: Cadillac News: GM readying 2.0-liter turbo four for Cadillac ATS?



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10-06-11, 11:10 AM
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GM Inside News reports that General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/general motors) is working on a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the Cadillac ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/cadillac ats). The small-displacement engine is expected to produce between 270 and 280 horsepower. Those are impressive figures, though there's no indication as to whether or not the engine will require premium fuel.

If true, the engine's introduction only stokes the rumors indicating that GM (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/gm) is walking away from V6 drivetrain options in its mid-size offerings altogether. Automakers like Kia (http://www.autoblog.com/kia) and Hyundai (http://www.autoblog.com/hyundai) have already abandoned the six, allowing those companies to produce lighter, more efficient sedans that are just as powerful as their V6 competition.

GMI says that the new 2.0-liter will be cut from the same cloth as the 2.5-liter Ecotec four-cylinder that GM recently unveiled in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu (http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/malibu). In other words, while it may borrow some tricks from the turbo 2.0-liter lump that powers the Buick Regal GS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/buick regal gs), it will by and large be its own beast.GM readying 2.0-liter turbo four for Cadillac ATS? (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/10/06/gm-readying-2-0-liter-turbo-four-for-cadillac-ats/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).
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thebigjimsho
10-09-11, 08:32 PM
Not a bad idea. BMW, Audi and Mercedes are doing the same thing...

0AT E03
10-12-11, 09:57 AM
I'll say one thing. All the ATS engine's I've had the pleasure of driving are sweet. The stick shift model is defiantly for the enthusiast.

thebigjimsho
10-12-11, 09:33 PM
Love the proportions, too...