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The new 2013 Cadillac ATS got a bone to pick with the BMW 3 Series, after all, that is what the Cadillac ATS used for its benchmark. Motor Trend has finally put these vehicles together for a showdown to see who is the winner. The new 2013 Cadillac ATS proves to be formidable opponent on paper, but could it stack up to the 20-year old veteran BMW 3 Series?
Lets take at look at the performance figures from these two cars. The 2013 Cadillac ATS is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine producing 272 hp and 260 lb-ft, and with a curb weight of 3,433 lbs. While the 2013 BMW 3 Series is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, and with a curb weight of at 3,409 lbs. As you can see, the Cadillac ATS certainly has a power advantage here, but could its power be spooled up fast enough to be fully utilized? Both cars’ engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission configuration that delivered power to the rear wheels.
Pricing listed here to add another factor in your buying decision. The 2013 BMW 328i costs about $36,500, while the Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo costs about $35,795. Both prices excluding handling and destination.
Now here comes the fun part. You’ll need to watch the video below to see for yourself, and tell us who is really the winner here, the 2013 Cadillac ATS or BMW 3 Series? Lets know your thoughts below.