By Cars.com EditorsFebruary 6, 2014
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From the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe.
(upbeat instrumental music) Hi, I'm Kelsey Mays for Cars.Com, here at the 2014 Chicago Auto show, with Cadillac's new ATS coupe.
It's a two door version of the brand's well received ATS sport sedan, and it goes up against cars like the BMW four series and the Audi A five. We'll take you through some of the differences between the ATS sedan and this ATS coupe. In terms of visual differences, the ATS coupe is not all that unique from the sedan. This isn't a big, big redo of the car like the CTS coupe, and the CTS sedan were in the previous generation. The face, the biggest difference up front you can see, is that the lower part of the bumper actually has a one piece unit here, instead of three separate pieces like on the ATS sedan. But overall, similar roof line, similar overall look to the car. Cadillac does say that the rear fenders, the doors, the roof and the trunk are all new. The front fenders, and front bumper are also wider to accommodate the ATS coupes wider track. We like the Cadillac went with real door handles, here inside and out as opposed to the really artificial feeling touch pads in the CTS coupe. Seat belts, an interesting story here, you always have that issue with coupes where they're really far back, cause the B pillars are far back, and that creates a bit of a reach for the front passenger and the driver. Some cars, luxury cars, especially have motorized arms that kind of move them forward and retract out of the way. The ATS coupe just anchors them really far forward on the seat here, so they're actually a pretty easy reach. Now the problem is trying to get into the back seat, you move the front seats forward, and you see that they're kind of obstructing the way. It could cause some people to trip into, or out of the back seat. Speaking of the back seat, let's take a look. A couple things to note here. First of all, the ATS sedan has a pretty snug back seat, as small sport sedans go. The ATS coupe Cadillacs has similar leg room in back, and it definitely feels that way. As coupes go, this is reasonable. Head room, not quite the same story. It loses about an inch and a half versus the ATS sedan. I'm six feet tall, and this is kind of knocking my head up here against the headliner. The BMW four series has an okay back seat for adults to ride on short trips. I got to say, the ATS coupe feels about the same. The ATS sedan handles really, really well, so there's no reason to believe the ATS coupe will do any differently. Engines include a two liter turbo four cylinder, or a Cadillac's familiar three point six liter V six. The turbo four comes with a manual or automatic transmission. The V six unfortunately, comes only with the automatic but it does offer available all wheel drive, as well. Stay tuned for our driving impressions closer to the ATS coupes on sale date, in summer of 2014. (engine revving)