Cadillac introduced the all-new 2015 ATS Coupe, a quicker and more personal addition to the award-winning ATS product line. Designed to be lighter, more agile and more engaging than its competitors, it extends Cadillac’s product-driven growth and the brand’s tradition of dynamic luxury coupes.
Cadillac’s first-ever compact luxury coupe goes on sale this summer, offering drivers the choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the power from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6-litre six-cylinder. In all combinations, Cadillac ATS Coupe takes advantage of its lightweight and strong structure to deliver exhilarating performance with efficiency, with a segment-leading power-to-weight ratio.
“The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is a natural step in the brand’s progression, and another fun-to-drive and technologically advanced product for a new generation of drivers, extending our target groups,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer for Global Cadillac. “It is an exclusively distinctive American alternative, unique in its class yet delivering a sporty and sophisticated driving experience rivalling the world’s best.”
Like the sedan, the ATS Coupe’s driving dynamics are rooted in mass efficiency, which helps make it one of Cadillac’s lightest and most agile models ever – and the lightest car in the compact luxury coupe segment. The 2.0-litre turbo engine is upgraded from the current ATS sport sedan to deliver nearly 14% more torque, taking it to 400 Nm. This gives the standard ATS Coupe an advantage in power and weight over similarly-equipped coupes, such as the BMW 428i. Greater torque means greater pulling power, for a greater feeling of responsiveness at low speeds, and helps the Cadillac ATS Coupe achieve an estimated 0-100 kmph time of 5.6 seconds.
“More power with less weight is always a better combination for performance, and the ATS Coupe offers one of the best power-to-weight ratios in the segment, making it feel lighter, more direct and responsive,” said David Leone, Cadillac’s executive chief engineer. “Engineers vetted the ATS’s performance on the track, and the coupe benefits from that exhaustive validation, all matched with Cadillac’s trademark refinement.”
The 2015 ATS Coupe rides on the same 2,775-mm wheelbase as the sedan but features its own bodywork. The roof, doors, rear fenders and trunk lid are unique to the coupe, along with a specific front fascia and front fenders that accommodate a wider track than the sedan. It is also the first production model to wear Cadillac’s revised crest. The coupe also has an aggressive stance, with wider front/rear tracks than the sedan, enhanced by short overhangs and sheet metal that wrap tautly around the tires. Standard 18-inch wheels are exclusive to the coupe.
– Cadillac Press