Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    No surprise C&D picked the BMW. So far the the one consistent thing in the reviews is the notchy manual,I wonder if GM will respond.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    @ first it sounds like the ATS has it in the bag then they nit pick it to death (to save the 3?)
    I prefer they do not choose a winner based on personal preference items like the interior design as long as it is up to snuff which I say both are

    the issue with CUE I had never even thought of B4 and wonder how close the cable has to be as I mount my phone on my windscreen and plug it in to charge having the cable "drape" down the centre stack

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    Disappointing....

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    Saw my first ATS today, its a winner on looks alone. It looks nothing like the previous Fusion or Gen 1 CTS. Tailpipe out the back gave it away, otherwise, from the distance I thought it was a CTS.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    Will Car & Driver ever get off of BMW's teet?

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    Talk about bias!

    I can't wait for someone with some balls to call the ATS the victor!

    Good job GM; even if they won't admit it.
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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    Alright, so this dude is just an idiot. I honestly didn't think we would get reviews like this. Boy was i wrong.
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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    This is just the first generation of the ATS. I really didn't expect the car to come in and just make a clean sweep of wins over the BMW... they have been #1 in this segment for over 30 years now. The ATS is a beautiful car and the interior is excellent, though I also like the BMW's interior. It sounds like Cadillac has matched the E46 as far as the handling goes, but I do feel that CUE needs a little bit of work before it's implemented in all of the newest cars. It's far too slow and annoying for me to use daily from the few minutes I used it on both the XTS and ATS. Overall I'm not to shocked in the conclusion as C&D has been handing it's 10 Best Award to the 3 Series every year since 1992.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    I just don't understand how the Cadillac engineers didn't anticipate that the power cord dangling from the radar detector would make random selections on CUE. Good thing that C&D pointed that out.
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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    I don't understand how the cord thing could happen. When I used CUE, all functions needed a somewhat firm prod to get back the haptic feedback.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovetonsils View Post
    I just don't understand how the Cadillac engineers didn't anticipate that the power cord dangling from the radar detector would make random selections on CUE. Good thing that C&D pointed that out.
    I don't believe the review. They are capacitive touch buttons. I find it hard to believe that the cord was providing the necessary electrical current to initiate a button press.
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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    bmw&driver strikes again.
    strange things are afoot at the circle k.

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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    So the ATS wins in the "fun to drive" category, but loses in everything else. Just the opposite of what they have been doing to the competition for the last 20 years. Usually, the BMW loses most objective measures but magically comes from behind with maxed out points in the subjective "fun to drive" category to take the win.
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    Re: Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs. 2013 BMW 328i

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Disappointing....
    How is it disappointing? The ATS is the better driving car, then it's the better sport sedan.

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