2013 Cadillac ATS sedan to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine

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The 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan is nearing its production, and General Motors has just announced that it will be powered from a four-cylinder engine to all the way up to V6 engine. And hopefully, if all things go well, we may get to see a supercharged V6 engine as well.

The new 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan will make its debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January of 2012, and it also comes with a 2.0 liter turbo direct-injected four-cylinder engine producing 270 horsepower and  260 pound-feet of torque from 1,500 – 5,800 rpm. That is in the power range of V6 engines, and we can bet that it will a fuel miser as well. The best of worlds, shall we say?

“This engine is the perfect match for the new ATS, which will be a refined performance luxury sedan,” said Don Butler, Cadillac vice president of Global Marketing. “The 2.0T has an exceptionally smooth and responsive power curve that will make the ATS nimble, quick and fun to drive.

According to Cadillac, the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes about 135-hp per liter, from the automotive world’s standard, that is a lot of horses per liter.

“The 2.0T is one of the most advanced and efficient engines of its kind, and contributes to the ATS’s exceptional balance of performance and great fuel efficiency,” said Mike Anderson, chief engineer for the 2.0T engine.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan is aimed for the masses, which Cadillac is trying to it more affordable the CTS version. And if Cadillac can have it at a starting price of $39,999, it will do well with the younger customers. But if you are looking at a 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan with a V6 engine, that may put you in range of $50,000.