This article is part of the GM Authority Mailbag series, where the GM Authority Crew features and replies to your questions, comments, and observations.
The following came to us from Steve in Washington:
Two months ago, I leased a 2015 ATS Coupe and simply love it: the 2.0-liter turbo engine is so responsive and smooth, the design is elegant and sporty, and the handling is the best of any car I have ever had. I get compliments on the car all the time. But if there’s one thing that’s been annoying in my ownership of the car so far, it’s that Cadillac seems to have no official accessory wheels for the car.
My need is quite simple: I need a set of wheels in which to wrap my winter tires. I don’t like changing tires on wheels, so I am looking to get a second set of winter tires and dedicated wheels for them.
Now, I am not looking for aftermarket “rims” or anything from those third parties, which I find quite gaudy. I want a second pair of wheels directly from Cadillac that were designed for my car from a design standpoint (I realize that a wheel is a wheel).
Here’s my experience thus far:
I first asked the dealer what “recommended” wheels are available from Cadillac to install on the car. They didn’t know of any and didn’t have any.
I then looked on the Cadillac website and the ATS Coupe accessories page/section has everything (Interior, Secure & Protection, Performance) except for wheels.
I realize that the ATS Coupe is still a relatively new product for Cadillac, but I simply expected some accessory Cadillac wheels to be available for me to purchase. Any help can be appreciated.
Steve, congratulations on an awesome car!
You’re right, the Cadillac accessories page for the ATS Coupe doesn’t have any wheels on it as of this writing, which is rather strange, since every other vehicle’s accessories page lists at least one accessory wheel.
Until Cadillac updates that, may we recommend the wheels from the ATS Sedan? We think any wheel from the ATS Sedan would look great, as they undoubtedly were designed for the ATS line as a whole, rather than just the coupe or the sedan.
Hope that helps! And Cadillac needs to get its accessories updated.