Confirmed - Cadillac Ultraluxury Sedan on the way.

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  1. TriShield

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    The Sixteen concept car indicates “where we might go,” says Cadillac’s Mark LaNeve. “We’re having lots of discussions about the concept.”

    By K.C. CRAIN | Automotive News
    (08:27 Jan. 26, 2004)

    DETROIT - Cadillac has confirmed it will build an ultraluxury sedan, but don't expect to see the car until late in the decade.

    "Cadillac is very interested in the elite premium, 7-series, S-class segment,"
    said Mark LaNeve, Cadillac's marketing general manager, at the Detroit auto show.

    "We need an elite premium (model in the) V-8, V-12 ultraluxury category."

    At the Automotive News World Congress two weeks ago, LaNeve said: "The question is not if we should do ultralux products. It's how, what and when - so stay tuned."

    Robert Lutz, vice chairman for product development, told AutoWeek that a range of models would start around $80,000 and top out at $300,000. AutoWeek is a sister publication to Automotive News.

    The XLR, which has a retractable hardtop, is the brand's most expensive car. It starts at $76,200, including the destination charge.

    LaNeve said the Cadillac Sixteen, a concept shown at the 2003 Detroit auto show, indicates "thematically where we might go. We're having lots of discussions about the concept and what it might look like; what platform it might use."

    Asked about the time schedule for the ultraluxury sedan, Cadillac spokesman Jeff Kuhlman said no plan or architecture has been approved.

    General Motors manufactures the STS sedan, CTS sedan and SRX crossover on the Sigma platform. The XLR is built on the Chevrolet Corvette platform.

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    I wished they made the Cien instead. :hs:
     
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    v-16 equipped luxo-sedan :x:
     
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    Yes. :bowdown:
     
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  8. GT-ER

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    Problem with having such a powerful engine in a V-16 configuracion is that the crankshaft could snap if abused on...I would definitely get my grandpa's Cadillac Sixteen and take it to the track to see what 1000bhp would do ;)
     
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    except that rolls put 2000+ horsepower through v12s with 5 foot long cranks. the crank simply needs good design.
     
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    Damn...what engine is that?

    That crank must be quite thick eh?
     
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    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    the merlin...and the journals are quite thick.
     
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    They need to make the Cien AND the Sixteen :bowdown:
     
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    This article is not saying the Sixteen is being produced, it's saying they will cook up a 7-Series, S-Class and A8 fighter.

    A V12 is on the way too, and it will probably appear in the Escalade in two years.
     
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