Cadillac Spells Its BMW 3 Series Fighter ATS

What is it? A compact rear-drive luxury sport sedan weighing less than 3,400 pounds and packing driver-adjustable suspension, variable-effort electric steering, peppy power plants and an available 6-speed manual transmission.

Is it real? Cadillac needs a BMW 3 Series fighter. This, not the larger CTS, is positioned as the company’s contender.

What they said: The ATS is intended to expand the Cadillac line into a lithe and lively luxury space occupied primarily by the Germans, with some upsetters from Japan in the form of the Infiniti G and Lexus IS. “There’s nothing like competition at the highest level to sharpen the competitive edge of people,” said Daniel F. Akerson, chairman of General Motors, at the ATS’s formal debut at an off-site event Sunday evening. Read More & Photo’s…

 

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