BMWBLOG Test Drive: 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0t
December 14th, 2013
The 2012 Detroit Auto Show hosted the world premiere of the Cadillac ATS. The first compact Cadillac joins the midsize segment to take on BMW’s top-seller, the 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The Detroit-based brand desperately needed a successful entry luxury car in a segment with the highest sales. With the ATS, Cadillac steps back into the premium compact-sedan market for the first time in 20 years.
Cadillac ATS has so far enjoyed a good amount of positive press and even won the 2013 North American Car Of The Year Award, so with those in mind we decided to test one ourselves.
We got our hands on a White Diamond 2.0T model with the latest ZF electric power steering. Following the design lines of the CTS, the premium compact Cadillac showcases a bold, angular exterior design with the signature LED vertical lights and and sharp-looking front-grille. These twin vertical blades of light start in the lower fascia and extend through the edge of the headlights for a dramatic nighttime signature.
The bumper forms a sharp air dam near the sculpted corners which enhance its sporty look.
We especially liked the rear-end design. The pinched LED brake light bar doubles as a spoiler at high speed while the twin chrome exhaust finishers are fitted within a blacked-out diffuser. The vertical LED taillights are easily recognizable at night time.
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