Cadillac today introduced the all-new 2015 ATS Coupe, a quicker and more personal accessory for the award-winning ATS product line. Made to be lighter, more agile and more engaging than its competitors, it extends Cadillac’s product-driven growth and the brand’s tradition of dynamic luxury Coupes.
Cadillac’s first-ever compact luxury Coupe goes on sale this summer, offering drivers choosing rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, along with the power from your 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6L six-cylinder. In all combinations, ATS Coupe takes advantage of its lightweight and strong structure to provide exhilarating performance with efficiency, with a segment-leading power-to-weight ratio.
The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is really a natural step in the brand’s progression, and another fun-to-drive and technologically advanced product to get 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 sophisticated and sporty driving experience rivaling the world’s best.
Such as the sedan, the ATS Coupe’s driving dynamics are rooted in mass efficiency, which assists make it one among Cadillac’s lightest and most agile models ever – along with the lightest car in the compact luxury Coupe segment. The 2.0L Turbo engine is upgraded from your current ATS sport sedan to deliver nearly 14 percent more torque, taking it to 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). This provides the standard ATS Coupe an advantage in power and weight over similarly equipped Coupes like the BMW 428i.
Greater torque means greater pulling power, for a greater feeling of responsiveness at low speeds, and helps the ATS Coupe achieve an estimated -60 period of 5.6 seconds.
More power with less weight is always a greater combination for performance, as well as the ATS Coupe offers one of the best power-to-weight ratios in the segment, making it feel lighter, more responsive and direct, said David Leone, Cadillac executive chief engineer. Engineers vetted the ATS’s performance on the track, and the Coupe benefits from that exhaustive validation – all matched with Cadillac’s trademark refinement.
Elements that contribute to the ATS Coupe’s balanced performance and responsive characteristics include:
Nearly perfect 50/50 weight balance and low center of gravity
Five-link independent rear suspension featuring lightweight, high-strength steel and efficient straight link designs
A multi-link double-pivot MacPherson-strut front suspension with direct-acting stabilizer bar
Underbody aerodynamic shields
Premium, belt-driven electric variable-effort steering gear from ZF Steering Systems
Brembo front brakes
Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels
Available all-wheel drive.
A driver-adjustable FE3 sport suspension is available and includes Magnetic Ride Control, a mechanical limited-slip differential, high-capacity engine cooling system and 18-inch summer-performance tires. Magnetic Ride Control is a real-time damping system that delivers more precise body motion control. It reads the road and might change damping every millisecond.
The 2015 ATS Coupe rides on the same 109.3-inch (2,775 mm) wheelbase as the sedan, but features its own bodywork. Theroof and doors, rear fenders and trunk lid are unique to the Coupe, along with a specific front fascia and front fenders that accommodate a wider track than the sedan. It is also the very first production model to wear Cadillac’s revised crest.
The Coupe also has an aggressive stance, with wider front/rear tracks than the sedan, enhanced by short overhangs and sheet metal that wrap tautly around the tires. Standard 18-inch wheels are exclusive to the Coupe.
Bold lighting elements really are a Cadillac signature feature along with the ATS Coupe advances that tradition with available light-emitting diode, or LED, headlamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting. Base models feature projector-beam headlamps, while high-intensity-discharge headlamps and front vertical LED light signatures are included on all but the standard model. Illuminating outside door handles on Premium and Performance collections lend technologically advanced style and function for the distinctive Coupe. All models feature LED taillamps and rear-center stop lamp.
The ATS Coupe also includes capless fueling.
Inside, the sedan’s driver-focused cabin carries over to the Coupe, featuring handcrafted sewn and cut upholstered interior combinations, decorative stitching and authentic materials, including leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and wood, meant to enhance the emotional connection to the driving experience.
Choices of many interior color themes, each with unique accent trim materials, ranging from light, open and warm to serious and dark, to bold technical and sporty.
Available interior features include:
OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built in Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity with natural voice recognition
Text-to-voice that converts incoming texts to speech and reads them within the audio system speakers
SD, auxiliary and USB memory card ports
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription
Reconfigurable 5.7-inch, three-window instrument panel cluster display
Full-color reconfigurable head-up display.
A Bose (R) premium sound system with Active Noise Cancelation technology is standard on all models and includes electronic sound enhancement on models built with the available premium surround sound audio system. Limited to ATS Coupe and differing from other manufacturers’ systems that pipe recorded engine sounds through the music system; Cadillac’s system enhances only the car’s authentic powertrain sounds to enhance the performance experience.
