NEWS: D3 Cadillac ATS and European Car's BMW 335i Compared

By Christian Seabaugh - August 14, 2013
Cadillac ATS Vs BMW 335 Head 2 Head 1
On this week's episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Mike Febbo hits the road to find out if Cadillac or BMW can make the better tuner car. Representing Bavaria is the European Car-tuned BMW 335i, while Motor City is covered by the D3 Cadillac ATS 3.6.
BMW is well-represented in this Head 2 Head by the BMW 335i project car of European Car. The magazine has made a few effective modifications to its 3 Series in an effort to address some of the problems we've had with the car in previous comparos. European Car starts with a BMW M Performance Kit, which is an ECU re-flash available at Bimmer dealers. Next up, they fit their car with Bilstein coil-overs, big brakes, HRE wheels, Nitto Invo tires, and a Borla catback exhaust.
The D3 Cadillac ATS 3.6 is lightly modified compared to European Car's BMW. D3, haven't changed the ATS' powertrain much, instead opting to change the six-speed auto's shift points and sharpening throttle response. Other changes include a D3-designed coil-over kit, TSW wheels, and an axle-back exhaust.
So which car comes out on top? Watch as Febbo takes each car to the dyno, the track, and to the canyons to find out.
Cadillac ATS Vs BMW 335 Head 2 Head 1

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