2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6L Model Accelerates in Below 6 Seconds
The new 2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6L model is expected to accelerate 0-60 mph in just under 6 seconds. To enhance the vehicle’s engine tuning, the automaker had spent a lot of time on race tracks across the globe, including Road America, Road Atlanta, Phoenix International Raceway and the Nurburgring in Germany. To make the vehicle as light as possible (which was General Motors engineers’ main aim), the company used advanced materials to minimize weight throughout the sedan. The final weight of the ATS sedan is less than 3,400 pounds. It is not clear whether all engine variants carry the same acceleration time, but according to the company, the 2013 ATS with the 318-hp 3.6 liter V6 can run from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
Powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo engine making 270-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, the base model 2013 Cadillac ATS also sports a 2.5 liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder variant, which generates 200-hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. The range topping Cadillac ATS will be powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine that produces 318-hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Prices start at $33,990.
“We designed and engineered ATS’s vehicle architecture to deliver quick, nimble and fun-to-drive dynamics. We distributed mass to key areas, much like an athlete builds muscle where he needs it most. This enabled ATS to achieve the performance characteristics that luxury sport sedan buyers demand,” said David Masch, ATS chief engineer.