Cadillac ATS Manual Transmission Getting Reworked

Cadillac ATS Manual Transmission Getting Reworked

Back in July, when reviewed the 2013 Cadillac ATS, Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood extolled the virtues of its handling, but also commented on the shortcomings of the car’s manual transmission. It appears AutoGuide wasn’t the only one that felt the manual transmission could be better.

The American automaker has postponed production on the manual-equipped 2013 ATS sedans so that it can rework the six-speed manual transmission. More specifically, Cadillac is looking into using a softer bushing setup to make the shifter feel more precise.

The change will not affect any ATS models sold as only vehicles with the six-speed automatic have been assembled and Cadillac has yet to begin production on the manual transmission models.

The six-speed manual transmission is only offered on the ATS powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder with 272 hp.

GALLERY: 2013 Cadillac ATS


Watch’s review of the 2013 Cadillac ATS below.

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[Source: Motor Trend]