2013 Cadillac ATS sedan starts at $33,990 for 2.0L base model

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This is great news for those who have been waiting for the new 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan. General Motors has just announced pricing details for the new affordable sedan, which starts at $33,990 including a destination charge for an entry-level model.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan entry-level model is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing about 200 horsepower, and it is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. And if that little engine sounds a bit weak to you, stepping up is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 270 horsepower. It comes with an all-wheel-drive system and a manual transmission as optional. Pricing for this turbocharged version is at $35,795. Lastly is the top-of-the-line version of the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan, which is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine producing about 320 horsepower along with an automatic transmission. It too features an all-wheel-drive system, and has a price tag of $42,090. In addition, it comes equipped with an 8-way power leather seats with memory and adaptive start.

“The ATS enters a vehicle segment this year that’s one of the most competitive in the market, from both a price and performance standpoint,” said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing. “ATS will bring a distinctive presence and compelling value while offering quick, nimble, fun-to-drive dynamics that will appeal to the lifestyles of modern luxury buyers and challenge the segment’s status quo.”

According to GM, the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan weighs in at about 3,400 pounds. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph under six seconds in the 3.6-liter V6 version, and has an estimated highway fuel economy at around 30 mpg in base model.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan is the most affordable and smallest luxury sedan in the Cadillac’s lineup. It is aimed to compete with the BMW 3 Series sedan. And so far in pricing, the base model 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan’s price is undercutting the BMW 3 Series starting price, which is at $35,795. But can the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan trump the BMW 3 Series sedan in the performance category? That is yet to see very soon when the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan hits dealerships this summer. It is an  inevitable show-down between the two cars, so stay tuned.