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Not trying to ruin anyone's day.. but the STS is DEAD after 2010. Cadillac needs a top end car to replace the STS and DTS, and will be combining the two.. While the Audi brand already has the superior A/S8 to compete with the 7series, Cadillac has not yet released a true competitor to the HIGH-END segment. The XLS will be replacing the STS to fill that void.. while the CTS will take on the 5series and Audi A6 variants including a coupe for the Cadillac marque and a wagon. The next BLS will be positioned via its new Alpha platform skeleton to compete and BEAT the 3series and A4 variants. Also look for a A3 and 1series competitor from Cadillac based on th Alpha platform. Looks for a CTS inspired look for the next SRC and a smaller sibling based on the Theta platform called BRX. The XLR get's a softer more classical form in 2010 when the C6 Corvette morphs into the C7. Lastly... I'm also hearing that instead of Saab getting a Kappa (Solstice/Sky) variant... Cadillac will be getting one with a more luxurious edge, styled so different that it will be not recognized as a Saturn/Pontiac sibling... also with a D.Injected 3.6L under the hood, possibly turbo-ed to make 400HP.


Engines for the entire Cadillac line will be a continuation of excellence that was started by the soon to be defunct/replaced North-star... Rumor has that by 2009 the new Ultra V8s will be put in place of the NS, giving the Cadillac line a V8 base engine of no less than 370HP... soldiering on to at least 600HP naturally aspirated, employing such innovative technologies as Direct Injection, and Hybrid drive to bolster both fuel economy and power... Audi is hitting us right back with a slew new products as well... and after seeing the 550HP possibility of the upcoming RS6... Cadillac had best stick to the rumor of the 600HP LS7 engine being in the CTS-V... While BMW had better boost the output of the M5 and M6....

it would seem that for model year 2010, Cadillac second phase of it's revitalization will be implemented. The STS and DTS are essentially redundant in this new phase since the model for Cadillac is the one from BMW. As follows:

Alpha Platform = 3series

CTS= 5series
XLS= 7series
XLR= 6series
BRX= X3
SRX (?)= X5
Escalade= Range Rover (non BMW)

Each car will be getting variants. For example the CTS will have a convertible and a coupe. The XLS will be a V8 and V12 version. The Alpha will be a 3series competitor with a Sedan, convertible and coupe. All cars will be offered with optional AWD and higher end ones such as the CTS, XLR, XLS, SRX, and Escalade will have Hybrids

Got this from my Caddy Dealer... Hope he is correct. The STS will be done by 2010 as will the DTS. V-series will possibly skip model year 2009.
 

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Hopefully cadillac will offer the XLS in a regular and a long wheel base....like Bimmer does on the 7 series.
 
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