Tag Archives: GM

Cadillac ATS Detroit 2012 Revealed

Cadillac have eventually unveiled the latest family member the ATS which is set to battle the 3-Series BMW and Mercedes C-Class.

The exterior is very much like its CTS father with the usual array of led clustered headlights and a cheeky designed integrated boot spoiler.

The agressive front has active vent grills which close at motorway speed to improve vehicle aerodynamics and to lower drag and in turn fuel economy.

The cabin’s infotainment system which offers a wealth of connectivity features including a touch sensitive display along with USB/Bluetooth/SDHC for all your connected devices. To compliment the impressive the digital instrument cluster includes an optional GPS navigation.


Powering the new Caddy will be the usual Sporty GM offerings:-

The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 270 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque
The 3.6-liter V6 with 318 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque

These will be paired up to a six speed manual or an automatic and for the arctics AWD will be an additional option.

Handling will be taken control by the addition of magnetic dampers and an impressive kerb weight of under 1600kg.

No pricing has been revealed yet…

2013 Cadillac ATS – The Journey : Nordschleife Video Teaser


The guys at the GM division Cadillac have released another video teaser of the 2013 ATS under test at the Nürburgring.

The new ATS sedan will slot beneath the CTS in the Cadillac lineup, competing with vehicles from Mercedes and BMW.

The ATS’ will ride on an all-new RWD and AWD architecture billed as the Alpha platform, Like the larger CTS, the ATS will be available in sedan, coupe and wagon body styles, although the Cabriolet has been cancelled.

ATS will get a turbocharged four-cylinder. The entry-level ATS is slated to come equipped with a 270 hP version of GM’s turbocharged 2.0L engine used in the Astra OPC, backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Attached are the spyshots we took earlier this year.

Opel Corsa OPC “Nürburgring” Edition Spyshots

Coming to the end of the 2010 Industry Pool at the g in Germany, we have spied the Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition, which will continue the legacy that the Astra OPC Nürburgring Edition has started since 2008 .

This Corsa OPC is powered with the current gasoline engine 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC, which offers 192 horsepower.

We are expecting some changes to the induction system sporting a slightly larger intercooler and modified suspension geometry to warrant it Nordschleife credentials.

Detailing includes A more aggressive front hood changes, a new grille and front bumper.


Other items included are Brembo brakes, interior with leather trim and carbon fiber we expect this to be released first half of 2011 along with the facelift.

Opel Battery Powered Meriva – Prototype Testing

Today we spotted for the second time some interesting Opel Prototype Electric Powered Meriva.

The 3 cars did not have any obvious detailing to reveal its electronic powered insides but was spotted as they had no Exhaust pipes.

And on the result of following the said vehicles it was found to be quite suitable in overtaking the fossil fueled rivals even after a 2500m mountain ascent.

The cars are rumoured to have Kinetic energy recharge system on descent and on braking something which can be tested thouroughly in the many mountain passes in Europe.

Considering the finished look and the lack of camouflage we expect to see these unvailed at Paris this year.


2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer Spotted at the Nurburgring

Today the 2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer was caught testing at the Nurburgring circuit.

The front of the car is unchanged from the current model so was left naked.

The cars detailing seems to have a finished state to them so we expec an announcement on a release date soon.

Not a lot more can be said so enjoy the pictures:-


SAAB Acquired by Spyker

DETROIT – General Motors and Spyker Cars NV today confirmed that they have reached a binding agreement on the purchase of Saab Automobile AB.

“Today’s announcement is great news for Saab employees, dealers and suppliers, great news for millions of Saab customers and fans worldwide, and great news for GM,” said John Smith, GM vice president for corporate planning and alliances.

“General Motors, Spyker Cars, and the Swedish government worked very hard and creatively for a deal that would secure a sustainable future for this unique and iconic brand, and we’re all happy for the positive outcome,” Smith said.
As part of the agreement, Spyker intends to form a new company, Saab Spyker Automobiles, which will carry the Saab brand forward. The sale will be subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory, governmental and court approvals. Other terms and conditions specific to the sale will be disclosed in due time.