Feature Flick: A Look Inside The Cadillac ATS’ Turbo-Four

Cadillac already divulged information on the three engines slated for the new ATS, but in case you just can’t get enough of that all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, the brand released a video detailing the engine inside and out.

The 2.0-liter turbo that is slotting into the ATS isn’t the same one found in the Buick Regal Turbo and GS; however. This engine is part of the next-generation Ecotec family, and as we referenced yesterday, will also be offered in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. In the ATS, GM rates the engine at 270 hp and 260 lb-ft in the Caddy. Unsurprisingly, the engine uses direct fuel injection, and boasts a twin-scroll turbo for more linear power delivery.

According to Mike Anderson, the chief engineer for the new 2.0-liter, GM aimed for increased efficiency without sacrificing performance. Peak torque is available as low as 1500 rpm, and GM claims little to no turbo lag. Cadillac has also managed to best its four-cylinder competition, topping the 211-hp Audi A4, the 240-hp BMW 328i, and the 201-hp Mercedes-Benz C250.

Check out the video below for Anderson explaining the intricacies and development of Cadillac’s newest engine. As he says, “[The 2.0-liter turbo] has exhilarating, responsive power available when you want it, yet can provide the fuel efficiency that will make the ATS a fully competitive vehicle in global markets.” We can’t wait to find out for ourselves.

Source: Cadillac

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