2015 Cadillac ATS Sports Coupe Review

2015 Cadillac ATS Sports Coupe
Cadillac pulled the cover off the breathtaking compact 2015 ATS sports coupe this week at the Detroit Auto Show. The first thing I noticed was the grill and the new wider emblem resembling Cadillac’s 1959 crest. With only two doors a shorter wheel base and not offering the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that has been available in the sedan, the ATS coupe looks to be an even sportier take on the already dynamic compact luxury car.
“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 ATS Coupe will be offered in both rear- and all-wheel platforms, with Cadillac’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, or the 3.6-liter V6. Those opting for the turbocharged engine will find that it creates even more torque than the engine from the ATS sedan, as it has been boosted by 15 percent to create 295 lb-ft behind its 272 horsepower. The V6 delivers 321-hp and 275-lb-ft of torque. Both a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic are offered in the ATS Coupe. Cadillac claims that the ATS Coupe provides improved handling dynamics over the sedan, too, thanks to weight savings and slightly wider front and rear tracks.
The ATS coupe might not have a lot of weight to throw around being the lightest vehicle in its segment but definitely turned some heads and promises to be an exciting addition to the Cadillac line up.