Cadillac took some time last month to put the upcoming ATS through its paces at the Nürburgring as part of the vehicle's final development, and the company brought along a video crew to share the experience with the desk jockeys of the world.

The video after the jump is the first in a series orbiting around the newest model from Cadillac and its experience in Germany. We have to say that the machine looks plenty spritely busting through the apexes of the Nürburgring. Judging by the soundtrack, we'd say the four-door is rocking a well-exercised V6 under the hood.

That runs contrary to rumors that indicated that the ATS would arrive with a turbo four behind the headlights, though there's nothing saying that a smaller displacement option isn't still on the table. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself, and head over to the Cadillac Facebook page for more information on the upcoming clips.



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      Rick
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just like that it's NOT another BMW. Not that BMWs are wrong, there's just so many of them and they look so very similar to each other. To have (hopefully) a strong competitor, and US built, makes my heart sing. I hope Caddy pulls it off.
      whofan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Had to laugh when Jeremy Clarkston on Top Gear had to admit that the CTS was a "good car" (meaning a great car).
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't wait to see what how they follow the CTS. There is a lot riding on this car. Not only will it show that Cadillac is in fact a true player in the sport-luxury car business, but it will show that they are more than just a one-hit wonder. It will also show that GM has actually learned some very, very hard lessons when it comes to investing in their products. Also because the next-gen Camaro is based on this ATS platform, if the ATS doesn't live up to expectations, then the Camaro, which is quite a high-volume car, will also suffer. This is going to get interesting.
      Darnell Robeson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did he really say "it'll be the most entertaining vehicle in its segment" ??....wow! ...thats a serious claim
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Darnell Robeson
        They have the sources to back it up, though.
        Vettro
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Darnell Robeson
        Yeah it is also a very broad statement that can be interpreted in a lot of different ways. Seems like a typical marketing/business claim.
      mbukukanyau
      • 3 Years Ago
      It would seem I will have a new car to want soon
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      If the price is right, this could end up beating the 3 series off its lofty throne!!!
        kontroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Duane
        you can bet the price will be right...CTS is about $8000-10,000 less than a comparable 5 series, and if that ratio is maintained this wil SMOKE the Germans back into their Kraut barrel, not to mention what this will do to the anemic asians.
      DrEvil
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am really looking forward to the arrival of this car. Bring it on!!
      nvedamuthu
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing car. Amazing track.
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      Something tells me I'm not gonna be a 3-series man anymore
      john m
      • 3 Years Ago
      It sounds like a 6 cyl to me but I don't know for sure. I heard that the new 8 cyl will sound a little more "Ferrari like" so maybe that has something to do with it. I can't wait to see the finished product.
      :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      The pictures also give a very good idea on the overall shape vs the CTS. The front and rear over hang is very - very short. Awesome! Can't wait to see more.
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