2013 Cadillac ATS suspension and brakes on Driving the Nation

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2013 Cadillac ATS suspension and brakes on Driving the Nation

Ken L. Kelzer is the global vehicle chief engineer for rear wheel drive and performance cars, so it’s only right that Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, sat down with Kelzer to talk about the performance of the 2013 Cadillac ATS.

Kelzer talks about the all new, lightweight, rear-wheel-drive architecture that is one of the lowest curb weights in the segment. On average the ATS weighs less than 3,400 pounds. The actual numbers are:

2.5L rear-wheel drive / automatic “ (3315 pounds)
2.0 Turbo rear-wheel drive / automatic “ (3373 pounds)
2.0 Turbo rear-wheel drive / manual “ (3403 pounds)
2.0 Turbo all-wheel drive / automatic “ (3543 pounds)
3.6L rear-wheel drive / automatic “ (3461 pounds)
3.6L all-wheel drive / automatic “ (3629 pounds)

With all the power behind the ATS you are going to need some sturdy brakes. The ATS offers four-wheel disc brakes with sliding calipers on the base; four-channel ABS/TCS w/DRP; and the ultimate Brembo brakes with fixed calipers on Luxury, Performance and Premium collections

This lightweight car combined with the right engine gives the ATS some impressive fuel economy numbers
EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):
2.0L Turbo direct injection VVT:
21 / 31 (automatic “ rear-wheel drive)
20 / 30 (automatic “ all-wheel drive)

2.5L inline-4 direct injection VVT:
22 / 33

3.6L V-6 direct injectin VVT:
19 / 28 (rear-wheel drive)
18 / 26 (all-wheel drive)

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:00+00:00 October 20th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Cadillac, drivingthenation.com, lou ann hammond, youtube.com|0 Comments

About the Author:

L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.