We're just a week away from the official reveal of the 2013 Cadillac ATS, but the Caddy crew is continuing to work through the winter to hone its 3 Series fighter.

These latest shots of the ATS show a production-spec fascia (albeit obscured by camo), along with road-ready headlamps, tail lamps and a pair of vertical LED fog lamps set low in the front bumper. You can also catch a glimpse of the inset dual exhausts, which we're assuming will be available on both the V6 and four-pot variants.

The overall exterior effect comes off as a more modern CTS mixed with the subtle refinement of the recently revealed XTS – a good thing to our eyes. Even better is the inclusion of the 270-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that's sure to give the revamped Audi A4 a run for its money in the performance and fuel efficiency department. Check the pics above to see a few more details and get ready to see the ATS uncovered and in the buff at next week's Detroit Auto Show.


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      Adrian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very excited to see the production version of this car. Hope the performance and interior quality lives up to what Cadillac has been teasing.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does anyone know if they're going to V the ATS? The V6 at over 300hp should still be a lot of fun, it's more the suspension tuning I'm wondering about.
        Chase
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        Yes. There have been multiple rumors of GM working on a turbo V6 with around 400 hp. Probably will be shared with the Corvette and trucks. Also the new-generation V8 with direct injection is in the works, so that's always a possibility. The current CTS-V was such a game changer that they'd be nuts not to do an ATS-V to directly compete with the M3.
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      I agree with the "more modern CTS" description. It does look a lot like a CTS and yet has some refinements that make it look a bit more up-to-date. It's a good look, at least in as much as we can tell despite the camo. I want to see the grille, I don't think I love it. It's smaller than the CTS one (proportionally) but I think Cadillac would do well to go a bit smaller still. It'll probably be okay, but could be better.
      charlie brown
      • 3 Years Ago
      CTS-V, 1 BMW M5, 0 hopefully ATS makes it 2-2 .....
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        You know, I'm beginning to think Fried_Rice and Silvy are the same person just doing this for the sake of entertainment in his miserable life. I mean, they DO comment in the same manner. Also, notice that he never once brought up Acura and Infiniti?
        • 3 Years Ago
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        jhott997
        • 3 Years Ago
        GM4Life: Are you kidding? Have you ever driven a BMW? Caddy is not even in the same ball field. The GM Fanboys make me laugh. Thank you.
          Xedicon
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jhott997
          Well to be fair the CTS-V is really really awesome to drive (friend of mine owns one). I've also driven a few BMWs, but none that "directly" compare to the V. Man I don't know - M3/M5 or V... M3/M5 or V... crap now I'm going to be awake all night!
      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW Audi Mercedes ! You better watch out Cadillac is about to become the "it" c segment luxury car :)
        jhott997
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        I highly doubt that.
          Eta Carinae
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jhott997
          ^^ to the both of you yall must be plain vanilla audi buyers, or ********* bmw ones.......pick your choice :) cadillac IS going to be the benchmark for this segment just wait and see lol
        MJC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        Not there yet...not even close. But it's awesome that they are potentially about to release a competitive entry into this segment for the first time ever.
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let me guess it's gonna look like CTS
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        Have you not seen Audi/BMW? All of their cars look the same, just in different sizes.
        Random Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        you can see the XTS style headlights and fog lights....
          Eta Carinae
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Random Guy
          So I guess BMW snd Audi can do it, but Cadillac can't......... -_-
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope this car will shake up the premium c segment Would like to see a twin turbo version of the 2.0 with around 330hp and the V series with a supercharged 3.6. It has alot of potential and i look forward to seeing the finsshed product before i comment on it unlike others who think they have xray vision and are already stating it looks like something else on the market
        Rotation
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob
        I don't think you'll see GM putting two turbos on an I-4. It just doesn't make any sense. If a twin-scroll turbo (as they already have) can't do it, then go fully variable (like Porsche) or just go up to a V6.
        kcroc10077
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob
        From what I've read the 330 hp variant will be a turbo six and the "V" will get a V-8. Not sure if that's accurate or not though.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kcroc10077
          Why turbo a V6 to 330hp when they already have an N/A 3.6L V6 making 323hp?
        Autoblogist
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob
        Twin turbos on a 4 cylinder is impractical, not to mention overkill. That's a turbo for 2 cylinders. The only way it would be done is sequential turbos and that's another obstacle in itself. I 'm still bullish on a TT V6 for the ATS-V.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob
        I dont know about having a twin turbo variant of the 4 pot making 330hp. That is pretty much exactly what the D.I 3.6L V6 makes in some trims, and if it makes it into this car (fingers crossed) then there wont make much sense having a turbo 4 more powerful than the plentifully adequate 270hp one.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can think of plenty of GM's engines that could find their way under the ATS's hood. Entry level: 180hp 2.4 (or whatever mediocre output NA 4 cylinder they have) Slightly better: 220hp 2.0T from the Regal Turbo Already confirmed: 270hp 2.0T from the Regal GS Premium sporty model: 330hp 3.6DI from the CTS or Camaro ATS-V possibility 1: 400+hp 3.6TT ATS-V possibility 2: 426hp LS3 (because we all know that small blocks can be shoved into god damn near anything with an engine bay)
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        ...Of course, other markets may very well get their own diesel options. And offering coupe, sedan, wagon, and convertible body styles would be wise, as would having a DCT and 6spd manual available on all levels. Offer it up right, and this ATS could light this segment ablaze. Dont screw this one up, GM!
        Chase
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        There are 3 confirmed motors: The 2.5L I4 with DI & VVT (190 hp in the next Malibu) The 270 hp 2.0L Turbo with DI & VVT (Not from the Regal GS -- its an all-new motor that will also appear in the Malibu) The 3.6L V6 with DI & VVT (CTS and Camaro) A V6 Turbo rumor has popped up for both the ATS-V and as a truck motor. Makes sense since Ford's Ecoboost took off.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        It won't be the LS3. It'll most likely be the next generation small block. I don't think they'll be using a twin turbo version of the V6.
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 3 Years Ago
      A smaller and lighter CTS with the 3.6 possibly? Where do I sign?
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      That grill looks exactly like Merc's..
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex
        If you think this looks like an MB grille, you need glasses. The only thing similar is the big badge in the middle.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex
        If you mean that it's a grill and has a badge in the middle, then yes, it looks exactly like it. Other than that, it really looks nothing like a Mercedes-Benz grille.
        trzjax
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex
        It is Mercedes grill but with vertical lines.
          kontroll
          • 3 Years Ago
          @trzjax
          this is a proprietary grille design for the Cadillac, it is a natural extension of the current CTS grille.The Cadillac grille is predominantly a horizontal look, so therefore is you were joking then your comments is taken as such, but if you were serious then you have a grille identity problem
          Adrian
          • 3 Years Ago
          @trzjax
          You need glasses, too.
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