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Rookie Cadillac ATS vs. the Entry Luxury League

CarsDirect.com ATS AT BAT *** *** *** CADILLAC ATS TAKES ON THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE There's a new player on the entry-level luxury field. Cadillac bills the all-new 2013 ATS as a world-class entry-level luxury sport sedan that will turn this playing field upside down forever. But there are plenty of established competitors in this league. Here's how the rookie ATS stacks up against the key players. INFINITI G37 LEXUS IS 350 MERCEDES-BENZ C350 CADILLAC ATS BMW 3351 AUDI A4 THE MVP CENTER FIELD SHORTSTOP FIRST BASE THE ROOKIE PITCHER Power 318 [email protected] 6,800 rpm 267 Ib-ft of torque @4,900 rpm (V6) Curb Welght Est. 3,500 lbs. 306 hp @ 5800 rpm 295 Ib-ft torque @ 1,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,494 Ibs. Power 327 hp @7,000 rpm 269 Ib-ft torque @ 5,200 rpm Curb Weight Power 306 hp @6,400 rpm 277 Ib-ft torque @4,800 rpm Curb Weight Power 302 hp @ 6,500 rpm 273 Ib-t torque @ 3,500 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 211 [email protected],300-6,000 rpm 258 lb-ft torque @ 1,500-4,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 0-60 mph Est. 5 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.6 seconds 0-60 mph 5.9 seconds 3,628 Ibs 3,527 Ibs. 0-60 mph 59 seconds THE LINE UP HOW THEY COMPARE: Benchmark of the league Brilliant balance of performance, luxury and cache To be determined Status symbol Natural athlete Solidly well-rounded Mature and sensible Comfortable, high-quality and luxurious Best reliability and lowest cost of Tuned on Distinct focus on A sculpted body to die for CLAIM TO Nurburgring Hopes are high, but nothing is proven High horsepower and great handling Does everything well, but nothing to tangible luxury The only player still rocking a hood FAME Quattro AWD makes weather a More awards than ornament non-issue any sports sedan in history an extreme ownership Prediction: 83% 72% 56% 75% 58% The 2.0 Ecotec Turbo will be most popular of buyers buy 3-series sedans of buyers go for sedan in Journey of buyers choose RWD + Navigation of buyers choose the sedan of buyers choose sedan + Quattro MOST POPULAR EQUIPMENT Coupe and wagon Next 3-series coupe will carry 4-series trim trim AWD Only one trim: Sport Sport and Limited trims also available rumored in AWD also available, 113% of sales are future years with or without Avant wagons, the name rest are FWD sedans nav AVERAGE UNITS SOLD PER YEAR COFF THE FIELD BALL I STRIKE 2 3 OUT 8 4 5 6 Total These entry-lux all-stars have hobnobbed with some famous drivers: GUEST HOME NCAIL C. HA BMW 3-series 2006-2011 (previous generation)* COS5 110k "Sales numbers for all new 2012 not available AANARD TOMIE Infiniti G37 Sedan 2007-2011 (current generation) 60k OM3 2003-2006 (previous generation) 66k MLEY CYRUS Mercedes-Benz C350 2009-2011 (current generation) 60k 2001-2008 (previous generation) OG35 COUPE 64k Audi A4 PLAYMATE 2009-2011 (current generation) 35k 2006-2008 (previous generation) IS-F 46k How Popular Will the Cadillac ATS Be? Lexus IS 350 We'll have to wait and see... 2006-2011 (current generation) 43k 2002-2005 (previous generation) 15k OC-CLASS (In Thousands) 100 20 40 60 80 CDRINKING MPG CITY MPG HWY MPG COMBINED HABITS Cadillac >30 (predicted) 23 23 BMW 33 26 Infiniti 27 22 Lexus 19 27 22 Mercedes 20 29 23 Audi 22 30 25 1977 BMW 3-series Gen 1 (E21) The car that started the 1982 Cadillac Cimmaron A flop unfondly remembered The official car of the for decades 1988 BMW 3-series First M3 Considered the purest M3 ever. 1984 BMW 3-series Gen 2 (E30) In the beginning. 1977-1990 entry sport-lus 30s Yuppie. GENESIS OF THE LEAGUE 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ATS debuts Cadillac seeks out to prove itself at last in the compact space ATS Gen 4 (E46) A beauty. To many, the last "classic" 3-series. • Gen 5 (E90) • E90 M3 debuts The "Bangled BMW remained as popular as ever. • E36 M3 debuts • Gen 6 (F30) Will the legend live on? • Gen 3 (E36) • E46 M3 debuts The 3-series hits its stride. 