Cadillac Plays it Safe with 2015 ATS Coupe

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What we really want to see is the high-performance ATS-V Coupe.

Those hoping for Cadillac to get a little wild when styling the two-door variant of the ATS sedan may be a bit disappointed by what was finally decided. The new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is, for all intents and purposes, a conservative take on what could have been something more dramatic. But the ATS Coupe is still quite a looker, and it's also the first new Caddy to bear the brand's newly redesigned crescent logo, which will soon find its way to the rest of the lineup.

Compared to the sedan, the ATS Coupe features a wider track, enhanced by short overhangs and its own unique sheetmetal. It does, however, ride on the same wheelbase as the sedan, and comes standard with 18" wheels. Overall, the exterior look is bold and Cadillac claims it has a 50/50 weight balance and a low center of gravity. Power comes from a standard 2.0-liter turbo four with 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. In fact, the coupe's turbo four has nearly 14 percent more torque than it does in the sedan. An optional 3.6-liter V6 produces a solid 321 hp and 275 lb-ft. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic, but the turbo can also be had with a six-speed manual gearbox.

RWD is standard and AWD is optional for both engines. Performance wise, Cadillac claims the turbo engine will take the car from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. Brembo brakes come standard and a driver-adjustable sport suspension, which includes Magnetic Ride Control, is optional. Other optional features include adaptive LED headlamps, and handcrafted cut-and-sewn upholstered interior combinations that include leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and wood. An eight-inch LCD multi-touch screen featuring Cadillac's CUE infotainment system, OnStar, head-up display, and a Bose audio system are also on offer. Pricing is still unannounced but sales will begin this summer.

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