2013 Cadillac ATS Set To Bow At Detroit Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
2013 cadillac ats set to bow at detroit auto show

Cadillac‘s upcoming BMW 3-Series competitor is set to take center stage at this year’s Detroit Auto Show according to Mary Barra, Senior VP of global product development for General Motors.

Speaking to the Automotive Press Association (APA) today, Barra disclosed that GM will debut four global concept or production vehicles with one of the four being Cadillac’s new ATS.

The 2013 ATS will be Cadillac’s entry-level compact luxury sedan, featuring rear- and all-wheel-drive options making it a perfect competitor to BMW’s 3-Series, Audi‘s A4 and arguably Mercedes-Benz‘s C-Class. The ATS’s production should begin this summer and will be built alongside Cadillac’s CTS sedan, coupe and wagon in Michigan.

Cadillac has high expectations for their ATS, doing plenty of testing out in Germany including on the Nurburgring. They plan on making it competitive with the best vehicles in that segment, if not better.

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  • The ATS has a lot of competition.... they will have to create something comparable to the 3-series BMW which will be very tough. Mercedes has been trying unsuccessfully for years.

  • Max Max on Dec 18, 2011

    I want to see the 6.2 L v8 twin turbo on the ATS. 0-60 in low-mid 3's if it wants to win.

    • Colum Wood Colum Wood on Dec 18, 2011

      I'm sure there will be an ATS-V, but that will take another year or so to show up. It's going to have to be amazing to compete with the M3.