The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe will be on sale at the end of the summer sporting a base price tag of $38,990. Though the ATS Coupe sports the same wheelbase as the sedan, the unique bodywork allows for a wider front/rear track and increased overall length.
The Cadillac ATS Coupe's front fascia and fenders account for the wider track, and are complemented by unique doors, roof, rear fenders, and trunk lid. By adding .8-inch, the coupe achieves a more swept-back appearance, despite the identical 109.3-inch wheelbase.
“All of the surface development unique to the ATS Coupe was done with aerodynamics in mind,” said David Masch, ATS chief engineer. “We are able to achieve lift and downforce requirements to insure, at top speed, we retain handling without having to add a rear spoiler.”
A lowered ride height and standard 18-inch wheels help give the Cadillac ATS Coupe a sportier image than the sedan as well. Vehicle height is down by 1.1-inch, and achieves a pretty aggressive stance by factory standards. Part of this stance is also owed to the additional .8-inch added to the front (60.3-in.) and rear (61.7-in.) track.
“The wider track also helps improve steering precision and direct response,” said Cadillac Executive Chief Engineer David Leone. “The lower roof contributes to a lower center of gravity height, which also reduces roll and improves steering response.”
Just as Leone stated in our last interview (at the 2015 ATS Coupe’s debut), the Cadillac ATS Coupe is aimed at a younger, more performance minded demographic. It is lighter, more agile and is available with two potent engines (272hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder or a 321hp 3.6L V-6). In rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), manual or automatic, the 3418-pound coupe clearly begs to be driven. For full specs and other info on the Cadillac ATS Coupe, check out the story on its debut (by clicking here).