2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6L goes from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds

Cadillac spent a lot of time on race tracks around the globe, including Road America, Road Atlanta, Phoenix International Raceway and the Nurburgring in Germany to enhance the 2013 Cadillac ATS’ ride and handling and engine tuning.

The 3.6L model is expected to have a 0-60 mph acceleration time of well below six seconds.

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One of General Motors engineers’ main priority was to make the new ATS as light as possible. They achieved that by using avanced materials to minimize weight throughout the sedan. The ATS weighs in at less than 3,400 pounds.

“We designed and engineered ATS’s vehicle architecture to deliver quick, nimble and fun-to-drive dynamics,” said David Masch, ATS chief engineer. “We distributed mass to key areas, much like an athlete builds muscle where he needs it most. This enabled ATS to achieve the performance characteristics that luxury sport sedan buyers demand.”

So what about some 0 to 60 mph times? While we don’t know the times for all engine variants we have heard from Cadillac that the 2013 ATS with the 318-hp 3.6 liter V6 can run from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.

Refresher: The base 2013 Cadillac ATS 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 start at $33,990

– By: Omar Rana