted stance, which is enhanced by short overhangs and taut sheet metal that appears to wrap tightly around the tires. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard and 18-inch wheels are available.

Bold vertical lighting elements Ė including new LED front signature lighting detail Ė as well as illuminating door handles and active grille shutters lend technologically advanced style and function to the ATS. The grille shutters close at certain highway speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and enhance fuel economy.

A driver-focused interior with integrated technology and crafted materials complements the exterior elements and supports the ATSís driving experience. Everything from the placement of the pedals to the position of the shifter is designed for effortless and intuitive performance driving. Available performance seats have power-adjustable bolsters to optimize lateral support during high-load cornering.

Contributing to the interiorís intuitive feel is an instrument panel that wraps into the doors and a center stack in the mid-instrument panel that flows into the center console. LED lighting for the bold gauge cluster enables clear, at-a-glance viewing in all lighting conditions, while ambient lighting accents functional elements of the console and doors.

Real wood, plated metal plating and carbon fiber trim and Cadillacís cut-and-sew instrument panel, console and doors enhance the emotional connection to the ATS. Choices of many interior color themes, each with unique accent trim material, cover a wide range of flavors Ė from light, open and warm to black and serious, to bold, technical and sporty.

CUE and ATS technologies

The ATS is offered with Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive, in-vehicle experience that merges intuitive design with auto industry-first controls and commands for information and entertainment data. It is designed to be unique for each consumer, from the ďsimple userĒ to the fully connected ďsuper user.Ē

CUE, which stands for Cadillac User Experience, pairs entertainment and information data from up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system that reduces complexity through customized information, voice commands and fewer buttons and larger icons. For example, most of todayís luxury cars have around 20 buttons controlling the radio and entertainment functions. CUE has only four.

The heart of CUE is the eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen, seamlessly integrated into the top of the central instrument panel and a motorized fully capacitive faceplate at the bottom concealing a 1.8L storage area. The vibrant LCD screen displays CUEís home page, which resembles a smart phoneís screen by using large, easy-to-target icons to execute commands. Capacitive technology refers to using electrodes to sense the conductive properties of objects, such as a finger.

In addition to CUE, the ATS is offered with other technologies, including:
■Bluetooth phone connectivity with voice recognition
■USB, auxiliary and SD memory card ports
■SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription
■Keyless access and keyless push-button start
■Reconfigurable 5.7-inch instrument panel cluster display
■Full-color reconfigurable heads-up display.

The ATS is offered as a well-equipped standard model and in Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections. A Boseģ Cabin Surround audio system is offered on the standard model, as well as Luxury and Performance Collections. It is standard with the Premium Collection. A navigation system is also available with Luxury and Performance Collections and standard with the Premium Collection.

ĎControl and alertí safety strategy

Safety in the ATS is based on Cadillacís ďcontrol and alertĒ strategy that employs advanced technologies Ė including radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors Ė to help prevent crashes.

The safety features bolster driver vision and awareness of road hazards, and intervenes to help the driver avert potential crashes. In some cases, Cadillacís advanced crash-avoidance systems will act without the driver, such as automatic braking, which will activate based on information indicating potential hazards.

Among the most sophisticated of the features is Front and Rear Automatic Brakes. This relies on short-range radar technology and ultrasonic sensors to help the driver prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete braking, if necessary.

Optional advanced safety features include:
■Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control
■Intelligent Brake Assist
■Forward Collision Alert
■Brake Pre-Fill Automatic Collision Preparation
■Lane Departure Warning
■Side Blind Zone Alert
■Rear Vision Camera With Dynamic Guidelines
■Adaptive Forward Lighting
■Hill Hold/Start Assist (Standard, manual transmission)

The advanced technology safety features complement the ATSís roster of other safety features, including eight standard air bags (10 with optional features), safety belt pretensioners and load limiters, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control and four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS.

ATS also features OnStar standard for one year. It can use GPS and cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in the event of a crash. OnStar service also includes myCadillac and OnStar myLink mobile apps, which offer vehicle information, controls and OnStar services via the customerís iPhone or Android smart phone.

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Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Sunday, January 08, 2012 7:32 PM
Thrice . wrote:

Goddamn that car sounds beautiful for a stock 2.0T.


