This is the Cadillac ATS Coupe! Brand’s first compact two-door coupe, and also the first production Cadillac to wear the brand’s all-new crest.
The ATS Coupe shares its platform with the ATS saloon, with wheelbase remaining unchanged. It does however come with a wider track and a unique bodywork that is more conservative than the four-door saloon with its angular and clean styling. The doors, roof, grille, front fascia, trunk and rear fenders are all new compared to the saloon.
The CTS Coupe also has a near 50/50 weight balance and it will be offered with a 272bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and a 321bhp 3.6-litre V6 with 275 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are connected in standard to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the six-speed manual is optional on the turbocharged four-cylinder.
Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is also available.
The interior like all new Cadillac’s is nicely equipped and comes with leather upholstery, decorative stitching and aluminium, carbon fibre or wood trim.
A funky feature is a Bose audio system that plays recorded engine sounds through the speakers to “enhance the performance experience.”
Some of the notable options include GPS navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, CUE infotainment system with an eight-inch display, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.
In U.S. the ATS Coupe will go on sale this summer.
There is no word on UK availability yet, but we expect the ATS Coupe to arrive sometimes in 2015, going against the likes of BMW 4 Series, upcoming Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Audi A5.