What Works (pros):
Capable, predictable chassis; rewarding to drive hard; well-finished interior.
What Needs Work (cons):
Questionable fuel economy; uninspiring engine sounds; CUE needs knobs.
Proof that a great sport sedan is more than just a great chassis.
http://www.insideline.com/cadillac/a...full-test.htmlThere's little point in building a sport sedan to compete against the BMW 3 Series if the car isn't capable of measuring up to the German car's handling standards. The Cadillac has the hardware to do so, as it features a MacPherson strut front suspension and a five-link rear suspension. GM's magnetorheological dampers are also part of the package when the car is fitted with the FE3 suspension package like this test car, and there are two damping modes: Sport and Tour.
With our test car, we found the Tour damping setting to be adequate in nearly every situation, even hard driving on imperfect roads. Sport mode is tuned for surfaces so smooth that they must exist only in the dreams of enthusiasts (or perhaps freshly paved racetracks). You'll be punished with ride harshness when you select Sport mode on most roads, and we found that the Tour setting provides adequate body control without the awfulness. The ATS's best slalom speed of 69.1 mph — better than the speed set by the 328i — was achieved in Tour, which also delivered better stability during rapid transitions.