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 |  Jul 25 2014, 11:46 AM

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Cadillac announced a list of upgrades today for the ATS including a power upgrade and new equipment.

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 |  Jul 15 2014, 9:26 AM

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Yesterday, the ATS-V was seen testing on the streets around the Nurburgring, and today Cadillac has begun testing the car on the track and our spy photographers captured the action. 

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 |  Mar 21 2014, 10:51 AM

2014 Cadillac ATS Crimson Sport Special Edition

Cadillac is introducing a new limited-production version of its hot new ATS sedan. The Crimson Sport special edition offers buyers some exclusive features.

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 |  Feb 21 2014, 12:02 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 37


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GM has been working to revive its Cadillac division for a decade and a half. After much hard work and many billions of dollars things are really starting to fall into place instead of falling apart. They’ve transformed the brand from an also-ran into a genuine competitor to German luxury hegemony.

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 |  Jan 26 2014, 7:19 AM

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Cadillac is preparing an ATS-L, a long-wheelbase variant of its ATS sedan that will be built specifically for the Chinese market.

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 |  Jan 15 2014, 9:33 AM

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Cadillac is expanding its lineup with an all-new version of the ATS that sports two fewer doors, unveiling the ATS Coupe at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. 

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2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Ditches Doors, Gains Style

Introducing Cadillac’s First Ever Compact Luxury Coupe

 |  Jan 14 2014, 12:01 AM

 

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Debuting to the public for the first today in Detroit, Cadillac claims the new ATS Coupe will be one of the lightest and therefore sportiest luxury coupes in the segment, with an advantage in both power and weight over a similarly equipped BMW 428i.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 4:45 PM

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Cadillac is expected to reveal a coupe version of its ATS compact luxury sedan during the Detroit Auto Show next January. 

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 |  Aug 22 2013, 10:45 AM

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It is no secret that Cadillac is planning to bring a “V” version of the ATS to the market, and it will sport a twin-turbo V6 when it arrives. 

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 1:36 PM

A Battle of Five Luxury Sports Sedans


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The compact luxury sedan market is an interesting place. When designing a new entry, manufacturers are constantly trying to find the perfect balance between sport and luxury. Although most cars end up skewed one way than the other, these vehicles typically offer a plethora of trims and options that allow potential customers to tailor their rides with as much sport or luxury as they want.

Given a choice, we’d select maximum sport. We’d rather evaluate a car’s ability to clip an apex than by how coddled our mothers-in-law feel in the passenger seat. What better way to do this than collect a group of the latest and greatest offerings and see which one is the best? Now, we aren’t talking about the ultimate in sport luxury sedans like a C63, M3 or IS-F as they can get quite pricey. Instead, we have grabbed a more affordable group of contenders playing around the $50,000 mark.

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First we sent an invite out to Cadillac. The all-new ATS seriously impressed us since coming out last year; it was a car of the year finalist after all. Next, we brought along the BMW 3 Series. If we are going to be testing luxury sport sedans, how could we not bring the vehicle that has defined the class for decades? While on the topic of German sedans, we also had to include a Mercedes-Benz and an Audi. Finally, to complete our quintuplet of test vehicles, there’s an oddball, the Volvo S60. Now, before you cry foul that the S60 is not a sports sedan, take a look at what we grabbed; the 325 hp S60 T6 R-Design.

A FEW CONTENDERS ARE AWOL

Sport-Luxury-Comparison-04.JPGThere are a few notable vehicles missing from this comparison test. Lexus didn’t have an all new IS ready for us, nor did Infiniti the all-new Q50 or Lincoln the MKZ. Finally, the Acura TL was left out because, although a great car, it is too large for this class of vehicle (a foot longer than most of the competitors here).

With the cars collected, pencils sharpened and score sheets firmly attached to clipboards, it was time to put these cars through their paces and see which is best.

 |  Apr 25 2013, 7:32 AM

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Long rumored, the Cadillac ATS coupe has been confirmed and will be heading to dealerships next year.

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 |  Apr 24 2013, 5:32 PM

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Cadillac’s first ATS advertising salvo saw the compact sport sedan running a series of picturesque hairpin turns, but the brand is going in a different direction with its latest marketing campaign.

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 |  Apr 06 2013, 9:01 AM

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Now that Cadillac has introduced its new 2014 CTS sedan to the world, the fate of the CTS coupe and wagon is up for discussion.

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 |  Apr 04 2013, 10:01 AM

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When GM was developing the Cadillac ATS, the American automaker faced a predicament: build the luxury sedan on an existing, front-wheel drive Delta platform, or build an entirely new rear-wheel drive architecture.

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 |  Mar 03 2013, 9:01 AM

The new ATS luxury sports sedan continues to help bolster Cadillac’s sales figures, with the American automaker enjoying its fifth straight month of growth. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 27 2013, 12:39 PM

Americans are giving the Cadillac ATS a “thumbs up,” but that doesn’t mean it’s a winner everywhere.

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 |  Feb 20 2013, 9:01 AM

Front-wheel drive dominates today’s automotive landscape, powering everything from subcompact hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. However, it wasn’t always this way. Back in the day rear-wheel drive was king, but over the last 30-odd years carmakers have made a dramatic shift from back to front. Why the flip-flop? No, they weren’t impersonating John Kerry; in reality, they didn’t have a choice.

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 |  Feb 01 2013, 1:32 PM

January may be the middle of winter but GM was able to rebuke the cold weather with red-hot sales. The company delivered nearly 195,000 units in the U.S., a 16 percent increase compared to the same month last year.

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 |  Jan 23 2013, 7:32 PM

Newly appointed Cadillac global vice president, Robert Ferguson, confirmed that the ATS will be getting a coupe variant as originally planned, although no timetable was shared.

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 |  Jan 14 2013, 7:43 AM

Kicking off the Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac ATS was just named the 2013 North American Car of the Year.

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 3:31 PM

Support for the Cadillac ATS is building quickly among the automotive press, most recently resulting in it claiming the Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year Award. 

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 8:01 AM

Back in July, when AutoGuide.com 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.

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 |  Oct 11 2012, 1:32 PM

 There’s a new supercar name coming to town, well sort of… Italian automaker ATS is making a comeback.

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 |  Oct 09 2012, 2:51 PM

Cadillac just appointed Robert Ferguson as its global vice president – a new position and the brand’s latest push for a fresh identity. 

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