Comments - The 2013 Cadillac ATS: The New Standard of the World?

Published: Jan 13, 2012
Description: Just a few days before Christmas, automakers began to shut down their operations for the holiday. However, Cadillac's new car test team was at the Nord Schleife, the famous picturesque track arou...
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Shane Heid Jan 14, 2012
Ya mb certainly has as of Late had more quality issues than cadillac. And both Cadillac and mb have amazing histories of innovation and progress more so than any other brands
Lee Cascio Jan 14, 2012
The resale value of any luxury brand is horrible they depreciate before you even get it to your garage. Most are a dime a dozen anyway so the fact that they are easily available makes them less valuable also.
Nick Espinoza Jan 13, 2012
Cant handle high mileage?? Bmw and mb require more maintenance than american brands.
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2012
Ya idk, I know some people that think buicks are luxury but I don't.... But I cannot agree with you about Acura, I think Acura is one of the best luxury cars brands.... Ya they may not have the nicest looking cars out of the luxury brands on the outside but I'd say their probably in second for overall interior design, first for comfort and second for reliability... And I can say this considering I...
Hamza Hamid Jan 13, 2012
I agree with Scott but not Lexus. More like an oversized Toyota
Scott Gracey Jan 13, 2012
I don't consider Buick luxury lol, I barely consider Lincoln or Acura luxury either, they're like baby luxury brands, Audi, BMW, MB, Lexus, those are luxury
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2012
Ya caddy is my second least fav lux maker... Only to be in front of Lincoln and okay 3rd If u include buick which by some people is considered a lux brand and by some it's not idk y but if u include it daddy's third
Scott Gracey Jan 13, 2012
The resale value isn't as high because they can't handle high mileage or wear and tear like other luxury brands can
Frank Russo Jan 13, 2012
Cadillac, even as improved as they may be, the public will never look at them in comparison to a MB, BMW or even the Audi. This is why resale values on the Cadillac will never be in the same level as those brands.
Spencer Cheagle Varada Jan 13, 2012
Ford taurus,Its got more fuel efficiency more power and is just as luxurious, plus much more reliable.
Bull Dogone Jan 14, 2012
Thanks Shane. Was @ Lexus today trying to swing a deal on a '12 IS F Sport and it just didn't click. I'm waiting for the ATS before I buy anything else. This might just be the car that brings me back to GM.
Shane Heid Jan 14, 2012
@bull bout time someone started talkin some sense on the matter
Jordan Smith Jan 13, 2012
I do believe this is quite the good looking. Can't wait for the XTS though.
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2012
Horrible IMO!!!!!!!!!!
Tyler Chess Jan 13, 2012
It's not over do e I like it a lot.
Scott Gracey Jan 13, 2012
Yeah Lexus has huge resale value, the toyota build quality
Bull Dogone Jan 13, 2012
and just passed on an $8000 discount b/c I can't wait to see how a smaller, lighter, purpose built car will drive with the same V6 RWD power train in the CTS and Camaro. I may be wrong in 6 mos., but this car has tremendous potential.
Bull Dogone Jan 13, 2012
Jaguars have poor reputations. German rides do NOT retain their values in leasing. Hence every MB and BMW lease requires $5000 down to absorb depreciation. I have 2010 Lexus and 2011 CTS now. Almost added 2012 CTS Coupe, then saw ATS. I'm waiting now
Maury L. Meredith Jan 13, 2012
I think they should develop a turbo charged 6 cyl.
Frank Russo Jan 13, 2012
Try as you may, Cadillac but you will never compare with the European vehicles in image, quality (long term not short term) or even resale value.
Dale Denis Jan 13, 2012
So the CTS was not competition for the 3 series?
Alexander Gomez Jan 13, 2012
I LOVE this car ,but the grill looks funny to me.
Alex Leu Jan 13, 2012
I don't believe Cadillac is anywhere near the level of luxury in the European cars but I still the the caddy will outperform them in everyday
Maury L. Meredith Jan 13, 2012
This car is a smaller version of the CTS. I would not be surprised if they try to stuff a LS engine in that engine bay within 2 years. ATS-V This would make perfect sense.
Forrest Wood Jan 13, 2012
The last half of the picture really reminds me of the Camry
Adam Lopinsky Jan 13, 2012
Caddy still on top of luxury. Good to see more sporty cars from them, the cts-v must be lonely.
Aislin Cooper Jan 13, 2012
I think it's too rounded.. Cadillacs look better really aggressive
Stephen Cobbs Jan 13, 2012
That is a great looking car.
Description: Two weeks before the opening press day of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the test run on the Nurburgring, the home track and development center of German luxury brands, further clarified a point that bec...
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Shane Heid Jan 14, 2012
Agreed kevin a big car like that should be rwd or awd in a luxury line just for the driving dynamics of those drivetrains
Kevin Rehbock Jan 14, 2012
I think the CTS-V is a M5 beater. Making the XTS a front driver was a bad choice, though. Torque steer was a bitch on the DTS.