3-series hatch debuts A failed experiment; discontinued in 1999 335i • G20 introduced „But everyone thought it was just a fancy Sentra. • G35 introduced Finally, a North American Skyline. • G20 refreshed G37 introduced A tasteful evolution. • G25 option debuts • IPL G37 Coupe debuts G37 • SportCross hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 Gen 2 (XE20) Refined and grown up... iS-F convertible but getting old. • First • 1S-C Gen 1 (XE10) Unabashedly Asian, a bold sporty departure for Lexus. debuts IS350 • Gen 1 (W202) The Baby Benz is born." • C36 AMG debuts • Gen 2 (W203) Unloved but impactful. • C55 AMG debuts Gen 3 (W204) The C gets its groove back. • 063 AMG debuts • C-class hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 C350 •C32 AMG debuts • Gen 1 (B5) First A4 Avant The car that saved Audi in the U.S. • Gen 3 (B7) A major update. Gen 4 (B8) Bigger, stronger, faster than ever. • Gen 2 (B6) (wagon) Short-lived but well-regarded. OFirst S4 • First American RS4 A4 • First A4 Cabriolet Sources: CarsDirect.com proprietary data, Autodata Solutions proprietary data, FuelEconomy.gov, CelebrityCarsBlog.com CarsDirect.con For more information about the vehicles featured, visit www.carsdirect.com. Experience true no-hassle car buying today. CarsDirect.com Vehicle Experts are ready to help you find the car of your dreams at the best price. Visit www.carsdirect.com to get started today! CarsDirect.com ATS AT BAT *** *** *** CADILLAC ATS TAKES ON THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE There's a new player on the entry-level luxury field. Cadillac bills the all-new 2013 ATS as a world-class entry-level luxury sport sedan that will turn this playing field upside down forever. But there are plenty of established competitors in this league. Here's how the rookie ATS stacks up against the key players. INFINITI G37 LEXUS IS 350 MERCEDES-BENZ C350 CADILLAC ATS BMW 3351 AUDI A4 THE MVP CENTER FIELD SHORTSTOP FIRST BASE THE ROOKIE PITCHER Power 318 [email protected] 6,800 rpm 267 Ib-ft of torque @4,900 rpm (V6) Curb Welght Est. 3,500 lbs. 306 hp @ 5800 rpm 295 Ib-ft torque @ 1,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,494 Ibs. Power 327 hp @7,000 rpm 269 Ib-ft torque @ 5,200 rpm Curb Weight Power 306 hp @6,400 rpm 277 Ib-ft torque @4,800 rpm Curb Weight Power 302 hp @ 6,500 rpm 273 Ib-t torque @ 3,500 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 211 [email protected],300-6,000 rpm 258 lb-ft torque @ 1,500-4,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 0-60 mph Est. 5 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.6 seconds 0-60 mph 5.9 seconds 3,628 Ibs 3,527 Ibs. 0-60 mph 59 seconds THE LINE UP HOW THEY COMPARE: Benchmark of the league Brilliant balance of performance, luxury and cache To be determined Status symbol Natural athlete Solidly well-rounded Mature and sensible Comfortable, high-quality and luxurious Best reliability and lowest cost of Tuned on Distinct focus on A sculpted body to die for CLAIM TO Nurburgring Hopes are high, but nothing is proven High horsepower and great handling Does everything well, but nothing to tangible luxury The only player still rocking a hood FAME Quattro AWD makes weather a More awards than ornament non-issue any sports sedan in history an extreme ownership Prediction: 83% 72% 56% 75% 58% The 2.0 Ecotec Turbo will be most popular of buyers buy 3-series sedans of buyers go for sedan in Journey of buyers choose RWD + Navigation of buyers choose the sedan of buyers choose sedan + Quattro MOST POPULAR EQUIPMENT Coupe and wagon Next 3-series coupe will carry 4-series trim trim AWD Only one trim: Sport Sport and Limited trims also available rumored in AWD also available, 113% of sales are future years with or without