Cadillac ATS Coupé 2.0 Turbo AWD, Front view 16 Photos Zoom

Cadillac ATS Coupé 2.0 Turbo AWD in the individual test: Sporty eye-catcher

Only Audi, BMW and Mercedes still produce classic coupés? Almost. Test of the ATS Coupé in the 2.0 T AWD version.

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The Cadillac ATS Coupé produces 272 HP

In any case it is an eye-catcher, if judging by the way peoples eyes remain fixed on the snow white Cadillac ATS Coupé. The two-door vehicle in the form of a BMW 4 Series Coupé combines elegantly powerful proportions with a touch of aggression. However, from the two hefty tailpipes comes no casual V8 blubber, but rather the disdainful sound of a four-cylinder. Lacking power is not an issue: the two-litre turbo produces 272 HP, which the 19-inch wheels convert into speed without losses, thanks to the all-wheel drive (2,000 Euros) and the unremarkable six-speed automatic transmission (standard).

Good handling, but not a cornering master-class

In spite of having steering with sufficient feedback and a rather firm chassis, the Cadillac ATS Coupé feels more at home when gliding rapidly along the motorway than on narrow, winding country roads. The driver and passenger take their places on comfortable leather seats, but the controls and the materials used show signs of some cut-backs compared to the premium German competition. By way of compensation, it offers an extensive range of standard equipment – and the exclusive appearance.


Achim Hartmann


29 June 2015
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