There's a new "ATS the Journey" video from Cadillac up on YouTube, called "Chapter One: Welcome to the Green Hell."

We saw the introductory video two weeks ago, and unfortunately, there's not much new to see in this one. We get some good looks at the exterior of the test mule, though for some reason one shot of the the car out on the course has the ATS blurred out.

Perhaps the best part of this new vid isn't the footage at all, but something that Chris Berube, lead development engineer, says: "If I had to describe the ATS to someone, I'd really focus on the low mass."

If Cadillac aims to produce a relevant BMW 3-Series fighter, that's certainly where we would start.

See the video after the jump.



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      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's good to see some competition to BMW.
      scott3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Less mass is good for two reasons. This platform will also under pin ATS and the next Camaro in 2015.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @scott3
        As early as 2013. The ATS will be out next year, the next generation Camaro will most likely be shown late next year.
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      RudyH
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just wish it didn't look like a Cadillac :( I wish they they didn't use ruler or straight edge for all their design work
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RudyH
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          Guy Inkägnētō
          • 3 Years Ago
          Especially Acura, which tried to emulate Art & Science with their "Keen Edge Dynamic" nonsense to no avail.
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RudyH
        Some people like that, unlike the bubble/buldge design of the Japanese and BMW.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Steve
        • 3 Years Ago
        columbianricer wrote: "Cadillac has yet to make anything that doesn't handle like a boat." The CTS-V "boat" will chew up and spit out your bland Asian sedans on any track, any time, any place without missing a beat. So obvious you don't know what you're talking about, dude.
          Adrian
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Steve
          Exactly. The CTS-V has magnetic ride suspension, which is far more advanced than anything on the TL or IS-F.
        eljay001
        • 3 Years Ago
        Personally, I just don't like the looks of either of those vehicles. If I'm going to spend ~$40k on something, I want to at least enjoy looking at it. Exterior design is more important to me than perceived brand "reliability" averages. I can't say I care for the G37 or TL interiors, either. Of course, like most people I haven't seen much of the ATS yet, so it remains to be seen if this car can interest me in this regard. It's got to be better than BMW's latest attempt at the 3-Series.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        The fact that you had to say that you're not trolling points to the fact that you ARE trolling. There's also the numerous number of "facts" that you say are in your comment, that really aren't facts.
        Eta Carinae
        • 3 Years Ago
        I tried to avoid replying to your stupid comments, but the aches feel the hell off as brand all together....who the hell would picK TL over a CTS to begin with ....also beside the coupe the G for infiniti is a family car........sorry :/
          Eta Carinae
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Eta Carinae
          Acura*
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Eta Carinae
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      flammablewater
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know what they mean by 'low mass', but for perspective, the current 335i sedan weighs in at a massive 3600lb.
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @flammablewater
        Yeah, but it also has a V6 and a sizable amount of technology/safety in it.
          Ak74
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Adrian
          I6 not the V6.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Adrian
          I'm talking about the ATS, by the way. Which, if it gets a turbo'd version of the 3.0, then it also had the weight of the turbo plumbing and everything else.
        flammablewater
        • 3 Years Ago
        @flammablewater
        It's the same size as a Corolla and 1000lb heavier.
          avatar-ds
          • 3 Years Ago
          @flammablewater
          It's much stiffer. Lots of thick steel to contain body twist in the corners and on bumps. Great torsional stiffness under stress is what differentiates premium cars from the lesser tin cans. Unfortunately that comes at a cost - either spend money on a proper sports car that uses a special body structure and lightweight materials, or accept the imminent increase in car's weight.
      Seven Eigh8 Si6
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cant wait!
      Pete
      • 3 Years Ago
      If its coming out next year, why cover it up with all the BS............
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pete
        You obviously miss the point of unveiling a car...
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pete
        Clearly you didn't watch BMW doing even more hype/swirly camouflage on the new 3-series than this.
      ramairjer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Need ATS-V info.
      4 String
      • 3 Years Ago
      American alternative to the champion 3-series. I'm fking stoked. Will this meet or exceed the 3 in handling/feedback? No other automaker has done it *quite* yet, and I'd be damn proud to have the Americans do it. In any case, more stellar choices in the entry luxury segment. Competition, ain't it grand?
      vince
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am really excited about this car, I hope I can afford it in a few years when my student loans are gone. Goose neck hinges for the trunk at 1:19 are lame tho, just nitpicking.
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