The Cadillac Dealer Order Guide is online and although the ATS info still seems pretty preliminary, it shows the initial figures for the Cadillac ATS power trains:
||Engine, 2.5L I4, DI, DOHC, VVT (202 hp [150.6 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 190.3 lb-ft of torque [258 N-m] @ 4400 rpm)
||Engine, 2.0L Turbo, I4, DI, DOHC, VVT (272 hp [202.8 kW] @ 5500 rpm, 260 lb-ft of torque [353 N-m] @ 1700-5500 rpm)
||Engine, 3.6L V6, DI, DOHC, VVT (321 hp [239.4 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 274.4 lb-ft of torque [372 N-m] @ 4800 rpm)
- 2.5L Four cylinder LCV: The new standard equipment ATS will get the new 202 hp inline 2.5L four cylinder. It wasn’t that long ago that the 4.9L OHV Cadillac V8 was rated at 200 hp, and that Cadillac weighed more than the ATS will. The 2.5L ATS should have plenty of power.
- 2L Turbo Four LTG: The LTG 2L turbo was spec’d at 270 hp but has settled up to 272 hp. This is likely to be the surprisingly balanced choice for an overall package, and offer a lot of room for upgrades and modifications.
- 3.6L Six LFX: The Cadillac ATS LFX 3.6L variant gets a Camaro-like 321 hp. This is a good selection, as it could have been the 304 hp flex-fuel variant or the 318 hp version from the CTS. Out of the box this will be the ‘hot’ choice for the ATS.
The planned wheels are 17″ and 18″ wheels which are ideal for weight and performance. This also highlights the choice of tires:
||Tires, P225/40ZR18 all-season, blackwall
||Tires, P225/40R18 front and P255/35R18 rear, 90W blackwall RF4
The 17″ wheels will have 225/40 tires, and the 18″ will sport staggered 225/40 and 255/35 tires.
Some packages will include steering wheel-mounted Magnesium paddle shifters for the automatic, so no matter which transmission you choose there will be complete control over gear selection.