2013 Cadillac ATS Live Photos: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Fans of sporty and dynamic sedans like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class now have a new option to consider when shopping for their next car, the long-awaited 2013 Cadillac ATS, which made its debut this week at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

The ATS also marks the debut of GM’s rear-wheel drive platform for compact cars, known as "Alpha".

The platform is expected to spawn the next-generation CTS and will hopefully see several more exciting rear-drivers launched for GM’s other brands.

Probably the best of the ATS’ reveal is news that the car weighs in at less than 3,400 pounds and comes with a near-ideal 50-50 weight balance. This, despite it being available with a broad range of engines including two four-cylinders, a V-6, and eventually a diesel.

There’s also a ton of technology including Cadillac’s CUE interface, a five-link independent rear suspension, Magnetic Ride Control, LED detailing, Brembo brakes, a premium Bose audio system, and multiple safety systems--just to name a few.

We hope you enjoy this gallery of live photos of the 2013 Cadillac ATS, and for all the crucial details click here for our previous report.
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Comments (4)
  1. Interesting developments from Cadillac. They need a solid car to go up against the 3-series/C-class.

  2. looks very good live had doubts when i saw the photo shoot picture. this change my mind it looks edible would pick it over the C class and BMW 3 series if the interior and ride is proven. now for the price.

  3. so just based on looks alone you would eat it??
    the irde will be firm and be a reasonably good long haul small luxo sedan. the prrof in the pudding will be how it corners. BMW and now Merc turn as if they are on tram lines. very assured and really takes a lot to ruffle them when takign corners at speed.
    p.s. i still think the front end looks too heavy with that grill and badge. although the lights treatment is a positive step. They also need to work hard on redesigning the rear end. The Nissan Primera look was barely ok 10 years ago.

  4. like i said if the interior and ride is proven then i would have no problem with it. to me it looks great, but to each their own as the saying goes.

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