2015 Cadillac ATS-L is going to be launched in Shanghai, China, on 15th of August. And yes, this means that the model won't be available nor for the customers in the United States, nor those in Europe or any other part of the world. The letter "L" stands for luxury and in addition the new sport sedan will also add some extra legroom and headroom for the rear passengers. Of course, the newest member of the Cadillac family is based on the ATS.

ATS is being currently offered in sedan and coupe form. The model went on sale in China at the end of last year. Now, the L trim level will provide up to 85 mm longer wheelbase, thus increasing the legroom and headroom for passengers riding in the back seat. What is more, Cadillac has also implemented some ergonomic enhancements to the rear seats to further improve the ride comfort.

The ATS-L will keep the main key features of the vehicle: its sportiness, balanced proportions and performance. It will also incorporate a redesigned front fascia which will add more stylishness and sportiness.

The luxury sport sedan will be driven by the 2.0L SIDI turbocharged engine. In fact, in 2013 this unit was named one of Ward's 10 Best Engines. Thanks to it, the car will produce 279 horsepower (205 kW) and peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). The result is 0 to100 km/h acceleration time of only 6.2 seconds.

At last, just as the ATS, the L derivative retains a 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution as well as the high-strength, lightweight architecture, Brembo brakes, Magnetic Ride Control suspension and high-performance run-flat tires.

Source: Cadillac