Three engines to choose from, and you really can’t go wrong no matter which one you choose. We’re talking about the new 2013 Cadillac ATS, which will be offered with three unique motors – all with their own advantages.
The crew here at Pine Belt Cadillac, your Cadillac dealer in Toms River NJ, is intrigued by every bit of news that comes in concerning the ATS. As we check out the full specs on the engine options, we just find ourselves itching to try it out for ourselves.
Cadillac’s powerful and luxurious ride will come equipped with either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder options really have our attention as much effort was put forth to increase their efficiency numbers. To do that, engineers at Cadillac reduced engine friction by 16%, using technologies like a variable-displacement oil pump and an actively controlled thermostat.
The 2.5-liter engine gets an estimated 202 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque – both very impressive numbers. The turbocharged 2.0-liter is also one impressive engine, as it puts out 270 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The six-cylinder edition, the 3.6-liter, is an award-winning engine from Cadillac that offers 320 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.
All three engines for the new ATS are dual overhead cams and have direct injections with continuously variable valve timing. All also have six-speed automatic transmissions that they are mated to, except the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which is available in a manual. This option is one that is not offered in many luxury models, meaning driving enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to shift the new sporty Cadillac – a big perk for many.