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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Quote Originally Posted by investor74 View Post
    Hard to decipher, but it looks like the only radio is CUE with NAV. Deleted RAO (base radio?)
    It says RAO has been replaced by IO3.


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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    (RJP) 225/35ZR19 front and 225/30ZR19 rear, Y-rated, summer performance tires, LPO

    That has to be a typo. Overall wheel/tire diameter in the back is...smaller???!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper
    (RJP) 225/35ZR19 front and 225/30ZR19 rear, Y-rated, summer performance tires, LPO

    That has to be a typo. Overall wheel/tire diameter in the back is...smaller???!!!
    Those 19's will ride like a tank.

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Those tire sizes will not work well with traction control. If the rears rotate faster than the fronts the TC will assume tire slippage.

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesul View Post
    Those tire sizes will not work well with traction control. If the rears rotate faster than the fronts the TC will assume tire slippage.
    Grasshopper is right. It has to be a misprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy
    Grasshopper is right. It has to be a misprint.
    It is. On the caddy site it even lists the premium with 225s in the rear, way wrong.

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Well I guess this MY2014 info explains why Crystal Red and Thunder Gray are no longer shown on the ATS "Build Your Own" color selection web page. And on another topic, I recall reading, when the ATS was introduced, that factory installed wheels would be limited to 18 inches in the interest of weight savings and handling/ride characteristics. Now it looks as though 19" wheels will be available from the factory? Stylistically, I have felt that the ATS has looked a little "under-tired" even with the 18" wheels, but I hope that the larger wheels won't compromise the ATS's excellent dynamics.

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Grant View Post
    Well I guess this MY2014 info explains why Crystal Red and Thunder Gray are no longer shown on the ATS "Build Your Own" color selection web page. And on another topic, I recall reading, when the ATS was introduced, that factory installed wheels would be limited to 18 inches in the interest of weight savings and handling/ride characteristics. Now it looks as though 19" wheels will be available from the factory? Stylistically, I have felt that the ATS has looked a little "under-tired" even with the 18" wheels, but I hope that the larger wheels won't compromise the ATS's excellent dynamics.
    OOPs. Sorry, I'm still a rookie here. Now I see that all the 19" wheel options (in the OP) are listed with an "LPO" tag. I assume that means limited availability of some sort? Perhaps a dealer installed option? So probably the 18" wheels (along with the 17's) are still the mainstream wheel offerings?

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Grant View Post
    OOPs. Sorry, I'm still a rookie here. Now I see that all the 19" wheel options (in the OP) are listed with an "LPO" tag. I assume that means limited availability of some sort? Perhaps a dealer installed option? So probably the 18" wheels (along with the 17's) are still the mainstream wheel offerings?
    LPO stands for Limited Promotional Offering. Usually that means dealer installed.

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffc83 View Post
    They also deleted LED lighting? Shame, it was a classy touch too. I'm pleased to see intellibeam though...
    I was curious about this too. This post seems to shed a little light on what the TSQ package really is. See item #13 in this post:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...hting-ats.html

    My reading of the above post suggests to me that the TSQ package refers to interior accent lighting and not to the exterior LED accents that are so cool looking. Also the TSQ package is apparently standard on all 2013 ATS trim levels. This would also exclude the exterior LED accents which we know are not included on the base level ATS. Still unclear is exactly what dropping TSQ really means. Perhaps the designation was dropped because it is standard on all trim levels? Or perhaps they are slightly changing the interior lighting?
    Last edited by Eric Grant; 04-18-13 at 11:45 AM. Reason: ambient-->accent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Grant View Post

    I was curious about this too. This post seems to shed a little light on what the TSQ package really is. See item #13 in this post:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...hting-ats.html

    My reading of the above post suggests to me that the TSQ package refers to interior accent lighting and not to the exterior LED accents that are so cool looking. Also the TSQ package is apparently standard on all 2013 ATS trim levels. This would also exclude the exterior LED accents which we know are not included on the base level ATS. Still unclear is exactly what dropping TSQ really means. Perhaps the designation was dropped because it is standard on all trim levels? Or perhaps they are slightly changing the interior lighting?
    Good question...guess we'll have to wait and see! I'm hoping they're making the exterior LEDs standard and are just changing the interior lighting. They dropped the foot well lighting on the current gen CTS, which doesn't sound too promising.

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Where is the 8-speed auto? Damn! Are they going to make we wait another year? I guess the Aisin transmissions are too expensive and they are waiting for the GM-sourced one after all? I can't believe they got rid of the Crystal Red. That's the color they used in nearly all of the ads. Not to mention, it's by far my favorite color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdwalters View Post
    Where is the 8-speed auto? Damn! Are they going to make we wait another year? I guess the Aisin transmissions are too expensive and they are waiting for the GM-sourced one after all? I can't believe they got rid of the Crystal Red. That's the color they used in nearly all of the ads. Not to mention, it's by far my favorite color!
    I'm slightly surprised also. My car is black and while it gets a lot of second looks, the Crystal Red loaner I drove got more looks (and it was a base model). Almost made me reconsider my choice but I have driven enough cars in that color family.

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    Crystal Red has been around for a long time, albeit only a year on the ATS. Maybe Cadillac decided it was time to retire it. It was starting to seem pretty overused in all the Cadillac promotional materials (IMO).

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    Re: ATS changes for 2014 MY

    I agree that the red was probably overused in the ads.

    Has anybody seen the new red in person? The rep at the Austin auto show said it had a lot of orange in it, which I'm not sure I would like.

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