The Cadillac ATS has received high marks from critics since its launch, citing what can be described as the best handling car in the compact luxury segment. In other words, it out-BMWs the BMW 3-Series. That’s saying a lot, and it was enough to impress the editors at Popular Mechanics — who cover everything from cars to hedge trimmers — which crowned the ATS their 2012 Luxury Car of the Year.
The model that wooed them the most seemed to be the range-topping 321-horse V6 model complete with magnetic ride control, hard-core Brembo brakes, and CUE infotainment. Sounds like a winner to us as well.