Cadillac made its presence felt at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in a different fashion from the rest of its colleagues, and certainly different from their approach last year when they unveiled the Ciel Concept. Instead of dropping a world debut or even a US debut, the American automaker decided to show off their newest concept car...in a teaser.
Yep. Cadillac didn’t show a new concept and it certainly didn’t show a new production model. But they did draw up serious interest from a lot of people with what appears to be a new concept car that’s scheduled to make its debut at a future North American auto show in the coming year.
No details have been revealed, except for some comments made by Clay Dean, Cadillac’s director of advanced design, to Autoweek saying that the new concept will be the inspiration - or at least the peg - for the company’s new design language that touches on "American glamor meets American technology.”
If an award for vague teasers was given at Pebble Beach, Cadillac would’ve won it by a landslide. There’s not a lot to go by except for a multitude of speculatory guesses that touch on the long bonnet, wide wheel arches, and a unique tail lamp set-up.
It’s not a secret anymore that Cadillac is working on a new model that will be placed under the current CTS. In fact, the company itself made it pretty clear with the unveiling of the first official spy video and now with another one that shows the ATS in action at the Nurburgring race track.
The 2013 ATS meets the world’s most demanding testing ground in this preview of Cadillac’s new web series. Cadillac is also inviting you to "Like" them at facebook.com/cadillac and follow their journey as they challenge the new compact luxury sport sedan on Germany’s unrelenting Nürburgring race track. Will it challenge the world’s best?
Cadillac will be revealing account chapters of this behind-the-scenes story on their Facebook, as well as exclusive ATS photos and insights. So we will know everything there is to know long before the official debut.
A few days ago Cadillac confirmed plans for a large crossover based on the GM’s Lambda platform architecture. Recent rumors suggest that this new model might replace the larger Escalade.
Now, you might say that these are two totally different models, but because Cadillac will have to focus on the more stringent fuel-efficiency standards on the way, the Escalade may need to be replaced anyway. Enter the large crossover.
The new model will offer more interior space and should tow enough to satisfy most owners in the class. However if you really must have more capability, a more traditional body-on-frame Escalade ESV will remain in the lineup. Sources also say the new crossover will have the face of the 2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this year.
Unfortunately as a consequence of General Motor’s recent fiscal restructuring, their High Performance Vehicle Operations team was temporarily disbanded and put to work on everyday people movers. However this new spy shot thanks to our friends at Left Lane News, it looks like the supercharged Cadillac CTS-V is back on track to go on sale sometime in 2010. We had heard rumors of a possible V powered wagon, these photos of the two door model are giving us hope that there will be much more to come.
Giving away the fact that the camouflage wearing coupe is a BMW M3 fighting high performance V-series model are the: Cadillac crested large wire grill that shines through the plastic mesh covering, power dome in the hood that covers the blown 6.2 Liter LSA V8 that is good for a total of 556 HP and 551 ft-lb of torque and a rather meaty looking center mounted dual exhaust to finish off the upscale muscle car theme of the Cadillac V-Series lineup.
However the single largest aspect of the production ready looking CTS-V coupe mule that gives it away as a V-Series, aside from the taped up emblems on the doors, is the running gear. Only one other car in the General Motors catalog wears a set of wheels like those, and especially with a beefy set of brake calipers underneath. Due to the fact that the Pontiac G8 GXP doesn’t have much of a future, despite being such a wonderful automobile, is that this CTS-V coupe is looking more and more like a production car.
Although we’ve likely already seen an official image of the production version Cadillac CTS Coupe, it’s just nice to know General Motors is making progress with the angular coupe. The CTS coupe should be in consumer hands by the summer of 2010, possibly as a 2011 model.
The CTS will be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine (in the sedan it makes 263 hp and 304 hp with direct injection) mated to a six-speed automatic. It’s one helluva longshot, but if we keep our fingers crossed, maybe a CTS-V version will show up with the 556 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine from the sedan.
