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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    put in magneride???

    put it in what?

    the xts has magneride standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by hueterm

    Or put in Magneride...
    Depending on how they're tuned, MR shocks can be a performance feature or a luxury feature. I assume they'll be tuned for comfort in the XTS, with the added bonus of helping reduce body roll and pitch.

    A car doesn't need to have sporty pretenses for lack of pitch and roll to be a desirable trait.
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by caddyfat2 View Post
    You are so wrong. 2006-2009 STS has a Platinum series and a V series.
    Since then Cadillac has stated that a car will get one or the other (this was announced in 2010). GM of course can change their mind, but they probably won't.

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    Depending on how they're tuned, MR shocks can be a performance feature or a luxury feature. I assume they'll be tuned for comfort in the XTS, with the added bonus of helping reduce body roll and pitch.

    A car doesn't need to have sporty pretenses for lack of pitch and roll to be a desirable trait.
    With GM's new Driver Mode Control system you can get up to 7 modes. Some cars will only have 2 or 3. The XTS has Sport, Comfort for sure and probably a few other settings on the shocks.

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    I don't understand what is so hard here:

    Gen 1 CTS -> ATS
    Gen 2 CTS -> Tweener, no replacement either downsize to ATS or upsize to new larger CTS.
    STS -> Gen 3 CTS
    DTS -> XTS
    Fleetwood -> Omega (yes the Fleetwood was the last really big car IMHO regardless that car isn't replacing anything in the current lineup)

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by 0AT E03 View Post
    With GM's new Driver Mode Control system you can get up to 7 modes. Some cars will only have 2 or 3. The XTS has Sport, Comfort for sure and probably a few other settings on the shocks.
    I'm REALLY happy to hear about this coming to Cadillac models. In my opinion, it's so important to have the ability to switch from a firm to soft or in-between ride in a luxury car...
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Tony View Post
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    Depending on how they're tuned, MR shocks can be a performance feature or a luxury feature. I assume they'll be tuned for comfort in the XTS, with the added bonus of helping reduce body roll and pitch.

    A car doesn't need to have sporty pretenses for lack of pitch and roll to be a desirable trait.
    or an off-road shock, such as the evoque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studio caddi
    The STS had a STS-V,STS platinum, and a STS alpine edition so somebody here needs to get their facts right . There really is no real good reason why other Cadillac models couldn't do the same . A twin turbo V6 is really not the same thing as a high-powered performance V8 . The twin turbo V6 is for fuel economy not for performance . What's next a 4 cylinder twin turbo in a performance engine to replace the V6 ?
    Which is why the next M3 is going from a V8 to a turbo6...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho

    Which is why the next M3 is going from a V8 to a turbo6...
    Haha, the V8 M3 only lasted for 1 gen.....wow

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by sfv41901 View Post
    Haha, the V8 M3 only lasted for 1 gen.....wow
    It was never supposed to exist at all. Not only the V8 - but the M3. It was supposed to go away and the 335i was basically replacing it as a high performing 3-Series. At the 11th hour BMW decided to keep the M3 in the lineup but didn't want to use the same engine found in a non-M 3-Series - so it got a V8. The twin turbo N54 engine is good for around 500 horsepower - perfectly smooth and reliable - and was originally produced for use in the M3.
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Cadillac View Post
    It was never supposed to exist at all. Not only the V8 - but the M3. It was supposed to go away and the 335i was basically replacing it as a high performing 3-Series. At the 11th hour BMW decided to keep the M3 in the lineup but didn't want to use the same engine found in a non-M 3-Series - so it got a V8. The twin turbo N54 engine is good for around 500 horsepower - perfectly smooth and reliable - and was originally produced for use in the M3.
    BMW went with an 8 not just to have a unique engine but because the competition forced them. Spec sheets of M3 competitors where littered with V8's. Merc still is using the V8.

    If Cadillac makes a TTV6 ATS-V it's to match the competition, as the original plan was for a V8.

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by 0AT E03 View Post
    BMW went with an 8 not just to have a unique engine but because the competition forced them. Spec sheets of M3 competitors where littered with V8's. Merc still is using the V8.