Mitsubishi 2.0L tubo (145.5hp/L) > 135hp/L

It needs it to push the extra weight of the MR at 3571Lbs. Can't see the ATS weighing in over 3300-3400Lbs, unless there are official numbers out and i'm dead wrong.


The Cadillac ATS is a new expression of Cadillacís Art & Science execution philosophy, built on a foundation of driving dynamics and mass efficiency. It is the most agile and lightweight Cadillac, with one of the lowest curb weights in the segment Ė less than 3,400 pounds

....holy sh1t good guess

Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Monday, January 09, 2012 4:06 AM
The BEST thing about this... we are looking at the next chassis on the next Camaro due in 2015. All in all, it looks extremely promising through a engineering stand point.

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Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Monday, January 09, 2012 5:42 PM
If any one cares... but that 2.5L I4 is what is going on the Buick Verano and Chevy Malibu.

Update from GM...

Ā-Standard 2.5L with est. 202 hp (151 kW)
-Available 2.0L turbo with est. 270 hp (201 kW)
-Available award-winning 3.6L V-6 with est. 320 hp (238 kW)

A trio of power-dense engines, including two new four-cylinders and Cadillac's renowned 3.6L V-6, gives the all-new 2013 ATS a strong balance of performance and efficiency. All three feature direct injection technology and lightweight components.

The engine lineup starts with a standard 2.5L four-cylinder; a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder and the V-6 are available. The four-cylinders are next-generation engines, with the 2.0T offered with a manual transmission ®C a choice that's unavailable in some luxury cars.

Increased efficiency was a priority for the new four-cylinders. It was achieved partly through lower engine friction, which was reduced by up to 16 percent using new technologies such as a variable-displacement oil pump and, with the 2.5L, an actively controlled thermostat. Cadillac proprietary computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis techniques were used to develop an all-new combustion system with a higher compression ratio, which also helps boost efficiency.

The 2.5L is rated at an estimated 202 horsepower (151 kW) and 191 lb.-ft. of torque (258 Nm), while the 2.0T ®C the latest in a series of technologically advanced, high-output turbo engines ®C is estimated at 270 horsepower (201 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm). The award-winning 3.6L V-6 is rated at an estimated 320 horsepower (238 kW) and 267 lb.-ft. of torque (362 Nm).

All of the engines feature direct injection and dual overhead camshafts with continuously variable valve timing, which help optimize power and efficiency, as well as reduce emissions. And all of the engines are matched with six-speed transmissions, including the Hydra-Matic 6L45 automatic with tap-shift control, and a six-speed manual available with the turbo engine.

The ATS is all about balanced performance, and that°Įs exactly what the powertrain systems are designed to provide,°Ī said Mike Anderson, global chief engineer for the Cadillac four-cylinder engines. They are also refined, which enhances the driving experience with smoothness and predictability that inspires confidence as the revs climb.°Ī

All three engines support the ATS's agile and lightweight driving dynamics. With an estimated curb weight of less than 3,400 pounds (1,542 kg), it offers a more favorable power-to-weight ratio than key competitors. With the 3.6L V-6, for example, there is 1 horsepower for every 10.8 pounds of vehicle weight. That's better than a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C350's 11.9:1 ratio or the 2012 Audi A4 sedan's 16.6:1 ratio.

The optimized balance of power and low vehicle weight enhances fuel economy, too, as the engines don°Įt have to work as hard.

'There are plenty of powerful sports sedans on the market, but they can feel ponderous and heavy that's not the case with the ATS, which feels light on its feet and immediately responsive when you put your foot down, said Anderson. Best of all, it's efficient, guilt-free driving satisfaction, because the power-dense engines and low vehicle weight combine for good fuel economy.

The ATS will deliver peak highway fuel economy of more than 30 mpg.

Performance and refinement

Features of the four-cylinder engines°Į new combustion system deliver improved knock resistance and higher-flowing intake and exhaust ports in the cylinder head, helping increase efficiency, power and torque. The new engines also have increased-authority cam phasing to minimize any compromise between efficiency, performance, emissions and drivability.

The 2.5L is tuned to deliver more of its torque at lower rpm, giving the ATS a stronger feel at launch and during on-demand maneuvers, such as passing or accelerating on a freeway entrance ramp. It is also expected to be one of the quietest and most refined engines in the segment.

