The 2015 ATS Coupe is the smallest 2-door ever offered by Caddy, and it follows a very different design direction from the earlier, over-the-top CTS Coupe and reflects the general toning-down of the edgy Art & Science design language Cadillac first introduced more than a decade ago.
The new 2-door has a 50/50 weight balance and should be a bit more planted thanks to a 20 mm wider front track and a 40 mm wider rear track.
The new model ATS Coupe will offer buyers a choice of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V-6. The smaller displacement engine has been upgraded from the version in the current ATS sport sedan, now delivering the same 272 horsepower but an extra 14 percent more torque, at 295 pound-feet, which will allow it to launch from 0 to 60 in just 5.6 seconds.
The 3.6-liter package turns out 321 horsepower and 275 horsepower. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Like the sedan, the new ATS Coupe is available with the Magnetic Ride Control system, an electronically controlled suspension that can respond to changes in road conditions and driver command in milliseconds. The basic suspension design features a five-link rear and multi-link double-pivot MacPherson strut up front.