    If Cadillac makes a TTV6 ATS-V it's to match the competition, as the original plan was for a V8.
    What car made the M3 in 2008 need more power than what could be provided by a twin turbo V6 capable of 400-450 horsepower? There are people running around with over 500 horsepower and no signs of abnormal engine wear. The N54 is a freak engine. Sort of like that of the DSM and 2JZ-GTE. BMW wasn't forced to use a V8 by anyone but themselves.
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Cadillac View Post
    What car made the M3 in 2008 need more power than what could be provided by a twin turbo V6 capable of 400-450 horsepower? There are people running around with over 500 horsepower and no signs of abnormal engine wear. The N54 is a freak engine. Sort of like that of the DSM and 2JZ-GTE. BMW wasn't forced to use a V8 by anyone but themselves.
    You are trying to argue power numbers. I'm stating they went with a V8 due to the spec sheet, and not for power numbers.

    Your competition has V8's you go with a V8. The only cars that have gotten away with having an engine with less cylinders than the primary competition are the GT-R and the 911. The former because it doesn't follow rules (it has AWD, no manual transmission option, etc) the latter because it also doesn't follow rules (it's rear Engine and never has had a V8).

    But in the world of FMR (Front Mid-Engine RWD) cars the V8 was king until about 5 minutes ago. The M3 went from sport coupe to compete with cars like the CTS-V, Corvette, C63, RS4 in that case it needed a V8 not for power but prestige (in 2006 you'd have been LAUGHED at for releasing a Turbo 6 as your hot engine).

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by 0AT E03 View Post
    But in the world of FMR (Front Mid-Engine RWD) cars the V8 was king until about 5 minutes ago. The M3 went from sport coupe to compete with cars like the CTS-V, Corvette, C63, RS4 in that case it needed a V8 not for power but prestige (in 2006 you'd have been LAUGHED at for releasing a Turbo 6 as your hot engine).
    The difference now is, that V8 and V10s of the former BMW empire are not fuel efficient enough to warrant their use. The next M3 *will* use a 6 cylinder, the current M5 lost 2 cylinders, and all variants of AMG Mercedes have lost some displacement as well.

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    The difference now is, that V8 and V10s of the former BMW empire are not fuel efficient enough to warrant their use. The next M3 *will* use a 6 cylinder, the current M5 lost 2 cylinders, and all variants of AMG Mercedes have lost some displacement as well.
    A lot changes in 5 years!

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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by 0AT E03 View Post
    You are trying to argue power numbers. I'm stating they went with a V8 due to the spec sheet, and not for power numbers.

    Your competition has V8's you go with a V8. The only cars that have gotten away with having an engine with less cylinders than the primary competition are the GT-R and the 911. The former because it doesn't follow rules (it has AWD, no manual transmission option, etc) the latter because it also doesn't follow rules (it's rear Engine and never has had a V8).

    But in the world of FMR (Front Mid-Engine RWD) cars the V8 was king until about 5 minutes ago. The M3 went from sport coupe to compete with cars like the CTS-V, Corvette, C63, RS4 in that case it needed a V8 not for power but prestige (in 2006 you'd have been LAUGHED at for releasing a Turbo 6 as your hot engine).
    Isn't the M3 the leader in it's segment? Don't they set their own rules and let everybody else follow? You could be right. I don't know.
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    Re: No rear wheel drive,no V8,no V series !

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Cadillac View Post
    Isn't the M3 the leader in it's segment? Don't they set their own rules and let everybody else follow? You could be right. I don't know.
    The media wants you to think that, but BMW does plenty of following. Take an E46 apart, then an E90, followed by an F30. You'll see that the E90 skipped out on a lot of components quality for cost (rubber bushings are one that shows up often). BMW still used quality parts but the days of being the company that "didn't care about cost, only quality" are gone. That's something taken from the likes of GM and Toyota who as we've seen cost cut themselves into disastrous situations! Fortunately with the F30 BMW has "eased back" on the cost cutting, but you'll never see a car like the E46 again where "money was no object."

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