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GM to debut 2.0L turbo engine in 2013 Cadillac ATS

ABR Staff Writer Published 15 December 2011

General Motors (GM) said that the new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be debuted in the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan, which will unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month.

The new direct-injected engine will produce an estimated 270 horsepower (201 kW) and it builds on the advanced-technology of previous GM turbo engines with features that enhance efficiency, durability and refinement.

Cadillac vice president of global marketing Don Butler said the new engine is the perfect match for the new ATS, which will be a refined performance luxury sedan.

"The 2.0T has an exceptionally smooth and responsive power curve that will make the ATS nimble, quick and fun to drive," Butler said.

The company said that two other engines will be offered in the 2013 Cadillac ATS when it goes on sale next year, which includes a normally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder and GM's tried-and-true 3.6-liter V6.

The new 2.0T engine features direct-injection, a twin-scroll turbo huffing 20 psi of boost, an air-to-air intercooler and variable valve timing, along with a forged-steel crankshaft and a two-stage variable displacement oil pump.

According to Cadillac the new 2.0-liter is 16% more efficient than the previous generation four-pot, and is able to deliver its peak 260 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 to 5,800 rpm.

Cadillac chief engineer for the 2.0T engine Mike Anderson said the 2.0T is one of the most advanced and efficient engines of its kind, and contributes to the ATS's exceptional balance of performance and great fuel efficiency.

"It has the exhilarating, responsive power available when you want it, yet can provide the fuel efficiency that will make the ATS a fully competitive vehicle in global markets," Anderson said.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS will be built at the Lansing Grand River plant alongside the Cadillac CTS Sedan, Coupe and Sport Wagon and V-Series performance cars.