Automotive News reports Cadillac is gearing up to produce a new flagship sedan. Unnamed sources indicate General Motors has given the go-ahead in an attempt to counter German luxury manufacturers in more segments. Word has it the machine will ride on a rear-wheel drive chassis in order to attract BMW 7 Series buyers and will likely debut around 2015.

GM
is already moving to reposition the Cadillac stable to better engage BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Those efforts started with the addition of the small ATS and the XTS large sedan, though Cadillac is expected to launch a larger CTS model next year to compete more effectively with the BMW 5 Series.

So, where does the newcomer fit into that mix? The unnamed model will reportedly ride on a new Omega platform and will borrow design elements from the very-attractive Cadillac Ciel Concept that debuted at Pebble Beach. Details are scarce, but Automotive News reports the model may make use of a 3.6-liter V6 as well as a V8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The article also makes mention of a new large crossover on the horizon. The bruiser is expected to make use of the Lambda platform, which underpins models like the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. GM certainly knows how to milk a cow dry.


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      Modstyle
      • 2 Years Ago
      It better have rear drive Caddy, or you can forget about competing with the Germans
      brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's about time. Lincoln: Take note!
        Chris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brian
        Lincoln needs to revive the Continental, suicide doors and all. A drop top would be a big plus. Also on the itinerary, there needs to be a revival of the "Hot Rod Lincoln" to go up against the M3 and CTS-V. I know it's all easier said than done, but a man can dream, can't he? When I see what's going on at Cadillac, it kills me to see Ford ignore Lincoln, a brand with so much potential.
      MJC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't come soon enough...and I think it needs to be totally over the top. Throw a V12 in that sucker, and make it huge, like Ghost size.
      nicola ciaccio
      • 2 Years Ago
      i have always loved exotic american cars like lincoln and cadillac....they drive so well and they are so comfortable.....I had a similar car specially imported to Italy, a Lincoln Town car.....my other car is an alfa romeo alfretta and there simply is no comparison...the lincoln looks amazing, there is so much space in the car, the ride is so soft, the leather is so comfortable, it is a very strudy car, it holds the road well. I wish Cadillac would go back to making huge exotic luxury cars again, but the way they are going now alas, it won't happen. I heard in america they used to make huge fullsize cars that were priced affordably...around 5 series price....now it is just sad to see that they are making wrong wheel drive cars and smaller cars. this flagsip should be priced among DTS levels but should be the size of s class, and it should be RWD and body on frame like the old cadillacs....maybe then i'll consider it.
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @nicola ciaccio
        I like what you said -- kind of hard to believe, though...
        Martin Edmonds
        • 2 Years Ago
        @nicola ciaccio
        BOF won't happen, but the Omega platform will be RWD. Also all of Cadillac's current models save for the SRX are RWD.
      Miroslav Bradač
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's nice to see them finally trying, but we will yet see how it turns out
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is very good news for Cadillac and GM. Shows that they are willing to invest in their top division and really go up against the world. I do think though that for this car to come out, it needs a "catch"... something that really distinguishes it from every other luxo-barge. BMW has usually relied on it being the "driver's car" of the lot, Mercedes was dependability and Audi has its amazing interiors. Cadillac needs that special something that no other brand has. It should get a V12 engine. Graft two of GM's 3.6L V6's together and offer it up as the top engine. And they don't need to do this for the power... they need to do this for the marketing potential and bragging rights for customers that will be forking over about $100k for this car. Adding in some kind of standard hybrid system into it would be very smart as well. This is going to be a BIG car, so stashing away a few batteries into its chassis shouldn't be that big of a deal. Unfortunately I just don't see Cadillac doing this. They will probably be content with using a modified Corvette engine, and while I am sure it will be more than powerful enough, I think it will be a missed opportunity. We'll see. I also have to say that while I think the Ciel is absolutely gorgeous. I almost like the old Sixteen concept better.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Tushar
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am little confused in a lot of the articles they mention the ATS will be a 3 series fight so C class, A4, IS and G from the others. CTS is going for the 5 series so E, A6, GS and M. So what is the XTS going after? Wouldn't the CTS and XTS kind of overlap just one is front drive and the other is rear drive. I have heard the XTS will compete with the 5, E, GS and M. Does the XTS stand alone in going after the old folks? Kind of like the ES. Old I mean guys buying the DTS, STS cars it replaced? Or does everything get push down one notch and ATS is really a 1 and 2 series fighter?
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they plan on selling a low-budget 3.6 V6 version, they might as well keep it. I want this car to materialize so badly, but they have to do it right. Nothing less than their rumored twin-turbo V6 would work in this car. Combine it with a hybrid system for added performance and economy if you want even. But a base 3.6 version, and one with an LSx isn't going to cut it. Not in this market. This car better have the Ciel's drop dead looks, and some cutting edge powertrain and equipment levels available.
      telm12345
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will be heartbroken if they veer too far away from that beautiful concept. Don't mute it for the masses, take a chance and give everyone else a run for the money. On top of it all, the type of PR such a car would bring could very well create a lot of lift for the brand.
      tbird57w
      • 2 Years Ago
      forget the alphabet soup(at least not as bad as porsche!) and call it ELDORADO, because the public doesn't know from all these letter number combinations from any of the manufacturers. so keep it simple for the folks and make it really really expensive because the potential buyer wants everybody to know he spent lots and lots of money PS FORD: make a top of the line luxury car and just call it Continental Chrysler, it may soon be time to dust off the Imperial name
        imoore
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tbird57w
        Agreed on everything you say. But in all honesty, we'll likely see a new Imperial before a proper Continental, or Linclon for that matter. Personally I think Ford has given up on Lincoln.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they plan on selling a low-budget 3.6 V6 version, they might as well keep it. I want this car to materialize so badly, but they have to do it right. Nothing less than their rumored twin-turbo V6 would work in this car. Combine it with a hybrid system for added performance and economy if you want even. But a base 3.6 version, and one with an LSx isn't going to cut it. Not in this market. This car better have the Ciel's drop dead looks, and some cutting edge powertrain and equipment levels available.
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