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    What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Absolutely love the car but would like a couple options added for 2014......first would be bring back intellibeam; miss the auto-high beam feature.....second, dump the gold color and come up with a green or turquoise option....

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Doesn't the ATS already have IntelliBeam?

    Adaptive forward lighting and Intellibeam headlamp control – With adaptive forward lighting, the headlamps swivel with direction of the front wheels to provide more light around corners, while Intillibeam automatically adjusts the high-beam illumination when oncoming vehicles are detected.
    http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/cadi.../0622_ats.html

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnvoyBu View Post
    Doesn't the ATS already have IntelliBeam?

    http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/cadi.../0622_ats.html
    Yeah it's also in the manual but it never made it into the ATS or XTS. I don't think anyone here has it. There are a few threads about it.

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Ventilated cool seats.
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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddawson View Post
    Ventilated cool seats.
    Amen to that, South Louisiana summers are no joke.
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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    -12.3" reconfigurable instrument cluster. I was so mad that this was left off the 2013 model.

    - More info options on the HUD

    - Around view cameras like the new 3 series, Q50.

    - Easy access trunk (by waving foot under rear of car with key fob nearby)

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Ventilated seats would have been nice.
    a gm tune for the 2.0 would be nice like they did with the original lnf.

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Top of my head:

    MY 14 (ie. minor changes):

    - Separate controls for Sports Mode Suspension and Sports Mode Steering/Gearing
    - HID as a stand alone option for Standard and Luxury models
    - Improved Subwoofer channel (stronger Amp?)
    - Manual stick shift for 3.6L
    - Bird's view camera system for parking assist (or self-park?)
    - Center console (valet?) lock

    - Lots of upgrades to CUE system ...

    - Turbo diesel engine for North America (even with falling gas prices)?
    (Opel announced update to 50mpg 1.6 CDTi yesterday, I can see a 2.0 version in the ATS)

    +1 to the seat cooling system

    I also think that the trunk space can be squeezed a bit larger - there seems to be a lot of wasted space near the wheels, at least in some models. (Not that it matters, imho, but it will show better in comparos).
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    I would like to see -

    - digital reconfigurable instrument display

    - vented cooled seats as the southwest does get up to 110 during the summer.

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    seems cool seats leads the pack of must have options....I too miss that (had it on my STS along with intellibeam)......I wonder how far off self park will be on either XTS or ATS?

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Here is what I am thinking:

    -Less wheel gap between the fender and tire (my 18's just look small because of the gap, needs to be tighter like some of the 3 series)
    -Vented seats (like most have already said)
    -panoramic sun roof
    -ability to connect two Bluetooth items at once

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Ambient lighting. I had that in my 2004 Acura T/L. I was a bit surprised that it was nowhere to be found.

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Garage door openers in all models.
    Overhead storage for sun glasses.

    +1 to manual 3.6
    Manual instead of electronic parking brake
    And since it's Christmas, a 6.2L V8?

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    LED front accent lights as an option for the Luxury.

    A nice dark Cadillac green, like Forest Green.

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    Re: What one or two options would you like to see on MY 2014 ATS?

    Ventilated seats would be nice, but I bet that won't happen due to space issues (seats would have to be thicker or less padded, a la CTS). I would like a powered steering column, with memory of course. Ambient lighting would be really nice. Fog lights, perhaps horizontal LEDs in the lower lateral grilles instead of the chrome bars. Manual transmission in the 3.6, maybe even the 2.5, and on the AWD models if possible. Offer Navigation in the base models with CUE. Improve the headlights, especially the high beams in the non HID cars, or offer the HIDs as an option on all models. Bigger, quieter sunroof, if not a panoramic one. I also would like the re-configurable instruments as on the XTS. Boost gauge for the turbo. G-meter on the sportier models, and make the read-out available in the HUD. Make the current Premium the Performance(which is what it really is), and consider a Platinum above that (similar interior treatment to the XTS Platinum would be a segment first, and exclusive). Add blind spot monitoring and rear traffic monitor to driver awareness package (can't get these features on a manual due to being bundled with adaptive cruise and automatic braking; the package on the XTS makes more sense). Or just make adaptive cruise control a stand-alone option. Thicker, sport steering wheel, perhaps with microfiber cover, on sports models. Separate transmission mode from suspension mode and traction control modes, and bring back competitive mode. Separate steering effort control would be wonderful, too, and then perhaps a couple of user configurable favorite combination modes would be awesome. Another suggestion: get climate control out of CUE. Use the controls from the non-CUE cars. Easier to use, less panels to stock (does anyone really need voice control of climate control?). Lastly, how about a volume control knob?!

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