2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe unveiled at NAIAS

Concepts such as the Kia GT4 Stinger and Toyota FT-1 have created the biggest stirs at this year’s North American International Auto Show, but some important production models made their debuts too. Among them is the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe.

It’s not just a two-door version of the compact luxury ATS Sedan, which was awarded the 2013 North American Car of the Year title twelve months ago. While the two body styles share the same wheelbase there are some significant differences.

The ATS Coupe has shorter overhangs, wider tracks and it comes with 18” wheels as standard. All of the panels except the bonnet are unique too, giving it a distinctive presence. Perhaps the one controversial element is the adoption of new wreathless ‘Cadillac Crest’ badges.

Cadillac ATS Coupe (2015) Front Side

Two engines will be available. First is an uprated 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit that produces 272 bhp (203 kW / 276 PS) with 400 Nm (295 lb/ft) of peak torque. The alternative is a normally-aspirated 3.6 litre V6 which has outputs of 321 bhp (239 kW / 325 PS) and 373 Nm (275 lb/ft).

Both options come with a Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission, although the smaller-capacity motor can be paired with a Tremec TR3160 six-speed manual gearbox instead. The ATS Coupe is being offered with either rear- or all-wheel drive.

For any customers wanting a sportier ride, Cadillac has developed the FE3 package. It consists of a mechanical limited-slip differential, high performance tyres, enhanced engine cooling and the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive damping system.

Prices for the 2015 ATS Coupe have yet to be announced.

Cadillac ATS Coupe (2015) SideCadillac ATS Coupe (2015) Rear Side

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