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Tuned 2012 BMW 335i vs 2013 Cadillac ATS by D3 (w/video)

Will a German 3.0L turbo with 286p and 302 lb-ft beat a near equally priced American 3.6L with 260hp and 275 lb-ft of torque?

Annette Carrion
Aug 26, 2013

The Details:

European Car’s tuned 2012 BMW 335i and Cadillac ATS featured on Motor Trend YouTube channel
• M Performance vs. D3 Performance Engineering
• Both vehicles carry a base MSRP in the $43000 range
• Full feature in upcoming December issue

European car’s 2012 BMW 335i equipped with an M3 performance kit squared off against a 2013 Cadillac ATS tuned by D3 in the latest installment of Head 2 Head on Motor Trend’s YouTube channel. The two modified vehicles are taken to European Auto Source in order to get accurate performance numbers from the dyno.

Motor Trend staffer Mike Febbo takes the contenders out for dynamic testing and real world driving impressions. For a more detailed description of each of the vehicles as well as a who came out on top be sure to pick up the full feature in our December issue, which comes out on newsstands October 29, 2013.

By Annette Carrion
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