Cadillac ATS May Spawn a Roadster

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Cadillac may be in the process of fitting its new ATS platform with a two door Roadster body that would take the four door sedan and make it a slick two seat sports car.

Cadillac insiders at the 2012 North American International Auto Show told reporters from Inside Line that a roadster is being considered for the ATS platform. The roadster would directly compete with the Mercedes-Benz SLK and the BMW Z4, a market which Cadillac currently has no offering. The closest Caddy comes to these two German designed performance cars is its CTS coupe, which has some sports car influence, but is definitely not a direct competitior to either of these well tuned racers.

The roadster will no doubt share the same rear wheel drive system as the ATS, and hopefully come with all three ATS engine options, a 200-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, a 270-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and a 318-hp 3.6-liter V6, but may opt for only the larger motors. We will have to wait and see.

Watch AutoGuide’s ATS reveal video here.

[Source: Inside Line]

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  • Goodone Goodone on Jan 27, 2012

    The 270hp turbo 4 cylinder puts out something like 260lbs of torque. A hatchback was rumored too.