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04-26-11, 02:40 PM
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2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Imagine a Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/make/cadillac) and you're about as likely to conjure up images of big, rear-drive landyachts of yesteryear as you are to picture the automaker's considerably tauter products of today. But Cadillac has long been rumored to be pondering a return to its classic formula with a new flagship sedan, and those rumors are rounding the mill once again.

This time, word has it that Cadillac is developing a new rear-drive luxury sedan to slot in above the upcoming front-drive XTS in pursuit of territory currently dominated by the likes of the BMW 7 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/model/7+series), Mercedes-Benz S-Class (http://www.autoblog.com/model/s-class), Audi A8 (http://www.autoblog.com/model/a8) and Lexus LS (http://www.autoblog.com/model/ls). If and when it does materialize, sources place its launch around 2014. Power would more likely come in the form of a V8 than the 13.6-liter V-16 engine of the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept pictured above (though that would no doubt be incredibly awesome), but a hybrid variant could follow.

The new model would be built on a new platform reportedly dubbed 'Omega', but while the architecture would be developed uniquely for the big sedan, a further extension is being muted as a possibility to take on the likes of the Rolls-Royce Phantom (http://www.autoblog.com/model/phantom), Bentley Mulsanne (http://www.autoblog.com/model/mulsanne) and the Maybach (http://www.autoblog.com/make/maybach). Far-fetched? Probably. But intriguing nonetheless.


Gallery: Cadillac Sixteen Concept (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/%GalleryURL%)

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[Source: Car and Driver (http://blog.caranddriver.com/cadillac-planning-rwd-sedan-to-go-after-the-7-series-and-s-class-and-maybe-even-the-rolls-royce-phantom/)]Rumormill: Cadillac still wants a big rear-drive sedan to battle the import flagships (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/26/rumormill-cadillac-still-wants-a-big-rear-drive-sedan-to-battle/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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