Report: Cadillac considering two-seat roadster based on the 2013 ATS

According to Cadillac insiders that spoke with Inside Line at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, Cadillac is considering a small two-seat roadster that will compete with the likes of the BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Click here for our original post on theĀ Cadillac ATS.

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Sources say that the model will used the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the new 2013 Cadillac ATS and will feature many of the same powertrain configurations.

No details on when the Caddy roadster will be released.

Refresher: The 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan will go on sale later this year and will come with a choice of three engine units. The based model will carry a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo engine making 270-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A 2.5 liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder will also be available, making 200-hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. The top-of-the-line Cadillac ATS will be powered by a 3.6 liter V6 making 318-hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Prices will be announced closer to launch.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Inside Line