Based on the saloon (which was North American Car of the Year in 2013), this coupe sits on the same 2775mm wheelbase as the four-door ATS but features a wider track.
Taking a page from BMW, Cadillac plugs the coupe’s “nearly perfect 50/50 weight balance.” The optional “FE3” sport suspension includes quicker steering, staggered wheels and tires, magnetic dampers, and a limited-slip differential.
All ATS Coupes are fitted with 18-inch wheels. Like its German competitors, it’s available with either rear-drive or all-wheel drive. Unfortunately, like the sedan there are no plans for a right-hand drive version.
The 2.0-liter turbo is tweaked for 14 per cent more torque versus the four-door and develops the same 272bhp—beating the BMW 428i's power-to-weight ratio. The optional 3.6-litre V6 puts out 321bhp but its 275lb ft of torque is actually 20lb ft down compared to the 2.0-liter. The coupe skips the base ATS sedan’s 202bhp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder.