The long-wheelbase Cadillac ATS-L went on sale in China on August 15th. In doing so, the stretched compact sport-luxury sedan brought with it two high-performing turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines.
Known as 25T and 28T, both motors are actually the same turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 Ecotec LTG motor found in other GM and Cadillac products globally, but with different output characteristics. The more powerful 28T variant makes 275 horsepower (205 kW) and 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) of torque, enabling the ATS-L to sprint to 60 MPH (100 KM/H) in a brisk 6.2 seconds. The 25T variant, meanwhile, makes a still-respectable 226 horses (169 kW) and 260 pound-feet (353 Nm) of torque, allowing the ATS-L to complete the same sprint in 7.1 seconds. To note, the “non-L” ATS only offers the lower-output 25T engine.
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The 2.0-liter LTG is powerful yet efficient thanks advanced technologies like Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) and an active variable displacement pump. The use of highly rigid parts reduces noise and vibration, while reinforcing durability. The powerplant has been named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines. In North America, the ATS offers the 28T LTG motor, along with the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter I4 LCV and 3.6-liter V6 LFX.