Cadillac has released pricing details on its new-for-2014 ATS Coupe.
Low, Long, Wide Coupe Enhances Cadillac ATS Line
Pricing starts at $38,990, including destination charge
DETROIT For the 2015 ATS Coupe, Cadillac engineers and designers
made a number of changes from the award-winning ATS Sedan to deliver
the performance and styling traits luxury coupe buyers expect. When
the ATS Coupe goes on sale at the end of this summer, it will start at
$38,990, including a $995 destination charge.
To create a more personal expression of the brand's compact luxury
car, the 2015 ATS Coupe rides on the same 109.3-inch wheelbase as the
sedan, but features its own bodywork, longer vehicle length, lower
height and wider front/rear tracks.
The roof, doors, rear fenders and trunk lid are unique to the Coupe,
along with a specific front fascia and front fenders to accommodate
the wider track. 18-inch wheels are standard on the Coupe.
"All of the surface development unique to the ATS Coupe was done
with aerodynamics in mind," said 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
The Coupe has an aggressive stance, with wider front/rear tracks and a
lower roofline than the sedan. At 60.3 inches front and 61.7 inches
rear, the two-door has a 0.8-inch wider track. Overall vehicle height
is 1.1 inches lower than the Sedan. The wider stance and lower
roofline provide the proportions coupe customers want.
"The wider track also helps improve steering precision and direct
response," said Cadillac Executive Chief Engineer David Leone.
"The lower roof contributes to a lower center of gravity height,
which also reduces roll and improves steering response."
The 2015 ATS Coupe is also 0.8 inches longer than the sedan; although
it rides on an identical wheelbase. The extra overall length helps to
further enhance the ATS Coupe's dynamic appearance, resulting in a
swept-back look to the front and rear end appearances.
The Cadillac ATS Coupe is intended to be a more personal addition to
the award-winning ATS product line. Designed to be lighter, more agile
and more engaging than its competitors, it extends Cadillac's
product-driven growth and the brand's tradition of dynamic luxury
Coupes. The 2015 ATS Coupe goes on sale this summer, offering drivers
the choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the power from
a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6L six-cylinder.
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