More simple than that I would guess. It was to show-off(they did openly invite auto-journos to advertise the underside of this car prior to release, frequently), or someone made a case for it initially for performance reasons but then it didn't pass through for the next MY when some parts are revised to make them easier to manufacture. They also learn what works and what can be made different to ease parts supply. This kind of stuff happens all the time in new model releases.Sound abatement would be my guess. Remember your average driver does NOT like loud exhaust.
It's not a N/A 4 cylinder though, it's a turbo. less back pressure in the exhaust is a good thing. Cadillac isn't the first to do this. . .Just doesnt seem to make any sense to have it dual out of the resonator, especially on a 4 cylinder. I'd love to know why they did this on some cars.
open driver door and look at silver GM sticker that has date, weight, and VINEmeryZ28 said:where is the build date located on these?
You got a 2.0t?? , go out and look at your exhaust
ok so i have a 14 luxury 2.0t auto trans. seems so far i have the only car with a single exhaust pipe all the way from the turbo to the muffler. everyone else who i have asked theirs is single to the resonator then dual into the muffler. (just like pic below) my car is the exhaust come out of the resonator on the pass side then into the muffler. pic at bottom kinda shows you can see single pipe going into muffler.
I wouldn't go so far as to remove the ATS or 2.0T badges from my car, I like them, but the dealer badges are another story. I refused to sign the papers at the dealer and made the salesman peel it off letter by letter right in front of me before we went back inside to finalize the deal.Re: You got a 2.0t?? , go out and look at your exhaust
badges are ugly and stupid IMO so they had to go away. all of my vehicles get debadged. also i will never buy a car with a dealer sticker on it.
I know a guy who, when he went to pick up his Cadillac after buying it, they were drilling holes into the trunk to attach a dealer plaque. He made them swap the car out with an undrilled one.I wouldn't go so far as to remove the ATS or 2.0T badges from my car, I like them, but the dealer badges are another story. I refused to sign the papers at the dealer and made the salesman peel it off letter by letter right in front of me before we went back inside to finalize the deal.