Bigger engines believed to deliver great performance expected from an automobile. But a new generation of small engines proves that bigger is not always better. Cadillac ATS is one good example. It is a handsome two-door coupe as well as a compact, four-door, five passenger luxury sports sedan designed, engineered and manufactured by General Motors. Fun to drive rear-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive comes in three powertrains and is assembled at the Lansing Grand River Assembly in Warren, Michigan. A 2.0-liter turbo four including available manual, a 2.5-liter four sans turbocharger and a 3.6-liter V6 for those who needs more power and willing to pay more for gas. They deliver 272 horsepower with 295 pound-feet of torque that can run from 0 to 60 miles per hour in five seconds with a top speed of 146 miles per hour. With an estimated 18 to 28 miles per gallon it is a formidable vehicle for anyone looking for power and comfort. It’s steering and handling better than many competitors.
The Cadillac ATS 2.0T sedan cost around $36,240 competing with similar performance vehicles including BMW 3-series and comes with a V6 engine. List of options on 2015 models compete squarely with BMW including all-wheel drive and pricier packages.