The 2013 Cadillac ATS

The 2013 Cadillac ATS starts under $34k - bests BMW by $1,800

General Motors has just announced the early pricing figures for the upcoming 2013 Cadillac ATS and with a price starting under $34,000 with destination – the new ATS is the most affordable vehicle in the Cadillac lineup while also undercutting the uber popular BMW 3 Series by over $1,800.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS compact sport sedan, when powered by the standard 2.5L with a six-speed automatic transmission, carries a starting price of $33,990. Details are limited right now but GM stated that the entry level ATS will offer “well over” 30 miles per gallon on the highway. This model would compete with the entry level BMW 328i, which carries a price of $35,795 including destination. This package is expected to offer less power than the 328i but with a curb weight under 3,400lbs, the ATS will be lighter than the BMW 3 Series, or other vehicles in the class like the Audi A4 and the Mercedes Benz C250.

Those who want a little more punch out of their 2013 Cadillac ATS can opt for the turbocharged 2.0L engine which churns out 270 horsepower for $35,795 - the exact same price out the door as the entry level BMW 328i. While there is no indication as to what kind of fuel economy we can expect from the 2.0L turbocharged drivetrain, with 270 horsepower this package will be more powerful than the BMW 328i for the same amount of money. The 2.0L turbo engine will be available with a manual transmission in addition to the 6-speed auto as well as the buyer’s choice of rear or all wheel drive.

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