Avant wagons, the name rest are FWD sedans nav AVERAGE UNITS SOLD PER YEAR COFF THE FIELD BALL I STRIKE 2 3 OUT 8 4 5 6 Total These entry-lux all-stars have hobnobbed with some famous drivers: GUEST HOME NCAIL C. HA BMW 3-series 2006-2011 (previous generation)* COS5 110k "Sales numbers for all new 2012 not available AANARD TOMIE Infiniti G37 Sedan 2007-2011 (current generation) 60k OM3 2003-2006 (previous generation) 66k MLEY CYRUS Mercedes-Benz C350 2009-2011 (current generation) 60k 2001-2008 (previous generation) OG35 COUPE 64k Audi A4 PLAYMATE 2009-2011 (current generation) 35k 2006-2008 (previous generation) IS-F 46k How Popular Will the Cadillac ATS Be? Lexus IS 350 We'll have to wait and see... 2006-2011 (current generation) 43k 2002-2005 (previous generation) 15k OC-CLASS (In Thousands) 100 20 40 60 80 CDRINKING MPG CITY MPG HWY MPG COMBINED HABITS Cadillac >30 (predicted) 23 23 BMW 33 26 Infiniti 27 22 Lexus 19 27 22 Mercedes 20 29 23 Audi 22 30 25 1977 BMW 3-series Gen 1 (E21) The car that started the 1982 Cadillac Cimmaron A flop unfondly remembered The official car of the for decades 1988 BMW 3-series First M3 Considered the purest M3 ever. 1984 BMW 3-series Gen 2 (E30) In the beginning. 1977-1990 entry sport-lus 30s Yuppie. GENESIS OF THE LEAGUE 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ATS debuts Cadillac seeks out to prove itself at last in the compact space ATS Gen 4 (E46) A beauty. To many, the last "classic" 3-series. • Gen 5 (E90) • E90 M3 debuts The "Bangled BMW remained as popular as ever. • E36 M3 debuts • Gen 6 (F30) Will the legend live on? • Gen 3 (E36) • E46 M3 debuts The 3-series hits its stride. 3-series hatch debuts A failed experiment; discontinued in 1999 335i • G20 introduced „But everyone thought it was just a fancy Sentra. • G35 introduced Finally, a North American Skyline. • G20 refreshed G37 introduced A tasteful evolution. • G25 option debuts • IPL G37 Coupe debuts G37 • SportCross hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 Gen 2 (XE20) Refined and grown up... iS-F convertible but getting old. • First • 1S-C Gen 1 (XE10) Unabashedly Asian, a bold sporty departure for Lexus. debuts IS350 • Gen 1 (W202) The Baby Benz is born." • C36 AMG debuts • Gen 2 (W203) Unloved but impactful. • C55 AMG debuts Gen 3 (W204) The C gets its groove back. • 063 AMG debuts • C-class hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 C350 •C32 AMG debuts • Gen 1 (B5) First A4 Avant The car that saved Audi in the U.S. • Gen 3 (B7) A major update. Gen 4 (B8) Bigger, stronger, faster than ever. • Gen 2 (B6) (wagon) Short-lived but well-regarded. OFirst S4 • First American RS4 A4 • First A4 Cabriolet Sources: CarsDirect.com proprietary data, Autodata Solutions proprietary data, FuelEconomy.gov, CelebrityCarsBlog.com CarsDirect.con For more information about the vehicles featured, visit www.carsdirect.com. Experience true no-hassle car buying today. CarsDirect.com Vehicle Experts are ready to help you find the car of your dreams at the best price. Visit www.carsdirect.com to get started today! CarsDirect.com ATS AT BAT *** *** *** CADILLAC ATS TAKES ON THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE There's a new player on the entry-level luxury field. Cadillac bills the all-new 2013 ATS as a world-class entry-level luxury sport sedan that will turn this playing field upside down forever. But there are plenty of established competitors in this league. Here's how the rookie ATS stacks up against the key players. INFINITI G37 LEXUS IS 350 MERCEDES-BENZ C350 CADILLAC ATS BMW 3351 AUDI A4 THE MVP CENTER FIELD SHORTSTOP FIRST BASE THE ROOKIE PITCHER Power 318 [email protected] 6,800 rpm 267 Ib-ft of torque @4,900 rpm (V6) Curb Welght Est. 3,500 lbs. 306 hp @ 5800 rpm 295 Ib-ft torque @ 1,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,494 Ibs. Power 327 hp @7,000 rpm 269 Ib-ft torque @ 5,200 rpm Curb Weight Power 306 hp @6,400 