2014 Cadillac ATS features, specs review, and price tag

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The Cadillac ATS is a compact luxury sedan designed, engineered, manufactured and marketed by General Motors.

The American multinational holding corporation manufactures this car at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan, United States.

General Motors specifically manufactured the Cadillac ATS in order to take on the BMW 3 Series. The Cadillac is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 gasoline engine that is capable of delivering 272 horsepower (203 kW).

Adding on to it the company has also launched the Cadillac with another variant of engine which is naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine that is capable of producing 321 horsepower (239 kW).

According to the recent reports the company is also planning to launch the diesel variant soon in the market.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 gasoline engine is coupled with an optional 6-speed Tremec M3L TR3160 manual transmission.

The car gives a maximum of 26 miles per gallon on the highway, despite of the thirsty V6 and parasitic all-wheel drive system onboard. Whereas, in the city the car is able to deliver only 18 mpg, which puts the overall average of the car around 21mpg.

One of the leading automobile magazine also revealed that the Lexus is also planning to launch a V8 powered super coupe based on the IS 350 platform in September, and is expected to be equipped with an a 460 horsepower V8 engine.

The launch of Lexus’s new car will give a tuff competition to the Cadillac ATS as well as BMW. Looking at the competitive market, GM has also planned to launch the car in Europe depending upon the local market reaction.

The 2014 ATS currently ranges in price from US$33,065 – US$58,760, depending on the specifications.