- Posted November 30, 2012 by
The Cadillac ATS is one sexy beast
The ATS is built on the new Alpha platform and has a wheelbase of 109.3 inches, a length of 182.8 inches and will weigh less than 3400 pounds. I LOVE the V-shaped nose and rear bumper it sets the tone of this sophisticated sedan that (to me) compares favorably to it's European competitors. I love the direction that has softened the Cadillac line for this new car. It's on display at the LA Auto show and goes on sale in a few months.
When you compare a CTS with an ATS, you see that every part—aluminum or steel—is carefully sculpted to be no thicker than necessary. Aluminum webs are slim, steel stampings have large lightening holes and rolled edges to add stiffness, and most fasteners have been downsized. The manual-transmission housing, the strut towers, the brake booster, and the hood are aluminum. Leone promises that the base ATS