rpm 277 Ib-ft torque @4,800 rpm Curb Weight Power 302 hp @ 6,500 rpm 273 Ib-t torque @ 3,500 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 211 [email protected],300-6,000 rpm 258 lb-ft torque @ 1,500-4,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 0-60 mph Est. 5 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.6 seconds 0-60 mph 5.9 seconds 3,628 Ibs 3,527 Ibs. 0-60 mph 59 seconds THE LINE UP HOW THEY COMPARE: Benchmark of the league Brilliant balance of performance, luxury and cache To be determined Status symbol Natural athlete Solidly well-rounded Mature and sensible Comfortable, high-quality and luxurious Best reliability and lowest cost of Tuned on Distinct focus on A sculpted body to die for CLAIM TO Nurburgring Hopes are high, but nothing is proven High horsepower and great handling Does everything well, but nothing to tangible luxury The only player still rocking a hood FAME Quattro AWD makes weather a More awards than ornament non-issue any sports sedan in history an extreme ownership Prediction: 83% 72% 56% 75% 58% The 2.0 Ecotec Turbo will be most popular of buyers buy 3-series sedans of buyers go for sedan in Journey of buyers choose RWD + Navigation of buyers choose the sedan of buyers choose sedan + Quattro MOST POPULAR EQUIPMENT Coupe and wagon Next 3-series coupe will carry 4-series trim trim AWD Only one trim: Sport Sport and Limited trims also available rumored in AWD also available, 113% of sales are future years with or without Avant wagons, the name rest are FWD sedans nav AVERAGE UNITS SOLD PER YEAR COFF THE FIELD BALL I STRIKE 2 3 OUT 8 4 5 6 Total These entry-lux all-stars have hobnobbed with some famous drivers: GUEST HOME NCAIL C. HA BMW 3-series 2006-2011 (previous generation)* COS5 110k "Sales numbers for all new 2012 not available AANARD TOMIE Infiniti G37 Sedan 2007-2011 (current generation) 60k OM3 2003-2006 (previous generation) 66k MLEY CYRUS Mercedes-Benz C350 2009-2011 (current generation) 60k 2001-2008 (previous generation) OG35 COUPE 64k Audi A4 PLAYMATE 2009-2011 (current generation) 35k 2006-2008 (previous generation) IS-F 46k How Popular Will the Cadillac ATS Be? Lexus IS 350 We'll have to wait and see... 2006-2011 (current generation) 43k 2002-2005 (previous generation) 15k OC-CLASS (In Thousands) 100 20 40 60 80 CDRINKING MPG CITY MPG HWY MPG COMBINED HABITS Cadillac >30 (predicted) 23 23 BMW 33 26 Infiniti 27 22 Lexus 19 27 22 Mercedes 20 29 23 Audi 22 30 25 1977 BMW 3-series Gen 1 (E21) The car that started the 1982 Cadillac Cimmaron A flop unfondly remembered The official car of the for decades 1988 BMW 3-series First M3 Considered the purest M3 ever. 1984 BMW 3-series Gen 2 (E30) In the beginning. 1977-1990 entry sport-lus 30s Yuppie. GENESIS OF THE LEAGUE 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ATS debuts Cadillac seeks out to prove itself at last in the compact space ATS Gen 4 (E46) A beauty. To many, the last "classic" 3-series. • Gen 5 (E90) • E90 M3 debuts The "Bangled BMW remained as popular as ever. • E36 M3 debuts • Gen 6 (F30) Will the legend live on? • Gen 3 (E36) • E46 M3 debuts The 3-series hits its stride. 3-series hatch debuts A failed experiment; discontinued in 1999 335i • G20 introduced „But everyone thought it was just a fancy Sentra. • G35 introduced Finally, a North American Skyline. • G20 refreshed G37 introduced A tasteful evolution. • G25 option debuts • IPL G37 Coupe debuts G37 • SportCross hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 Gen 2 (XE20) Refined and grown up... iS-F convertible but getting old. • First • 1S-C Gen 1 (XE10) Unabashedly Asian, a bold sporty departure for Lexus. debuts IS350 • Gen 1 (W202) The Baby Benz is born." • C36 AMG debuts • Gen 2 (W203) Unloved but impactful. • C55 AMG debuts Gen 3 (W204) The C gets its groove back. • 063 AMG debuts • C-class hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 C350 •C32 AMG debuts • Gen 1 (B5) First A4 Avant The car that saved Audi in the U.S. • Gen 3 (B7) A major update. Gen 4 (B8) Bigger, stronger, faster than ever. • Gen 2 (B6) (wagon) Short-lived but well-regarded. OFirst S4 • First American RS4 A4 • First A4 Cabriolet Sources: CarsDirect.com proprietary data, Autodata Solutions proprietary data, FuelEconomy.gov, CelebrityCarsBlog.com CarsDirect.con For more information about the vehicles featured, visit www.carsdirect.com. Experience true no-hassle car buying today. CarsDirect.com Vehicle Experts are ready to help you find the car of your dreams at the best price. Visit www.carsdirect.com to get started today! CarsDirect.com ATS AT BAT *** *** *** CADILLAC ATS TAKES ON THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE There's a new player on the entry-level luxury field. Cadillac bills the all-new 2013 ATS as a world-class entry-level luxury sport sedan that will turn this playing field upside down forever. But there are plenty of established competitors in this league. Here's how the rookie ATS stacks up against the key players. INFINITI G37 LEXUS IS 350 MERCEDES-BENZ C350 CADILLAC ATS BMW 3351 AUDI A4 THE MVP CENTER FIELD SHORTSTOP FIRST BASE THE ROOKIE PITCHER Power 318 [email protected] 6,800 rpm 267 Ib-ft of torque @4,900 rpm (V6) Curb Welght Est. 3,500 lbs. 306 hp @ 5800 rpm 295 Ib-ft torque @ 1,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,494 Ibs. Power 327 hp @7,000 rpm 269 Ib-ft torque @ 5,200 rpm Curb Weight Power 306 hp @6,400 rpm 277 Ib-ft torque @4,800 rpm Curb Weight Power 302 hp @ 6,500 rpm 273 Ib-t torque @ 3,500 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 211 [email protected],300-6,000 rpm 258 lb-ft torque @ 1,500-4,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 0-60 mph Est. 5 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.6 seconds 0-60 mph 5.9 seconds 3,628 Ibs 3,527 Ibs. 0-60 mph 59 seconds THE LINE UP HOW THEY COMPARE: Benchmark of the league Brilliant balance of performance, luxury and cache To be determined Status symbol Natural athlete Solidly well-rounded Mature and sensible Comfortable, high-quality and luxurious Best reliability and lowest cost of Tuned on Distinct focus on A sculpted body to die for CLAIM TO Nurburgring Hopes are high, but nothing is proven High horsepower and great handling Does everything well, but nothing to tangible luxury The only player still rocking a hood FAME Quattro AWD makes weather a More awards than ornament non-issue any sports sedan in history an extreme ownership Prediction: 83% 72% 56% 75% 58% The 2.0 Ecotec Turbo will be most popular of buyers buy 3-series sedans of buyers go for sedan in Journey of buyers choose RWD + Navigation of buyers choose the sedan of buyers choose sedan + Quattro MOST POPULAR EQUIPMENT Coupe and wagon Next 3-series coupe will carry 4-series trim trim AWD Only one trim: Sport Sport and Limited trims also available rumored in AWD also available, 113% of sales are future years with or without Avant wagons, the name rest are FWD sedans nav AVERAGE UNITS SOLD PER YEAR COFF THE FIELD BALL I STRIKE 2 3 OUT 8 4 5 6 Total These entry-lux all-stars have hobnobbed with some famous drivers: GUEST HOME NCAIL C. HA BMW 3-series 2006-2011 (previous generation)* COS5 110k "Sales numbers for all new 2012 not available AANARD TOMIE Infiniti G37 Sedan 2007-2011 (current generation) 60k OM3 2003-2006 (previous generation) 66k MLEY CYRUS Mercedes-Benz C350 2009-2011 (current generation) 60k 2001-2008 (previous generation) OG35 COUPE 64k Audi A4 PLAYMATE 2009-2011 (current generation) 35k 2006-2008 (previous generation) IS-F 46k How Popular Will the Cadillac ATS Be? Lexus IS 350 We'll have to wait and see... 2006-2011 (current generation) 43k 2002-2005 (previous generation) 15k OC-CLASS (In Thousands) 100 20 40 60 80 CDRINKING MPG CITY MPG HWY MPG COMBINED HABITS Cadillac >30 (predicted) 23 23 BMW 33 26 Infiniti 27 22 Lexus 19 27 22 Mercedes 20 29 23 Audi 22 30 25 1977 BMW 3-series Gen 1 (E21) The car that started the 1982 Cadillac Cimmaron A flop unfondly remembered The official car of the for decades 1988 BMW 3-series First M3 Considered the purest M3 ever. 1984 BMW 3-series Gen 2 (E30) In the beginning. 