Every single Cadillac XTS post ends up with comments deploring the sedan's FWD – even a post that speaks of nothing more than the iPad buyers will get with the car. For those folks especially, Car and Driver has loaded the hopper with news on the possible treats coming from the Wreath and Crest. Examining uses of the Omega platform, C/D says "a proper rear-drive sedan" will arrive in "a few" years and take the top spot in the lineup. Predictions are that it will have a rakish roofline and the 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6.

GM's Omega platform is said to have been engineered to accommodate this new RWD flagship, though the chances of it actually coming to fruition are about as likely as winning the Mega Millions. The only trifles, according to C/D, are that the program hasn't even been approved, and if it is, would Cadillac have an engine good enough to serve in such a car or would it need to develop one. But said flagshp does, we repeat, it does, have a platform. Still, since the Cadillac Sixteen concept is from a time when "Gaga" is what babies said, you should probably stick to the Mega Millions for now.


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      JESSE
      • 2 Years Ago
      The sixteen is still lookin good after all of these years
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JESSE
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      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would love to see this car happen, but it NEEDS a V8!!! Also, FWD has a place at Cadillac, just not in the top of the line model.
      Jonathan Brown
      • 2 Years Ago
      Type your comment here I believe the new flagship cadillac sedan would be well served by the gen 5 V8 and a supercharger. The only jack@sses that think it needs dohc are the people who never have the money to buy any of these vehicles. Make the car stunningly beautiful. Make the car luxurous, make the car fast as a bat out of hell with a supercharged Gen 5 V8 and all the naysayers will pound sand as the new Cadillac Ciel sells out year after year. Its all about substance and style and not about the older engine design dohc's...IMO 100 grand should do it and it'll mop up the floor with BMW M series and AMG S class sedans... Eat them alive and have the guts to build it.
        David Donovan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Brown
        What the hell are you even talking about? Who brought up DOHC engines? The only jackass on here seems to be you calling everybody else jackasses about a subject nobody brought up.
          The Other Bob
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Donovan
          David- The article questioned whether or not GM has an engine good enough for this car. Jonathan is making the point that they do.
          David Donovan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Donovan
          Yeah, 20 minutes after Jonathan had his post up.
          David Donovan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Donovan
          I realize that but it's when he starts going off about DOHC when not a single person brought it up is what I'm referring too.
        Bobby_Sards
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Brown
        haha "throw in a supercharged V8 and charge 100 grand" Great plan..why not pump out 1000hp on top of that to really seal the deal ...idiot
      Richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is no excuse as to why I can buy a Hyundai Equus and not full size a v8 rwd Cadillac
        Ilovecars
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Richard
        I am a huge Caddy fan, but 100% agree with you. They still take way to long to roll out new products compared to t's competitors.
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      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is going to be good ! I won't say anything till we have some actual info on the flagship and not rumors .
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        Joshua Bolden
        • 2 Years Ago
        lol it's funny intentionally saying the XTS is the flagship, just to get a rise out of you.
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      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hope they will give it a proper name like Fleetwood, instead of just an alphanumeric name.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        I personally see no value in resurrecting a name from the "old Cadillac era" when Caddys were pretty much only synonymous with old people. I mean when I hear fleetwood I just picture a huge land barge with vinyl roof.
          David Donovan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jtav2002
          Don't talk bad about Fleetwood's! I have a modded up 1995 Fleetwood Brougham and they can be quite the sleeper
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd like to see Cadillac make a lightweight, small, high performance mid engine Cien style car, with the focus being on drivability. It would be a complete throw out of right field for them, and would be incredible with the 556HP V8 from the CTS-V. RWD, Mid Engine, 6 speed manual supercar, built primarly for driving pleasure from a company used to building cars for driving leisure. Not feasible, and not really related, but would be interesting, nonetheless.
        Camaroman101
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        a cien supercar would be incredible, i doubt it would take any sales from a vette so they could just use the vettes 638hp motor
        Tina Dang
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Omega will probably be more in line with the Ciel than the Sixteen. A mix of both perhaps. It needs to be the Caddy of Caddy's, and take the brand to the next level. I personally think Cadillac needs to go even more luxury and upscale, as that would give Buick a little more breathing room.
      Antonio K. Piech
      • 2 Years Ago
      They need to do like Chrysler stop talking and build something,is getting to long and to late for the whole brand to attract the buyers from German brands
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