The overall shape is also more streamlined like a true coupe should be, compared to the more sculpted ATS Sedan. That helps in establishing a difference between the two models. Also, the roof, doors, rear fenders and trunk lid are all unique to the Coupe, allowing the bodywork to have its own unique characteristic that’s further highlighted by a more aggressive stance, with wider front/rear tracks to exude a more provocative appearance than its four-door counterpart.
Cadillac didn’t release any photos of the ATS’ interior, but live footage from Detroit shows what looks like a largely interactive center console that features a 5.7-inch, three-window instrument panel cluster display and an eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen that houses Caddy’s all-world CUE system, which, in turn, can be used for a host of features, including – and this is a big one for all those technologically-advanced, on-the-go mavens out there – OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity with natural voice recognition.
The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe will be powered by two separate powertrains: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.6-liter V-6 that develops 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Performance numbers weren’t released, but we assume the former has a 0-to-60 mph time of around six seconds to go with a top speed of 140 mph, whereas the latter is quicker by a few tenths of a second with a top speed of 155 mph. Both engines are connected to a six-speed automatic transmission with an optional six-speed manual. Likewise, rear-wheel drive is also standard with all-wheel drive available as an option.