1977-1990 entry sport-lus 30s Yuppie. GENESIS OF THE LEAGUE 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ATS debuts Cadillac seeks out to prove itself at last in the compact space ATS Gen 4 (E46) A beauty. To many, the last "classic" 3-series. • Gen 5 (E90) • E90 M3 debuts The "Bangled BMW remained as popular as ever. • E36 M3 debuts • Gen 6 (F30) Will the legend live on? • Gen 3 (E36) • E46 M3 debuts The 3-series hits its stride. 3-series hatch debuts A failed experiment; discontinued in 1999 335i • G20 introduced „But everyone thought it was just a fancy Sentra. • G35 introduced Finally, a North American Skyline. • G20 refreshed G37 introduced A tasteful evolution. • G25 option debuts • IPL G37 Coupe debuts G37 • SportCross hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 Gen 2 (XE20) Refined and grown up... iS-F convertible but getting old. • First • 1S-C Gen 1 (XE10) Unabashedly Asian, a bold sporty departure for Lexus. debuts IS350 • Gen 1 (W202) The Baby Benz is born." • C36 AMG debuts • Gen 2 (W203) Unloved but impactful. • C55 AMG debuts Gen 3 (W204) The C gets its groove back. • 063 AMG debuts • C-class hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 C350 •C32 AMG debuts • Gen 1 (B5) First A4 Avant The car that saved Audi in the U.S. • Gen 3 (B7) A major update. Gen 4 (B8) Bigger, stronger, faster than ever. • Gen 2 (B6) (wagon) Short-lived but well-regarded. OFirst S4 • First American RS4 A4 • First A4 Cabriolet Sources: CarsDirect.com proprietary data, Autodata Solutions proprietary data, FuelEconomy.gov, CelebrityCarsBlog.com CarsDirect.con For more information about the vehicles featured, visit www.carsdirect.com. Experience true no-hassle car buying today. CarsDirect.com Vehicle Experts are ready to help you find the car of your dreams at the best price. Visit www.carsdirect.com to get started today! CarsDirect.com ATS AT BAT *** *** *** CADILLAC ATS TAKES ON THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE There's a new player on the entry-level luxury field. Cadillac bills the all-new 2013 ATS as a world-class entry-level luxury sport sedan that will turn this playing field upside down forever. But there are plenty of established competitors in this league. Here's how the rookie ATS stacks up against the key players. INFINITI G37 LEXUS IS 350 MERCEDES-BENZ C350 CADILLAC ATS BMW 3351 AUDI A4 THE MVP CENTER FIELD SHORTSTOP FIRST BASE THE ROOKIE PITCHER Power 318 [email protected] 6,800 rpm 267 Ib-ft of torque @4,900 rpm (V6) Curb Welght Est. 3,500 lbs. 306 hp @ 5800 rpm 295 Ib-ft torque @ 1,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,494 Ibs. Power 327 hp @7,000 rpm 269 Ib-ft torque @ 5,200 rpm Curb Weight Power 306 hp @6,400 rpm 277 Ib-ft torque @4,800 rpm Curb Weight Power 302 hp @ 6,500 rpm 273 Ib-t torque @ 3,500 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 211 [email protected],300-6,000 rpm 258 lb-ft torque @ 1,500-4,200 rpm Curb Weight 3,615 Ibs. 0-60 mph Est. 5 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph 5.6 seconds 0-60 mph 5.9 seconds 3,628 Ibs 3,527 Ibs. 0-60 mph 59 seconds THE LINE UP HOW THEY COMPARE: Benchmark of the league Brilliant balance of performance, luxury and cache To be determined Status symbol Natural athlete Solidly well-rounded Mature and sensible Comfortable, high-quality and luxurious Best reliability and lowest cost of Tuned on Distinct focus on A sculpted body to die for CLAIM TO Nurburgring Hopes are high, but nothing is proven High horsepower and great handling Does everything well, but nothing to tangible luxury The only player still rocking a hood FAME Quattro AWD makes weather a More awards than ornament