There was once a time when Cadillac coupes could be counted on for over-the-top style, with acres of chrome, miles of fenders, and maybe a fin or two for good measure. The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe, however, turns away from even the mild excesses of the soon-to-be-departed Cadillac CTS Coupe to present entry-level luxury buyers with a clean and classy personality that cribs the best angles of the ATS sedan while dialing down the dramatic flair of past Cadillac efforts. No one's ever said Clark Kent wasn't handsome, and underneath the ATS Coupe's well-cut street clothes lurks the same impressive chassis that serves as the basis for its four-door sibling.
As I discovered during a two-day drive this past week, you don't need to find a phone booth to take advantage of the Cadillac's superior attributes. A simple downward motion with the right foot and a steady hand on the steering wheel revealed the new ATS Coupe to be walking tall in the face of a legion of Eur-enemies - and at a price that's sure to catch the eye of more than a few premium car shoppers.