2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS attempts to compete with the finest sports sedans

The 2013 Cadillac ATS will compete in the highly competitive compact luxury segment with its all-new performance sedan.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS is one of the most anticipated and hyped vehicles to come out of GM’s luxury division in quite some time. Cadillac has announced that the new luxury sedan will sprint from 0-60 in just 5.4 seconds when equipped with the 3.6-liter V-6. Cadillac had made it clear that the all-new performance ATS will compete head-to-head with some of the most respected compact luxury performance sedans in the world like the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. And you have to give Cadillac credit for attempting such a large task.

We reported here in May, that Cadillac reports their all-new compact luxury sport sedan is the lightest vehicle in the U.S. segment, and will be able to go up against the best competition. The ATS with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic weighs in at 3,315 pounds. But just being light doesn’t always translate to the best performance. There are many other factors that need to go into a true performance sedan.

How does the 2013 Cadillac ATS stack up against the competition?


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335i? what about the M3? My ten year old mercedes is a mere .7 liters senior to the top of the range caddy outweighs it by a gorilla and a half and beats that 0-60 time, STILL. gm will never make a proper sports car aside from the top of the range corvette, which is still not all it could be. sigh*
The 3.6 is not meant to compete with the M3, the ATS-V will handle those duties. Considering how well the CTS-V has dusted the M5 over the years, things are looking good.
any man who buys a cts-v is a man who shouldn't have been given that money in the first place
I think it's safe to assume no one here owns their own mint, so yes.