non-issue any sports sedan in history an extreme ownership Prediction: 83% 72% 56% 75% 58% The 2.0 Ecotec Turbo will be most popular of buyers buy 3-series sedans of buyers go for sedan in Journey of buyers choose RWD + Navigation of buyers choose the sedan of buyers choose sedan + Quattro MOST POPULAR EQUIPMENT Coupe and wagon Next 3-series coupe will carry 4-series trim trim AWD Only one trim: Sport Sport and Limited trims also available rumored in AWD also available, 113% of sales are future years with or without Avant wagons, the name rest are FWD sedans nav AVERAGE UNITS SOLD PER YEAR COFF THE FIELD BALL I STRIKE 2 3 OUT 8 4 5 6 Total These entry-lux all-stars have hobnobbed with some famous drivers: GUEST HOME NCAIL C. HA BMW 3-series 2006-2011 (previous generation)* COS5 110k "Sales numbers for all new 2012 not available AANARD TOMIE Infiniti G37 Sedan 2007-2011 (current generation) 60k OM3 2003-2006 (previous generation) 66k MLEY CYRUS Mercedes-Benz C350 2009-2011 (current generation) 60k 2001-2008 (previous generation) OG35 COUPE 64k Audi A4 PLAYMATE 2009-2011 (current generation) 35k 2006-2008 (previous generation) IS-F 46k How Popular Will the Cadillac ATS Be? Lexus IS 350 We'll have to wait and see... 2006-2011 (current generation) 43k 2002-2005 (previous generation) 15k OC-CLASS (In Thousands) 100 20 40 60 80 CDRINKING MPG CITY MPG HWY MPG COMBINED HABITS Cadillac >30 (predicted) 23 23 BMW 33 26 Infiniti 27 22 Lexus 19 27 22 Mercedes 20 29 23 Audi 22 30 25 1977 BMW 3-series Gen 1 (E21) The car that started the 1982 Cadillac Cimmaron A flop unfondly remembered The official car of the for decades 1988 BMW 3-series First M3 Considered the purest M3 ever. 1984 BMW 3-series Gen 2 (E30) In the beginning. 1977-1990 entry sport-lus 30s Yuppie. GENESIS OF THE LEAGUE 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ATS debuts Cadillac seeks out to prove itself at last in the compact space ATS Gen 4 (E46) A beauty. To many, the last "classic" 3-series. • Gen 5 (E90) • E90 M3 debuts The "Bangled BMW remained as popular as ever. • E36 M3 debuts • Gen 6 (F30) Will the legend live on? • Gen 3 (E36) • E46 M3 debuts The 3-series hits its stride. 3-series hatch debuts A failed experiment; discontinued in 1999 335i • G20 introduced „But everyone thought it was just a fancy Sentra. • G35 introduced Finally, a North American Skyline. • G20 refreshed G37 introduced A tasteful evolution. • G25 option debuts • IPL G37 Coupe debuts G37 • SportCross hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 Gen 2 (XE20) Refined and grown up... iS-F convertible but getting old. • First • 1S-C Gen 1 (XE10) Unabashedly Asian, a bold sporty departure for Lexus. debuts IS350 • Gen 1 (W202) The Baby Benz is born." • C36 AMG debuts • Gen 2 (W203) Unloved but impactful. • C55 AMG debuts Gen 3 (W204) The C gets its groove back. • 063 AMG debuts • C-class hatchback debuts Discontinued in 2006 C350 •C32 AMG debuts • Gen 1 (B5) First A4 Avant The car that saved Audi in the U.S. • Gen 3 (B7) A major update. Gen 4 (B8) Bigger, stronger, faster than ever. • Gen 2 (B6) (wagon) Short-lived but well-regarded. OFirst S4 • First American RS4 A4 • First A4 Cabriolet Sources: CarsDirect.com proprietary data, Autodata Solutions proprietary data, FuelEconomy.gov, CelebrityCarsBlog.com CarsDirect.con For more information about the vehicles featured, visit www.carsdirect.com. Experience true no-hassle car buying today. CarsDirect.com Vehicle Experts are ready to help you find the car of your dreams at the best price. Visit www.carsdirect.com to get started today!

Rookie Cadillac ATS vs. the Entry Luxury League

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Major League Baseball season officially starts next week. With that in mind, we took a look at a playing field in the car world that’s heating up this year: the entry-level luxury car field. The Cad...

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