Cadillac used the Detroit Auto Show to unveil the first compact coupe in the history of the brand. The ATS Coupe shares many elements with the ATS sedan that is already on the market, namely the wheelbase, but itís also slightly wider. This is a formula Cadillac adopted to enable the CTS Coupe stand out from the sedan a few years ago.

Style wise, the ATS body appears to be more conservative in terms of design. In addition, the ATS Coupe will bear the brandís new logo that will adorn all vehicles as of mid-2014.

Only two engines are offered; the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder and a 3.6-litre V6. The 2.5-litre four-cylinder from the sedan wasnít retained. The four-cylinder turbo develops 272 horsepower while torque was increased to 295 lb-ft. The V6 output remains the same at 321 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. An automatic six-speed gearbox is part of the standard equipment but it is also possible to opt for a manual six-speed gearbox for the ATS Coupe equipped with turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Regardless of the engine, the ATS Coupe will be available in rear-wheel drive or AWD.

According Cadillac engineers, the weight distribution of the car is almost equally split between the front and rear axles, which should logically allow the car to adopt sportier dynamics and demonstrate a good balance.

Brembo brakes are standard equipment and options include a FE3 suspension with Magnetic Ride Control, a limited slip differential, adaptive LED headlights and a BOSE premium audio system among others.

The ATS Coupe will be available starting in summer 2014.
A little bland. Competition for the 3-Series or not?