Thrummy Idle - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Thrummy Idle

January 2, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS has a punchy turbocharged four-cylinder, as you no doubt are already aware. It's quite a smooth little mill, save for one situation: idle. At idle it sends vibes through the cabin in a way that I don't recall happening in its primary German competition, the current four-cylinder-equipped BMW 3 Series.

It's certainly no dealbreaker, but it's there, and I wonder what customers whom are already skeptical of a four-cylinder Cadillac will think when they experience the ATS at idle.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor


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