Due to its wider front and rear tracks and lower roofline, slightly different doors, rear fenders and trunk lid, along with a specific front fascia and standard 18-inch wheels, the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is pretty in a form follows function kind of way.
“All of the surface development unique to the ATS Coupe was done with aerodynamics in mind,” declared David Masch, ATS chief engineer. “We are able to achieve lift and downforce requirements to insure, at top speed, we retain handling without having to add a rear spoiler.”
Offering either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive platforms, the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe will be offered at launch with a choice of two engines. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot churns out 272 horsepower, with torque curve revised to offer 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) from as low as 3,000 rpm. Customers can couple the powerplant to a six-speed manual or a six-speed auto.
As for the 3.6-liter V6 mill, 321 horsepower and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm) of torque are at hand thanks to technical solutions such as direct injection and dual overhead cams with continuously variable valve timing. As opposed to the 2.0-liter model, the V6 comes only with the Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control.
Inside, the sedan’s driver-focused cabin carries over to the Coupe, featuring handcrafted cut-and-sewn upholstered interior combinations, decorative stitching and authentic materials, including leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and wood, intended to enhance the emotional connection to the driving experience.
The 2015 Cadillac CTS Coupe may also be equipped with OnStar 4G LTE Internet connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones, a text-to-voice feature that converts incoming texts to spoken messages played over the Bose audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a 5.7-inch three-window instrument panel cluster display and a head-up display.
We remind you that a more powerful ATS-V Coupe version will follow shortly, which will pack BMW M4-rivalling performance and driving dynamics.