Enhanced Styling and Comfort
The ATS-L has a new front fascia and larger grille that accentuate its chic and sporty DNA. Well-rounded lines on the hood meld with the grille, creating a sculptural visual impact with a strong sense of speed. Chrome trim on the sides enhances the stylish appearance, attractive bodylines. The ATS-L also comes with attractive 10-spoke wheels.
The wheelbase of the ATS-L has been extended 85 mm. The extra space is particularly noticeable behind the B-pillar. Passengers in back have an additional 27 mm of headroom and 73 mm legroom. Ergonomic enhancements have also been made to the rear seats. There are nine major storage compartments, including additional compartments on the rear doors, a redesigned central armrest console in the rear seat and a cup holder with a removable cover.
The cabin has been designed for a quiet ride, with Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling and Audio Pilot® technologies. The recalibrated engine produces less noise when idling and operating at low to medium speeds. Rear side windows with 4.96-mm double-layered soundproof glass add to the quiet ride and help keep out heat.
The Cadillac ATS-L is available with a choice of two high-performance 2.0L SIDI turbocharged engines that generate segment-leading power.
The 28T engine offers maximum power of 205 kW, peak torque of 400 Nm and 0-100 km/h acceleration of 6.2 seconds. The 25T engine offers maximum power of 169 kW, peak torque of 353 Nm and 0-100 km/h acceleration of 7.1 seconds.
Both engines have enhanced combustion efficiency and reduced friction through the adoption of innovative technologies such as high-pressure direct injection and an active variable displacement pump. The use of highly rigid parts reduces noise and vibration while reinforcing durability. The powerplant was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines in 2013.
The ATS-L is built on a lightweight architecture with up to 6,181 welding spots. Rigidity has been heightened through the use of high-strength steel, laser welding and structural adhesives. The model weighs only 1,600 kg yet offers exceptional balance thanks to its ideal 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution.
The Magnetic Ride Control suspension reads surface conditions 1,000 times per second, ensuring a comfortable ride. Large paddle shifters made of an aluminum magnesium alloy provide a more personalized experience by enabling the driver to select manual, comfortable, sporty or anti-skid driving modes.
Luxurious Driving and Superior Safety
The upgraded Cadillac User Experience (CUE) in the ATS-L is more responsive and easier to operate than ever. The Sogou input method supports Chinese-language manual input and Siri voice control. In combination with OnStar and the My Cadillac app, CUE enables real-time connectivity and seamless interaction between users, their smartphones and the Internet.
The 10-speaker Bose Centerpoint® surround sound system provides realistic sound quality and a home-theater experience even in high-speed driving.
The ATS-L is the only model in its segment with 10 air bags. Brembo brakes and high-performance run-flat tires come standard across the line, for maximum braking performance and superb grip. The model is also available with the Enhanced Safety System (ESS) II and new Lane Keep Assist, which corrects the driver’s course automatically, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Alert, Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning and Intelligent Parking.