A stray rumor about the new Cadillac flagship model began developing a while ago, but now that bite-sized rumor has turned into a full-fledged forkful with some new details. According to Car And Driver, there are two different possibilities for this future flagship model. The first is a sports sedan code-named "UP" and designed to take on models like the Audi A8 , the BMW 7-Series , and the Mercedes-Benz S-class . It will be priced at around $80k and will use a lightened version of the long-wheelbase RWD Zeta platform combined with either a turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 or a naturally aspirated V-8.
The second possibility, however, is the most exciting one. This option is a more expressive and more expensive model, which is kind of funny considering a body has not yet been decided for it. It could be anything from a mid-engine two-seat sports car to a large model, something the same size of a Maybach. Its exterior design will be inspired by the Cien concept, which leads us to believe Cadillac will probably opt for the two-seater sports car. Either way, the price for this model will be in the $150k area. Again, strange considering the body hasn’t been decided on yet.
Cadillac should have their minds made up on which car to go with by mid-year.
gallery: Cadillac Cien