: Cadillac News: Cadillac says 'no' to XTS-V, considers larger flagship



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02-13-12, 04:50 PM
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What a difference a letter can make. Having an extra one or two after your name shows the world you're better schooled than most. But the right application of a special letter on a luxury sedan signals something else altogether: it's a mark of performance. So a BMW 5 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/5+series) becomes an M5 (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/m5). A Mercedes-Benz E-Class (http://www.autoblog.com/mercedes-benz/e-class) becomes an E63 AMG (http://www.autoblog.com/mercedes-benz/e63+amg). A Jaguar XF (http://www.autoblog.com/jaguar/xf) becomes an XFR (http://www.autoblog.com/jaguar/xfr/) or even an XFR-S (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/02/jaguar-seriously-considering-xfr-s-w-poll/). An Audi A6 (http://www.autoblog.com/audi/a6/) becomes an S6 (http://www.autoblog.com/audi/s6) or RS6 (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/rs6).

You get the picture, and so does Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac): with the CTS-V (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/cts-v/) it launched its own assault on the best European machinery. But while an ATS-V (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ats-v/) is expected to follow with the same formula applied to GM's new 3 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/3+series) rival, don't expect the same of the Cadillac XTS flagship.

According to reports, Cadillac has ruled out the possibility of an XTS-V. The new XTS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/xts) is powered by a V6 engine, but while a turbo variant could follow, we're told not to expect a V8 model, let alone a performance version. Apparently Cadillac feels its flagship isn't meant to go fast, focusing instead on its vast space that includes enough room in the back seat to cross one's legs and enough space in the trunk for four golf bags.

What Cadillac is reportedly looking into, however, is an even bigger model. That's right, the full-size XTS apparently isn't big enough, so Cadillac is looking at a flagship that will be larger still - something like a proper BMW 7 Series competitor. Which we can only hope will hold, like, at least five golf bags, easy.Cadillac says 'no' to XTS-V, considers larger flagship (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/13/cadillac-says-no-to-xts-v-considers-larger-flagship/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).
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70eldo
02-15-12, 06:09 AM
Five golfbags, because... you carpool with four other golf buddies????
:rolleyes:
Or to park the golf cart in it?

Anyway, would there be anyone in the market for an XTS-V? There was never a performance DeVille either, so who would miss an XTS-V?
M5, (R)S6, E-AMG are all in the CTS-V league...

An FLS would be cool for the US though. Take back that market for VIP transportation, hearses and stretched limousines. Offer something worthy for the president other than a truck based limo. It is the league Cadillac grew up in and made it big.

70eldo
02-27-12, 08:55 AM
BTW, is the Ciel not supposed to be the base for the flagship?