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Cadillac’s 2015 ATS Coupe emerges from Detroit for battle with Bavaria

Cadillac pulled the sheets off its compact 2015 ATS sports coupe at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. With only two doors and the absence of the sedan’s base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the ATS coupe looks to be an even sportier take on the already dynamic compact luxury car.

“The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is a natural step in the brand’s progression, and another distinctive, fun-to-drive and technologically advanced product for a new generation of drivers extending our target groups,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Global Cadillac. “It is an exclusively distinctive American alternative, unique in its class, yet delivering a sporty and sophisticated driving experience rivaling the world’s best.”

The ATS Coupe will be offered in both rear- and all-wheel platforms, with Cadillac’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, or the 3.6-liter V6. Those opting for the turbocharged engine will find that it creates even more torque than the engine from the ATS sedan, as it has been boosted by 15 percent to create 295 lb-ft behind its 272 horsepower. The V6 delivers 321-hp and 275-lb-ft of torque. Both a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic are offered in the ATS Coupe. Cadillac claims that the ATS Coupe provides improved handling dynamics over the sedan, too, thanks to weight savings and slightly wider front and rear tracks.

Want to learn more? Check out our full write-up of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe.