General Motors has released the third installment of the company's mini web series on the Cadillac ATS and its development at the Nürburgring. The latest video takes us around the infamous German track with Adam Dean, Cadillac ride and handling engineer, behind the wheel. Dean gives us an in-depth look at what's like to sling the new baby Cadillac around one of the world's most challenging road courses at speed. We can't imagine too many ATS buyers will be caning their sedan around a race track, but it's good to know the vehicle can hold its own just the same.

Will GM's efforts on Green Hell help the ATS take on hardware from BMW and Mercedes-Benz? We'll just have to wait to find out. Word has it the vehicle will debut with the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will eventually show up in the likes of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and next-generation Chevrolet Impala. The lump should produce somewhere between 270 and 280 horsepower. That should be plenty for a small luxury sedan. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      aacfx09
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very exciting video, I liked the commentary and how the driver described exactly what he was doing while rounding the track. I still have to go though!
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        Josh
        • 3 Years Ago
        You have no idea what you're talking about, kid.
        kontroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        mindboggling how idiots like you ,comment with absolutely no clue to what automotive knowledge is all about. Your comments are just a verbal defecation on this fairly decent forum, expecting others to step into it, and that just about summes up your contribution to the community. I guess every forum needs a court jester like you
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        Oh look, it's Fried_Rice (or his equally evil twin) posting more anti-GM stuff. Nobody takes you seriously.
      techie69
      • 3 Years Ago
      The good spy shots give a glimpse the interior is palatable for the American market but not ready yet for prime time world markets with its buick luxury look instead of a tastefull, elegant design like in the Merc, Audi, Jag...
        Hazdaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @techie69
        LOL Merc?!? Mercedes makes some of the worse interiors in the industry and you're calling them "tastefull" (sic) and "elegant"?!? I'd put Cadillac's interior in the CTS up against anyone in its price range and this ATS looks to be at least as good. Audi has the nicest interiors in the business, but I wouldn't put new Cadillacs that far behind them.... and at least a generation ahead of anything Mercedes or BMW is offering right now.
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      It good to see that american cars stepping up their standards, but Caddy will never beat BMW. So many brads try so hard but never can overtake BMW history of sports cars that was being build for so many years now. Always like to see competition though.
      citidriver
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm really impressed with the development of Cadillac's drivetrains and chassis'. Too bad it'll end up in thier present styling language. Aren't those steering wheel spokes kinda thick?
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @citidriver
        It's your opinion. To me, it beats the bubble aero shape that every Euro/Japanese luxury maker is going to.
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      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wish they would put the Cruze's diesel in it...that would be one hell of a daily driver!
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        Why don't we put diesels on the horse carriages near central park. Quit your griping diesels will NEVER proliferate the american automotive landscape, get over it.
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      johnb
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a feeling this is going to be quite a car. When are we going to see pictures of it in final production form?
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      MattX
      • 3 Years Ago
      I ran two laps on this track back in 2007, but it was raining in parts. They tell you repeatedly about how much it costs if you crash, and that it will get you fined, etc, which can curb your enthusiasm a bit... but it was still one of the coolest things I ever got to do. I would like to run something besides my A3 TDI rental as well... you can rent cars in the area, just got to have the balls and/or the cash.
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