When the Cadillac ATS launched last year, it had high hopes for competing with the BMW 3-series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It had just about everything it needed to be competitive: comfort, speed, agility, affordable price tag, and its plain fun-to-drive. However, one major issue held it back – it was a four-door sedan with no two-door option.
Don’t get us wrong, the four-door ATS is a heck of a sedan. It boasts all the features we’d expect from a performance coupe, just without the coupe option. Happily, Cadillac has announced that for 2015, the ATS will be able as a two-door coupe, and will carry over everything we loved about the four-door version while ditching what we didn’t.
According to cnet.com, we can expect the Coupe to share the same wheelbase as the sedan, but is 10mm wider at the front and 20mm wider at the rear, thanks to wider wheels with a greater offset. There is a new independent rear suspension design, standard Brembo brakes, and slightly revised suspension dynamics.
From a design standpoint, almost everything on the 2015 Cadillac ATS is slightly revised. The grille is now wider, doors and fenders are longer, the beltline has dropped, and the roofline is lower making the rear look even wider.
We think Cadillac nailed it this time, and can’t wait for the 2015 ATS to roll in DeVoe Cadillac!