GM gives prospective buyers another engine choice
December 21, 2011
By: Mark Bono
While discussing testing around the Nordschleife in Germany, GM confirmed another engine choice for the upcoming 2013 Cadillac ATS. In addition to the new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, Cadillac's small car will feature GM's familiar 3.6-liter V-6. While power numbers were not revealed, GMI expects it to produce similar power to the CTS. While not confirmed yet, a third engine choice is also expected to be GM's new 2.5-liter Ecotec four-cylinder, serving as the base engine. The 2.5-liter and 3.6-liter V-6 are expected to feature GM's second generation six-speed automatic transmission only.
The 270 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo will be available with both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. This transmission arrangement is not surprising as GMI has been told the 2.0-liter turbo will be marketed as the sport/performance trim level, while the more refined V-6 will be the luxury trim level on the ATS. A similar trim level setup is on the current CTS, though with two V-6 offerings. Cadillac also confirmed that the ATS will utilize the second generation Cadillac Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
The 2013 Cadillac ATS will be unveiled in January at the Detroit International Auto Show and GMI will be there to cover it. So stay tuned!