The 12-speaker surround sound upgrade is accessible on Luxury and Standard, and is particularly included with Performance and Premium collections. It includes Bose Audio Pilot, which continuously monitors ambient sounds and adjusts the music program and volume content to get the most from the listening experience.
Additionally, a navigation system is available on Luxury and gratifaction collections, and it is standard using the Premium Collection.
Enhanced Cadillac CUE leads technologies
Cadillac CUE may be the centerpiece in the ATS Coupe’s comprehensive assortment of technologies made to enhance the driving complement and experience customers’ increasingly connected lifestyles. It is seen on base models and standard on Premium, Performance and Luxury collections, with enhanced connectivity and convenience for 2015, including a new Text-to-Voice feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.) and Sire Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users to improve connectivity and convenience. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity – and helps keep your driver’s on the job the wheel.
The heart of CUE is definitely the eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen, incorporated into the top of the central instrument panel and featuring a motorized, fully capacitive faceplate at the end concealing a 1.8L storage area. CUE’s vibrant liquid crystal display, or LCD, screen resembles a smartphone screen with large, easy-to-target icons to execute commands.
Complementing CUE is OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, featuring a new built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that could connect as much as seven devices at once. The newest 4G LTE connection can also be used to power CUE Collection, a new in-car app marketplace coming to Cadillac vehicles this coming year.
Additional technologies that make life with the ATS Coupe less complicated include the capacity to remotely start the engine or lower the windows with the key fob or perhaps the owner’s smartphone. EZ Key passive entry and push-button starting is standard, too, so the key never must leave the driver’s pocket or purse.
The engine lineup includes a standard 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder and available 3.6L V-6. The award-winning 2.0L Turbo is rated at 272 horsepower (203 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm). The award-winning 3.6L V-6 is rated at 321 horsepower (239 kW) and 275 lb-ft of torque (373 Nm).
At 136hp/L, the 2.0L Turbo is one of the most power-dense engines in the market, topping engines from European competitors. Furthermore, it delivers 90 percent of its peak torque from 2100 rpm to 5400 rpm and also the full 295 lb-ft of peak torque (400 Nm) from 3000 to 4600 rpm. The broad torque band is supported by boost levels as much as 18 psi (1.26 bar) inside the speed range, which was designed to give the lightweight ATS Coupe an exhilarating feeling of immediate power on demand.
Both engines feature direct injection and dual overhead camshafts with continuously variable valve timing, which help optimize power and efficiency, and also reduce emissions. And each is matched using the Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control. A six-speed manual is likewise available with the 2.0L Turbo.
Advanced safety measures
ATS Coupe delivers the same safety technologies found in the ATS Sedan. Additionally, Cadillac provides available advanced safety according to Cadillac’s control and alert strategy, which employs around two cameras, eight ultrasonic sensors and six radar signals to assist prevent crashes.
The safety features bolster driver awareness and vision of road hazards, and might even help the operator avert potential crashes. In particular situations, Cadillac’s advanced crash-avoidance systems, for example automatic braking, can pre-fill and automatically apply braking in response to potential hazards.
Among the most sophisticated of the features is Fr ont and Rear Automatic Braking. It relies on ultrasonic, radar and camera technology to help the motorist prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progress of alerts that extend to complete braking, if required.
Many of the advanced safety features are bundled in the Driver Awareness and Driver Assist Packages. The Driver Awareness package is available on Luxury and included in Performance and Premium Collections. It includes:
Safety Alert Seat
Forward Collision Alert
Lane Departure Lane and Warning Keep Assist – new to Cadillac for 2015
Intellibeam (R) high-beam control
Front and rear park assist
Rear-vision camera with dynamic guidelines.
The Driver Assist package can be obtained on Premium and gratifaction collections and includes each of the Driver Awareness package content, plus:
Full-Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control
Automatic Collision Preparation
Motorized safety belts
Electronic Park Brake
Front and back Automatic Braking
Enhanced Side Blind Zone Alert – new to Cadillac for 2015
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Full-color head-up display.
The advanced technologies complement other ATS safety features, including eight standard air bags, safety belt pretensioners and load limiters, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with full-function traction control and four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS, patented rotor coating protection and auto-dry functionality.