Send this page to a friend!
Fill in the form bellow
CadillacCadillacUnited States of America, 1902 > present has a blitz of models coming this year, and it appears that it already has plans for a new flagship above the coming XTSCadillac XTSUnited States of America, 2012 > present.
The new flagship will ride on GM's Omega platform. The mechanical components will be shared with the rest of the GM line-up, and the rear suspension will come from Alpha platform used on the ATSCadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo DI...United States of America, 2013 > present. The Omega platform will be able to handle cars up to 207 inches longer, which is even more than a long wheelbase 7-SeriesBMW 760LiGermany, 2009 > present. The style of the sedan will be a large four-door coupe larger than even the A7Audi A7Germany, 2010 > present or CLSMercedes-Benz CLS-Class Gen.2Germany, 2010 > present. Power will come from GM's new 3.6l V6 with 310hp or a twin-turbo V6 with a priority of torque over horsepower. Power will go to the rear via an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive will certainly also be available.
The new flagship will especially be marketed to the US and China. Chinese buyers value rear leg room hence the long wheelbase version of the 3-SeriesBMW 335i LCIGermany, 2009 > present, A6Audi A6 L e-tronGermany, 2012 > present and other cars. Its size would put it up against the BMW 7-Series, Audi A8Audi A8 Gen.3Germany, 2010 > present and Mercedes S-ClassMercedes-Benz S-Class Gen.5 [W 221/ V 221]Germany, 2005 > 2013, but Cadillac would have to push the bar to steal buyers from those stalwarts.
The Omega platform has been designed to accept batteries and hybrid drive, if necessary.
Cadillac is hinting, stress on hinting, that the Omega platform could be used for an even higher class car either coupe or sedan, but this car is barely a rumor at this point.
Other variations on the platform are a large, three row crossover.
Later this year Cadillac will introduce the entry-level ATS sedan and its new highest-end sedan, the XTS. That allows the CTSCadillac CTS Gen.2United States of America, 2008 > 2012 to grow into a BMW 5-SeriesBMW 5 Series Gen.6 [F10]Germany, 2010 > present competitor.
Source: Car and Driver