Cadillac has just revealed the pricing for its 2013 Cadillac ATS sport sedan that is poised to take on the highly competitive segment. Available in three powertrains, and tested at various racetracks around the world, the ATS is looking to make a big splash in the sport sedan market.
The most affordable ATS will come in at $33,990, which undercuts the German offerings from Audi, BMW and Mercedes. It’s important to note though that the ATS isn’t as cheap Volvo’s base S60 (which starts at $31,300). In the base model you’ll find a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, as well as a six-speed transmission that Cadillac promises will get more than 30 mpg on the highway.
The most enticing model of the ATS will sport a new two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, that makes 270-hp. Cadillac will offer this model at $35,795, available with a manual or automatic transmission. It’s also worth mentioning that the turbocharged setup will be available in either rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive.
The top of the range ATS features a 3.6L V6 which Cadillac says is good for 320 hp. Getting this model will set you back at least $42,090. The 3.6 is also available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and will offer Cadillac’s new CUE infotainment system as standard equipment. The V6 model is expected to hit 60 mph in less than six seconds.
Cadillac has spent a considerable amount of time perfecting the ATS chassis specifically on the famed Nurburgring test track in Germany. The curb weight of the ATS is 100 pounds less than Audi’s A4 and Mercedes’ C250, and therefore should be a competitive car on and off the track.
Expect the ATS to hit showrooms sometime this summer.