2013 Cadillac ATS Confirmed with 270-HP 2.0L Turbo

GM has officially confirmed that the upcoming 2013 Cadillac ATS will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder.

The 2.0L is expected to produce 270 horsepower, which equals a nice 135 horsepower per liter. It also packs 260 lb-ft. of torque, 90 percent of the torque being available between 1,500 rpm to 5,800 rpm.

“This engine is the perfect match for the new ATS, which will be a refined performance luxury sedan,” said Don Butler, Cadillac vice president of Global Marketing. “The 2.0T has an exceptionally smooth and responsive power curve that will make the ATS nimble, quick and fun to drive.”

The 2013 ATS will also be offered with a naturally-aspirated 2.5L four-cylinder and a 3.6L V6.

The ATS will be officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next month.