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Detroit motor show 2012: Cadillac ATS

  • Cadillac ATS at Detroit show
  • All-new 3 Series rival
  • Bound for Europe; UK launch possible
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The Cadillac ATS has been unveiled at the Detroit motor show 2012.

The ATS is Cadillacs new entry-level model and will be a rival for compact executives such as the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. Both rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models will be available.

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Cadillac says the ATS is one of the lightest cars in its class, with a kerbweight of 1542kg for the lightest version. Five-link rear suspension and front/rear weight distribution of nearly 50/50 are aimed at making the ATS agile and fun to drive.

The Cadillac ATS will be launched with three petrol engines: a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0, a four-cylinder 2.5 and a 3.0-litre V6.

The ATS will be available with Cadillac CUE - Cadillac User Experience - a multimedia system controlled through a 20cm touch-screen display that can be linked to up to 10 Bluetooth devices.

Cadillac has said the ATS will be sold in Europe, but is yet to confirm it will be sold in the UK, or whether right-hand-drive models will be produced.

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