If you’re in the market for a driving-oriented, rear-wheel-drive, V6-powered compact luxury sedan, the list is pretty short. But if you had to narrow it down to just three, Motor Trend Magazine suggests that it’s a choice between the BMW 335i, Mercedes-Benz C350, and Cadillac ATS 3.6.
At first, it seemed that the Cadillac was completely outclassed, as Motor Trend’s senior feature editor Jonny Lieberman and his nice beard lambasted the ATS’ CUE system and the perhaps over-excessive gloss and chrome interior touches compared to the better-executed German infotainment systems and interior tailoring. Then he drove them. With the precision handling of the ATS 3.6 making up for its interior faults, it was enough to squeeze a win over the BMW and Mercedes rivals. To watch how it all unfolds, watch the video below.