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Read the complete 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Review at AutoGuide.comMore than just a 2-door ATS
by Mike Schlee
Like Rocky Balboa in the sixth installment of the iconic boxing movie series (coincidentally also titled Rocky Balboa), the once great Cadillac brand is a wiry veteran underdog that you want to pull for even if most people already gave up cheering.
The company is slowly making progress toward being America’s world-class luxury brand once again. To continue that trend, Cadillac is bringing a compact luxury two-door to market: the ATS Coupe. Aimed at attracting a younger buyer – a familiar message from the company – the ATS Coupe promises to be more than just a two-door version of the ATS sedan. Cadillac says this is a full-fledged sports coupe bordering on sports car territory.
Wider, Lower, Meaner
This isn’t just the manufacturer waxing poetic either; it made serious strides to differentiate the coupe from the sedan even if they seem similar at first glance. For starters, the coupe rides on a wider track than the sedan by nearly one inch in the front and one and a half inches in the rear. Coupled with a roofline one inch below the sedan, the ATS coupe only shares one body panel with its more conservative sibling: the hood.