Patrick Schalk Jan 14, 2012
Chris for real though CTS-V > M5. And the XTS is gonna poop on the 7 Series.
Dillon Dixon Jan 13, 2012
Yeah, ham's got my back!
Dillon Dixon Jan 13, 2012
Hey Matteo look up the CTS-V, itll eat Germans for breakfast.
Matteo Luppi Jan 13, 2012
A Cadillac beating the Germans? Yeah, right...
Description: Going fast round the Nurburgring requires a lightweight car combined with a potent engine and an able suspension system. And the ATS is committed to fulfill each of those requirements. When it goes on...
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Vic Orutsahakij Jan 15, 2012
Radical. SR8 is a production car. Viper came 4th and that was tested in 2011, the radical was tested in 2008 or 2009 when the nurburgring was actually longer than it is now.
Patrick Schalk Jan 14, 2012
Vic and the Viper ACR is still the fastest production car. I can't wait til the Venom GT hits the Ring.
Vic Orutsahakij Jan 14, 2012
But not today! But if u in the state caddy might be a solution coz it cheap, but expensive for the rest of the world
Vic Orutsahakij Jan 14, 2012
Ok so what is the fastest car around the nurburgring??? The radical sr8 which come from England!! The Merc CLK 5 sec and BMW m3 csl 9 sec faster than the caddy CTS V around the nurburgring. What I try to say is that one day caddy might be faster
Shane Heid Jan 14, 2012
Magnetic ride control. They have some incredibly agile machines sporting this American designed suspension
Shane Heid Jan 14, 2012
Straight line performance? Are you stupid or dumb? This isn't the sixties, no other company has released anything with the great feel and ride handling of
Vic Orutsahakij Jan 14, 2012
To put the steering wheel on the right side. I like the look of the caddy. But performance? No not for any American cars. Just a straight line performance.
Vic Orutsahakij Jan 14, 2012
It cheaper coz u living in the state live somewhere else, it coz30% more than any other Merc, audi and BMW. And caddy is so recognize the existing of the British and some othe countries that drive on the right side of the road they couldn't bother
Ron Vinson Jan 14, 2012
As a BMW owner and Audi admirer, this Caddy is extremely impressive.
Steve Waskiewicz Jan 13, 2012
Here's the facts. This is Cadillac's first try at the 'compact' sedan segment. First. Granted, they have some great competition to learn from but this entry is a GREAT one! I have a feeling the overall sales figures are going to put this in 3rd.
Bull Dogone Jan 13, 2012
...innovative coming out of BMW or Mercedes lately. For example, offering no less than 270HP and optional V6 RWD vs. the WHAT??? 4 cylinder MB C-250? That's going backwards, not forwards. GM, Ford, Dodge in HP war. Not so overseas.
Bull Dogone Jan 13, 2012
God, man, have you never watched the videos of the CTS-V and the ATS at the Nurburgring? Please look them up on YouTube and remove your prejudice while you watch. These cars are using Corvette technology in an affordable package. Nothing fresh or inn
Kevin Rehbock Jan 13, 2012
I don't see the Germans offering a diesel powered, stick shift RWD sedan in the states. Cadillac gets my money unless BMW doesn't have to 'special order' a 335d with a stick for the people who want them
Dillon Dixon Jan 13, 2012
Where have you been Vic? A CTS-V will smoke any of them, on any track!
Vic Orutsahakij Jan 13, 2012
Caddy? A much more drivers car? Merc, audi & BMW will beat caddy on any track on this universe....
Cody Andree Jan 13, 2012
My preference is the caddy as well. Much more of a drivers car
Zachary Maurer Jan 13, 2012
Before an all out Internet fight breaks out, this is a matter of preference people
Stephen Cobbs Jan 13, 2012
Pssshhh Mitch I would take a CTS-V over a BMW, Mercedes or Audi in the same class.
Nareg Aprahamian Jan 15, 2012
Only in 50 years American cars can meet today's standards with German cars
Patrick Joseph Jan 14, 2012
I like the headlights. And id like to see what the front end looks like at night. I bet it's quite nice
Lee Cascio Jan 14, 2012
Lol seriously ford fusion?
Brandon Lidy Jan 14, 2012
Only fusion resemblance I see, would be the four doors. Nice little car though
Vic Orutsahakij Jan 13, 2012
Good looking car, better looking than the CTS V. the side of that car is too ugly.
Brent Bennett Jan 13, 2012
Congrats to the folks at Cadillac! Aside from the nose, & tail, you've got a great looking Ford Fusion there!
Description: Weight reduction was achieved through the use of an aluminum hood, magnesium engine mount brackets and even lightweight, natural-fiber door trim panels. "Low weight helps enable the ATS's dr...
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Description: The grille is almost rectangular and the headlamps are modern but, unlike their competitors, are in a portrait position rather than a landscape one. The interior design also carries Cadillac hallmarks...
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Carl Andrew Muniz Tirella Jan 14, 2012
I don't see that bro
Patrick Joseph Jan 14, 2012
Is it me or does it look like the actual c class a little?
