Cadillac's new compact 2013 ATS does more than fill out the American luxury car maker's long stagnant vehicle lineup.
The all-new car could make Cadillac a player in the important small luxury segment dominated by the BMW 3 Series.
"This is the first time any American luxury carmaker has built a vehicle on par with the best of what the Germans have to offer in this segment," said Alec Gutierrez, senior auto analyst at Kelley Blue Book. "Nothing has ever before come even close in amenities, styling or performance. I think they are going to sell a ton of these."