SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 29, July 22, 2010

Spy Shots: Cadillac Trims CTS Proportions to Offer 3-Series Fighter

Cadillac ATS

At first glance, this mule car looks like nothing more than a standard
Cadillac CTS sedan. Au contraire, says spy photog godmother Brenda Priddy,
who notes that the front and rear axles are positioned closer to the
middle than on a CTS and indicates a mutant chassis underneath.

Priddy
says the CTS decoy body is hiding the underpinnings of the 2013 Cadillac ATS.
Riding on GM’s new Alpha chassis, the ATS has been described as a
smaller version of the CTS and possibly meant to be a true competitor
to the BMW 3-Series. The ATS could get a new, rumored 2.5L
turbocharged four-cylinder, but the 3.0L V6 or the 3.6L V6 should also be
optional variants.

ATS sedan production is expected to start in July
2012, followed by the coupe in July 2013, and Priddy says pricing is
expected to range from the high 20s to low-mid 30s.

Cadillac ATS

Photos copyright Brenda Priddy & Company. Reuse or reproduction without copyright holder's consent is prohibited.

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