Engineers also evaluated the quality of sound in the 2.5L. That means a quieter driving experience and a more refined sound as the engine revs to its 7,000-rpm peak.

Some of the elements that contribute to the refinement of both four-cylinder engines include:
-Balance shafts located in a module with an integrated oil pump in the oil pan, to reduce noise and vibration
-A strong, stiff forged-steel crankshaft that enables quieter and smoother engine operation at high rpm
-Inverted-tooth chains for the camshaft and balance shaft drives for quieter operation
-A unique two-piece oil pan design, with an aluminum upper section to provide structural support and a stamped steel lower section to dampen overall noise
-A patent-pending cast aluminum bedplate with cast iron bearing cap inserts to help increase dynamic stiffness and reduce noise and vibration
-Key sound attenuation features, such as a structural front engine cover, structural cam cover, and light weight composite acoustic intake manifold cover.

The 2.5L is paired with the Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic with tap-shift control.

Production for the 2.5L and 2.0T engines takes place at GM°Įs Tonawanda, N.Y. facility.

New 2.0L turbocharged

An all-new 2.0L turbo engine debuts in the ATS, advancing a legacy of high-performance turbo engines with greater efficiency and more technology. Along with its 270 horsepower (201 kW), the 2.0T°Įs torque curve is broad and robust, delivering 90 percent of its peak 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm) from 1,500 rpm to 5,800 rpm ®C for a great feeling of immediate power at all speeds.

The turbocharger generates up to 20 pounds of boost and its twin-scroll design helps optimize the usable power from the engine, virtually eliminating turbo lag and helping deliver a broad power band. It also gives the engine the rapid throttle responsiveness associated with a higher-displacement, naturally aspirated, high-performance engine. Electronically controlled supporting components, including the wastegate and bypass, help optimize performance and efficiency.

The engine features durability and technological features familiar in premium engines, including low-friction hydraulic roller-finger valve operation and an electronic throttle. A hydraulic tensioner keeps the timing chain adjusted for life, and extended-life spark plugs deliver 100,000 miles (160,000 km) of service. Additional engine features include:
-Precision sand-cast engine block with cast-in-place iron liners
-Forged steel crankshaft
-Pistons with jet-spray cooling
-Modular balance shaft system in the oil pan
-Rotocast aluminum cylinder head with sodium-filled exhaust valves
-Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) with continuously variable valve timing
-Direct injection with cam-driven high-pressure fuel pump
-Two-stage variable-displacement oil pump
-Air-to-air intercooling system.

A Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic with tap-shift control is offered with the 2.0T, along with a new Tremec TR3160 six-speed manual. It is similar in design to the high-performance Tremec TR6060 transmission found in the CTS-V series, delivering the same balance of smooth and refined shift performance and short, precise gear changes. The transmission features carbon synchronizers for reduced shift effort, hard-finished gears for greater refinement and gear ratios tailored to the turbocharged engine°Įs broad torque band.

The Tremec transmission also contributes to the ATS°Įs low curb weight, with hollow gears, strategically formed castings and optimized gear profile cross sections. Even the oil volume is optimized for minimal weight.

Powerful and lightweight 3.6L

The ATS's available 3.6L V-6 is the same, powerful and technologically advanced LFX-code engine introduced in the 2012 CTS. It is rated at an estimated 320 horsepower (238 kW) and 267 lb.-ft. of torque (362 Nm).

Although it is the largest engine in the ATS powertrain lineup, it still contributes to a low overall vehicle weight, with low-mass features that help maintain the car's favorable power-to-weight ratio and an excellent front-to-rear weight balance of nearly 50/50.

The lightweight features include:
-Cylinder block and cylinder heads cast in aluminum.
-A composite intake manifold that saves approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) over the weight of a comparable aluminum intake. It also has a comparatively small radiated surface area to help maintain excellent noise and vibration characteristics.
-An integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design saves approximately 13 pounds (6 kg) per engine when compared with a comparable engine with separate head/manifold assemblies.
-Connecting rods made of powdered metal with a higher ratio of copper, which makes them stronger and reduces weight.
-Pistons made of lightweight cast aluminum, which means less reciprocating mass in the engine for less inertia and greater operating efficiency.

