: Cadillac News: Cadillac developing soft-top convertible to fit between ATS and CTS



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04-28-11, 05:40 PM
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Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/make/cadillac) may be having thoughts of jumping back into the convertible game. Recent history hasn't been kind to drop heads with a Wreath and Crest in the grille, but rumors kicking up on the web say that the automaker is planning to unveil a new convertible based on the company's Alpha platform.

Car and Driver reports that the vehicle will slot between the upcoming ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ats) and the next-generation CTS (http://www.autoblog.com/model/cts) and that it will borrow very little sheetmetal from either of its siblings. Buyers can expect to find a folding soft top instead of the heavier retractable hard top favored by some competitors.

What's under the hood? Nothing's set in stone at the moment, though we'd guess any number of six or eight-cylinder options could pop up behind the headlights. Given that the model isn't set to debut until 2014, General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/make/gm) may get really wild and shove a turbocharged four-cylinder into the engine bay.

Regardless of powerplant options, the topless Cadillac will likely find itself squaring off against the Audi A5 Cabriolet (http://www.autoblog.com/model/a5) and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet (http://www.autoblog.com/model/e+class+cabriolet) when it touches down. Stay tuned for more information, if and when it comes.

[Source: Car and Driver (http://blog.caranddriver.com/cadillac-working-on-soft-top-convertible-to-slot-between-the-ats-and-cts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+caranddriver%2Fblog+%28Car+an d+Driver+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader) | Image: Zach Bowman / AOL]Cadillac developing soft-top convertible to fit between ATS and CTS (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/28/cadillac-developing-soft-top-convertible-to-fit-between-ats-and/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Thu, 28 Apr 2011 17:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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