Cadillac Eyeing All-New Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine for Upcoming ATS Sports Sedan
Rumors are swirling about Cadillac's upcoming challenger to the BMW 3 Series: The ATS. If they're to be believed, the upcoming entry-level Cadillac ATS sports sedan will stray from Cadillac’s V-6 engine family in favor of an all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant. Word comes by way of GMInsideNews, sharing information that the ATS’ engine will supposedly be part of the next-generation of GM's Ecotec family of four cylinders. That engine family and its list of technological developments will debut with the new 190-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder slated for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The greatest leaps made with the new engine lineup will come in the form of quietness and refinement. Originally it was thought that the Cadillac ATS would borrow a version of the 270-horsepower, turbocharged engine found in the 2012 Buick Regal GS. However, GMI reports that won't be the case. If the enthusiast forum is to be believed, power levels will be very similar, with the ATS having somewhere around 270 to 280 horsepower. Going forward, GMI’s source is reporting GM will begin phasing out its bigger engines, allowing the next-generation Ecotec to become the “engine of choice” for most products. Despite this news, we’re still hoping the next ATS-V comes to market with a rumored turbocharged variant of the 3.6-liter V-6 used in the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS to be good for more than 400 horsepower. Look for the Cadillac ATS to reach production in July 2012 with it hitting showrooms not long afterward. Source: GMInsideNews
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