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2013 Cadillac ATS Video Preview

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The luxury midsize sedan scene got a definite injection of heat this year with the introduction of new BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class models. At the Detroit Auto Show this week, Cadillac added its own dash of sauce with the 2013 ATS.

While the styling is definitely right down the middle of the brand's Art & Science theme, we think its proportions are smart and the details are sharp. With a trio of engine options, including a 270-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, available all-wheel drive, and six-speed manual transmissions for the ordering, it looks to be a very strong competitor to the heavier Germans.

We'll have to drive one before we can assess whether Cadillac has hit the performance mark, but on paper, and in person, it certainly looks to be off to a solid start.
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  1. first i thought Cadillac didn't believe in god (ATS) i always like buying American but we are not really known for our Luxury cars, finally something to compete with the Germans. by the way i hate the MKZ design I'll take this any day.
     
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  2. A Cadillac with curves?
    Consider me interested.
     
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  3. Nice looking, nice interior. Cadillac design has been looking better and better.
    Now if they can just get their quality control squared away, they'd be top notch.
     
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  4. I mentioned quite humbly a few years ago that the Pontiac G8 would be better served lightened and with a turbo 4, hence the new Caddy! GM is listening! Yes!
     
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  5. The ATS looks worse than the G37, the A4, the BMW3, the Merc C-class. Who are they kidding?
     
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