• Mar 1, 2011
De Tomaso Deauville – Click above for high-res image gallery

SLS or SLC? Neither. De Tomaso has pulled back the Geneva Motor Show wraps on its all-new model, and the four-door shall be known, officially, as the Deauville. If you're experiencing a bit of déjà vu, that's because the Italian automaker is resurrecting that particular moniker from its 1970s catalog, when it was attached to a much svelter creature than this rather odd looking sedan.

The five-passenger aluminum chassis'd sedan features a 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 under the hood producing 300-horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm. Gear shifts are handled courtesy of a six-speed automatic transmission and power is sent out to all four wheels. The powertrain combination propels the Deauville to a limited top speed of 155 miles per hour, and helps it make the run from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds. Not too shabby for a sedan that weighs 4,078 pounds.




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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm..... gonna......... be ...............SICK! _______________ BLUUUGHHHH!!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a 5 series GT knockoff :/
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pass.
      • 3 Years Ago
      DeTomaso going to base much of the premium of this vehicle on craftsmanship, so I think something should've been done about the obvious alumi-look trim.The steering wheel spokes and shift knobs are the biggest offenders; do they really want matte-finish plastic for two of the most touched surfaces?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow this must be year of the wagon or something.
      • 3 Years Ago
      still dumpy and not worthy of the Deauville name which was originally a very Jaguar-looking sedan designed by Tom Tjaarda.
      CONRAD FELTRO
      • 3 Years Ago
      SPEED IS THERE , BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE STAYED VERY CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL SKETCHES ; SQUASHED, LOW & MEAN DESIGN (EXOTIC-SUV) WITH AN AUTOMATIC LEVELING SUSPENSION. ARRIVEDERCI - ALOHA !
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very conservative, and oddly proportioned. BUT, I have a strange feeling that it might look a lot better, and more distinctive, on the road. If it drives well, and is quiet and comfortable, I'd bet it has a distinctive market.
      • 3 Years Ago
      More liek rebodied SRX, amirite?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I suspect De Tomaso did their market research.

      I see no reason why just because they produced the Pantera decades ago, they should feel compelled to continue to manufacture that same type of vehicle today. Why, to satisfy our expectations?

      I'm sure there's a niche for an executive-class express with this degree of exclusivity.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is as exciting to look at as watching paint dry. They should have shown an updated Pantera.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a rebadged Buick, starting with the ride height, cheapo looking wheels, I could go on and on. Where's the passion?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ditto on the wheels. It looks like something stolen from a $17,000 Chrysler.

        I for one am always for eccentric cars, but this just doesn't quite do it for me. I don't hate it as much as others, but the derivative styling (BMW 5GT, Buick, etc.) is so apparent, it makes me cringe.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Except that the LaCrosse & Enclave look *better* than this.

        Good point on the wheels - hadn't noticed them in the rest of the hideousness. Still, nice to know where they're saving money here.
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