We named the CTS-V sedan our car of the year for 2008, so of course were going to get excited when a V-series coupe is spied out testing. We know that General Motors has dismantled its performance division, and it’s a miracle the regular CTS coupe has plans for production. So we know this CTS-V coupe won’t be in showrooms, but we still like to dream.
Before we wake up, lets just think about the 556 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 in that cool coupe body. Ahhhh, it’s good to dream.
After Cadillac will unveil the coupe version of its successful CTS they will also bring the more powerful V version. And here is the first spy shot to prove it. The CTS Coupe will be unveiled in 2009 as a 2010 model year. The CTS-V Coupe will follow a few months later. It will be powered by a 6.2L LSA supercharged V8 engine that will deliver 500 hp.
Spy reports spot large drilled large brake calipers and center-mounted dual oval exhaust tips. Reports also confirm the raised hood, wider rear tires, larger rims and the CTS-V series grille.
After unveiling the Sport Wagon version of its CTS, Cadillac is now preparing the coupe version. This may be the last form the smallest Caddy will take considering what GM said about the convertible version. The coupe stays faithful to the concept launched this year at the Detroit Auto Show. Sales begin in the second half of 2009.
Under the hood GM will place the same 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 263 hp. As an option there will be a 3.6-liter with added direct injection, which increases output to 304 hp. The 6.2-liter V8 engine may be an option to top the class.
Apparently so, though apparently only for Europe.
But – wait – that makes no sense. They sell more Bentleys in Europe than they do Cadillacs, despite the fact that the current STS’s dimensions were specifically scaled to European tax laws.
But here it is, ostensibly a STS diesel testing in Europe. Rumor has it with an Opel powerplant, though exactly which one isn’t clear. Though there is speculation that it could be the 1.9 liter unit from the BLS, that’s an absurd number of cubes to power (...)
Rumors that the forthcoming 2009 Cadillac CTS-v would get a version of the supercharged engine to be used in the Corvette “Blue Devil” are, it turns out, only partially accurate. The Caddy does not get the “Blue Devil” engine. But it does get a new version of the Chevy small block, the LSA engine, and the CTS-v engine will be supercharged. Like the LS9 engine to be used by the “Blue Devil,” the LSA incorporates the supercharger into the intake manifold. The LSA is expected to produce more than (...)
Autoweek has posted the latest photos captured by ace automotive cameramen Chris Doane and Brenda Priddy. The car has, of course, the lines of the new CTS, but wears much larger and wider tires. Though rumors had said that the new CTS-v would get a version of the hot Chevrolet engine destined for the new super Corvette “Blue Devil,” the article accompanying the photos says that Cadillac will get a new engine for the CTS-v. The engine’s GM designation LSA. It will, however, be a derivative (...)
It is the subject of online discussions, rumors and spy photographers. It is the successor to an award-winning and popular luxury car. And it’s coming in January. Cadillac confirms that the all-new 2008 CTS will make its world premiere in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
"Cadillac has engineered an historic renaissance, with a completely new product portfolio, driven in large part by the original CTS," said general manager Jim Taylor. "Success (...)
One thing is clear after close examination of the spy shots: The car shown on 60 Minutes was a lightly veiled concept version of the actual 2008 Cadillac CTS. The headlights are an easy tip-off as the main projector beam on the prototype is mounted on top with the marker lights sitting below instead of the other way around.
It also looks as though the horizontal grille slats are less exaggerated than the concept, a design change that’s likely to maintain the necessary air flow to the (...)
The big four-door gets a new, Escalade-inspired grille treatment, with a more detailed chrome treatment and a subdued mesh grille. The STS’s new face looks much lighter and more expressive than the current model’s - a subtle but effective update. It appears that two additional reflective red strips have been added between the tailpipes, but it’s unclear whether this is a final production application, or merely a safety add-on for testing (...)