For everybody expecting something as dramatic and edgy as the CTS Coupe, you might be a little disappointed here. When the CTS Coupe concept released back in '08, it had an obvious, "wow!" surprise factor. The integrated door handles, the lack of a B-pillar, the centered exhaust and that enormous butt all gave an appearance that instantly convinced you the car was going to literally wedge itself into auto history.
This car, not so much. It's still an attractive vehicle, and will hold the name as Cadillac's first ever compact luxury coupe, but essentially, it's just an ATS sedan without the rear doors. Let's do a quick dimensions comparison:
ATS Coupe: 183.6 inches long, 72.5 inches wide, 54.8 inches high, on a 109.3-inch wheelbase
ATS Sedan: 182.8 inches long, 71.1 inches wide, 55.9 inches high, on a 109.3-inch wheelbase
CTS Coupe: 188.5 inches long, 74.1 inches wide, 56.0 inches high, on a 113-inch wheelbase
CTS-V Sedan: 191.3 inches long, 72.5 wide, 57.3 inches high, on a 113.4-inch wheelbase
Key things to point out: Though the ATS Coupe is lower and wider, as coupes should be, it's slightly longer, unlike a coupe should be. What's up with that? Not that it will make a HUGE difference, but still.
Putting that aside, the car is otherwise geared toward performance fun. Cadillac claims it to be the lightest car in its segment, it can be had in a 2.0L turbo-four (with 295 lb-ft of torque - 14 percent more than the sedan engine) or a 3.6L six-cylinder, it has a 50-50 weight balance, magnetic ride control, independent rear suspension, front brembo brakes, underbelly aero plates, and available all-wheel drive.
In addition, the ATS Coupe is the first Caddy to sport the new crest, which drops the wreath. Expect this to hit shops this summer.