Other engine features enhance performance, efficiency and refinement, including:
-A forged steel crankshaft that increases durability and contributes to greater high-rpm smoothness.
-A friction-reducing polymer coating on the piston skirts, as well as fully floating wrist pins, to reduce friction.
-Pressure-actuated oil squirters that drench the underside of each piston and the surrounding cylinder wall with an extra layer of cooling, friction-reducing oil.
-A stiffer cast aluminum oil pan to improve powertrain rigidity and reduce vehicle vibration. It bolts to the transmission bell housing as well as the engine block, eliminating points of vibration.
-Optimized-flow fuel injectors and integrated exhaust manifolds/cylinder heads to reduce emissions.

Like the 2.5L, the 3.6L V-6 is matched exclusively with the Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control.

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Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Monday, May 07, 2012 12:06 PM
From GM...

2013 Cadillac ATS Priced from $33,990
New luxury sport sedan launches this summer

The all-new, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac ATS compact luxury sport sedan with a fuel-efficient 2.5L engine and next-generation six-speed transmission will be priced starting at $33,990, including destination charges. Highway fuel economy will be well over 30 mpg.

ďThe ATS enters a vehicle segment this year thatís one of the most competitive in the market, from both a price and performance standpoint,Ē said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing. ďATS will bring a distinctive presence and compelling value while offering quick, nimble, fun-to-drive dynamics that will appeal to the lifestyles of modern luxury buyers and challenge the segmentís status quo.Ē

A mid-level model with a lightweight and powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine costs $35,795 including destination and will offer automatic and manual transmissions, and rear- or all-wheel drive.

Topping the engine range is a 3.6L V-6 with a preliminary rating of 320 horsepower, costing $42,090 including destination with an automatic transmission and standard content that includes CUE, leather 8-way power seats with memory, adaptive start and more. All-wheel drive will be available.

A full breakdown of availability and pricing of packages and options will be available later.

ATS goes on sale this summer, but already the new sport sedan is positively impacting Lansing, Mich., where more than 410 new employees have been hired at Cadillacís Lansing Grand River plant where the ATS will be assembled. A total of 600 new employees are expected to be part of Cadillacís $190 million investment in the facility.

A dedicated engineering team has traveled the globe refining and advancing the ATS to meet customer demands. The addition of advanced materials has reduced curb weight to less than 3,400 pounds, more than 100 pounds less than an Audi A4 or Mercedes-Benz C250.

Time spent at premier race tracks around the globe, including Road America, Road Atlanta, Phoenix International Raceway and the NŁrburgring in Germany has enhanced the ATSí sporty ride and handling and engine tuning. The 3.6L model is expected to have a 0-60 mph acceleration time of well below six seconds.

Cadillacís new CUE user interface, standard on most ATS models, offers the first automotive use of capacitive touch to create an intuitive, modern way for drivers to interact with the car. This technology, used for most smartphones and tablet computers, uses electrodes to sense the conductive properties of objects, such as a finger.

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Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Monday, May 07, 2012 11:32 PM
I. Really. Like. This.

Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:53 PM
Wish I could afford it.

1989 Turbo Trans Am #82, 2007 Cobalt SS G85

Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Monday, May 14, 2012 12:13 PM
Very nice looking car.

Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:14 PM
delicious interior. i would love to have the 3.6 with the manual trans though.

Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:51 AM
Finally, a return to offering interior color choices!

I posted a thread in March here: Reading the stories about the upcoming Cadillac ATS, it is difficult not to think that they finally have a proper Cimmaron. The 2.0 turbo with 270HP & 260 ft.-Lbs. is just amazing compared to the turbo 1.8 with 150 HP & 150 Ft.-Lbs. which was in my 1984 Sunbird. Of course, that was 28 years ago.
Re: 2013 Cadillac ATS
Saturday, May 19, 2012 10:18 AM
The main problem with the ATS is that it has a trunk, not a hatchback. The looks could be exactly the same, but a hatchback is just far more useful.

We've got a 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230K hatchback, and a 2006 Ford Explorer, and like being able to carry all kinds of things with ease. The Exploer does not have the 3rd row seat, nor the factory fancy sound system, so the back compartment is able to hold things suhc as my 55" tall Little Giant ladder crosswide, with the back seat up. Both vehicles are also able to carry the old radios I colect and restore.

It would have been nice if the 1984 Sunbird 4-door I bought new and sold in 1994 had fold-down rear seats, but the hatchback would have been even better.
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