Fun-to-Drive Luxury Coupe Introduced

Fun-to-Drive Luxury Coupe Introduced

Cadillac adds ATS Coupe to entry-level menu

Plymouth, MI – – Low, wide and sporty, the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe features all-new body work and a wider track that improves steering feel and response.

Providing power in base models is a 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec I-4 engine making 272-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque on 18 pounds of boost to outmuscle the BMW 428i  coupe’s 2.0-liter turbo and its 240-hp and 255 lb-ft ratings. This rear-wheel drive version can be mated to an optional 6-speed Tremec TR-3160 (M3L) manual transmission

Refinement is the hallmark of the TR-3160, as shift quality and noise levels are exceptional to support the performance of the compact luxury sedan. The shifting experience is swift, precise, quiet and effortless, thanks to several shift-quality-related features:

  • High-precision guide plate
  • Interlock system
  • Anti-friction roller ball detents
  • Low-friction linear shift rail bearings

Additional features include the use of low-friction oil, low-friction seals and bearings, as well as large, high-capacity synchronizers that contribute to low shift efforts and shifter travel. All of the gears are hard-finished, which contributes to transmission’s refined feel and low noise. The case of the TR-3160 is made of lightweight aluminum, which contributes to the ATS’s low curb weight.