One of the most important things that engineers are paying attention to while completing development on the new 2013 Cadillac ATS is not only its driving dynamics – but the sound it makes.
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The man behind the whole thing is Kyle Stanforth, noise and vibration engineer on the Cadillac performance team. Stanforth said the ATS is engineered to enhance the performance-tuned sound for each of the three available engines. It also keeps unwanted to noise from entering the cabin.
“Cadillac customers expect a level of refinement beyond what most cars have. Yes, it’s quiet, but it’s more than that,” Stanforth said. “They also love to hear that sound of refined power when they ask for it. So when you open it up, you not only feel the power, you hear it too.”
Stanforth and his team shaped the intake system to allow the engine to breathe easier while keeping annoying sound from coming inside the cabin. However, when you’re outside the ATS should sound pleasing to the ear.
“The ATS sounds distinctly like a Cadillac should. We’ve created a signature sound that expresses Cadillac power, refinement and luxury – and we make it sing,” Stanforth said.
We can’t wait to hear it.
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