Description: A composite intake manifold saves approximately 5.5 pounds and an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design saves approximately 13 pounds. The connecting rods are made of powdered metal wit...
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Shane Heid Jan 14, 2012
@jamie who was using aluminum heads and pistons a 1000 years ago??
Shane Heid Jan 14, 2012
Ya that's true there running a pretty low batting average with very accurate article facts
Jamie Perigo Jan 13, 2012
Gimme a break gm!! Ooh you use cast aluminum pistons and aluminum blocks/heads. Uh, that stuffs been around for a millennium. Btw, cast pistons are bad news in forced induction motors
Anders Schrøder Jan 13, 2012
Ian, afaik the opc astra is a 2.0 four banger and the opc insignia is a V6.
Description: And finally there's the familiar 320hp 3.6-liter V6 as the more traditional American engine. The smallest engine, the 2.0-liter turbo, will be available with either a six-speed manual while a six...
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Ian Livingston Jan 13, 2012
I like that the 4 cylinder actually has some power, but they still have a while to go before Cadillac becomes standard of the world..
Cody Andree Jan 13, 2012
Should give some decent performance numbers with 320hp
Tomas Franquelli Jan 13, 2012
Gimme an ATS-V? Turbo v6 or baby v8?
Bull Dogone Jan 13, 2012
Same overall design as CTS, moved pipes inward. Corvette and CTS Coupe center mount, just a compromise.
Peter Jalsaeng Kim Jan 13, 2012
the exhaust looks so awkward..
Johnny Hoover Jan 13, 2012
Trunk looks weird and so does the exhaust
Patrick Schalk Jan 14, 2012
Yeah that too Anthony. Good job. You're getting the hang of it.
Carl Andrew Muniz Tirella Jan 14, 2012
Don't ignorantly throw out your own comments just because you don't like someone else's..
Carl Andrew Muniz Tirella Jan 14, 2012
...from all over the world because it's designed as a global vehicle for people in the North America (not just the US), Europe (which it does beat typical BMWs and MBs in styling and preformence STATISTICLY for the most part), and Asia.
Carl Andrew Muniz Tirella Jan 14, 2012
@patrick, get over yourself. Some people may have that typical, ignorant point-of-view but realistically, think about it. Was this really designed and engineered by 100% Americans? I'd be willing to bet money on saying no. This car has engineering...
Shane Heid Jan 14, 2012
It maybe just maybe it is a little better than some euro competition. I know super hard to consider but that could be why people say it looks better
Patrick Joseph Jan 14, 2012
I'd like to know why it looks better than German interiors. Oh yeah one must put on his patriotic goggles on. If its American it's better. Is that it. Come on its not more or less bland it's basically the same stuff.
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2012
Not bad but it's beaten by most other luxury brand interiors... Just sayin
Paul Lissona Jan 13, 2012
Yah it Is a really nice interior color.
Vic Orutsahakij Jan 13, 2012
Good looking for the interior
Adam Lopinsky Jan 13, 2012
Not bad caddy. Just don't tone down the styling too much
Kasino Johnson Jan 18, 2012
A nice step up for GM. Classy!!!
Kasino Johnson Jan 18, 2012
Color combo has a "new", bold feel to it. I like it. I usually despise American interiors.
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2012
Still not feel in it, just doesn't seem up to luxury standards, I'd much rather Acura, BMW, mb, Audi ect... For interiors And overall cars really... But that's just me
Carl Andrew Muniz Tirella Jan 13, 2012
Haha! But it seems right that the pride of GM is symbolized throughout all their cars, not just the fancy ones! Haha
Carl Andrew Muniz Tirella Jan 13, 2012
I personally like the universal steering wheel, makes you feel like your caddy or you Chevy or even Holden, ect. Arnt alone, that they are all part of the big picture of GM. Hardcore symbolism when it is just cheaper for them but I still like it haha
Bull Dogone Jan 13, 2012
Wonder how big that center console storage bin is? CTS not too roomy. Sounds silly, but storing iPod cable, car charger etc. you appreciate spacious design.
Tyson Broadbent Jan 13, 2012
They do need a few more steering wheel designs.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 13, 2012
In my opinion it looks great, and I think that BMW interiors are boring and simple.
Phillip Fitchew Jan 13, 2012
Luxurious but still sporty; proper for its segment.
Carl Andrew Muniz Tirella Jan 13, 2012
This beats the ish out of anything coming out of Germany right now!!
Dillon Dixon Jan 13, 2012
This combination looks fantastic! I'm so glad Cadillac is doing so well.
Paul Lissona Jan 18, 2012
This Is the worst out of all 3 interior colors so far.
Patrick Schalk Jan 14, 2012
No Anthony. This is the subcompact class. This IS a 3 Series fighter. The XTS (which is bigger) is a 7 Series fighter. You need to learn some stuff kid.
Patrick Schalk Jan 14, 2012
This is amazing. Better than ANY 3 Series. Absolutely fantastic.
Jordan Smith Jan 13, 2012
This looks awesome all blacked out
Garrett Frye Jan 13, 2012
Agreed, this looks fantastic