2013 Cadillac ATS To Concentrate On Safety & Comfort
The 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sport sedan will concentrate more on better safety and efficiency with the incorporation of race-ready technology borrowed from the Cadillac CTS V-Series. This would mean users can benefit from the inclusion of Brembo brakes and segment-exclusive Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The Brembo brakes will ensure that the ATS will take no more than 129 feet to come to a complete halt from 60 mph.
Brembo will equip the Cadillac ATS’s Luxury, Performance, and Premium model packages with front brakes, along with high-performance fixed calipers taking hold of ventilated brake rotors. These brake rotors will each measure 12.6 inches in diameter. Lighter body weight is another important quality of the ATS, weighing in at just about 3,400 pounds. This also equates to a higher fuel efficiency.
The Magnetic Ride Control ensures that on the push of a button, the car will show varied suspension properties. The technology, pioneered by Cadillac, works with the help of electronically controlled shocks filled with a magneto-rheological fluid containing minute iron particles. When a magnetic charge works on it, the iron particles tend to align in order to provide damping resistance almost instantly.
The technology also makes use of sensors and processors to continuously monitor the terrain and make small adjustments in the suspension if necessary. This works even when the driver has not changed the suspension mode. The 2013 Cadillac ATS, which will be built at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan, will go on sale at a starting price of $33,990, including destination charges.