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Cadillac to Unveil Stretched DTS-L at LAIAS

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Cadillac to Unveil Stretched DTS

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More from the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show later this month: Cadillac will unveil a new stretched long-wheelbase version of the Cadillac DTS sedan and will name it DTS-L. The car will be in dealerships early next year and will have the same 4.6 liter V8 engine that will produce 294 horsepower. The Cadillac DTS-L will have an extra 8 inches of space with the company’s “VIP privacy” rear seating.

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So this is how Cadillac will push the DTS name upmarket... Hmmm...

If the DTS-L goes into the low $70's fully loaded, that would open it up for the next-gen RWD DTS to start at a much higher price point.

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answer to a question no one is asking i fear....but i can see what ven said as being accurate, this car will test the waters for pricier Caddy sedans.

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Reminds me of the '97-'99 Fleetwood Limited, which was simply a stretched DeVille with rear vanity mirrors, better center console, and footrests.

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Interested to see the consumer reaction, tho I am disappointed at the unoriginality of the ubiquitous "L" designation. Cadillac is better than that.

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I'm ok with the -L suffix until the K body is gone...but after that, I'd really like to see Cadillac be different and give its cars real names.

BTW, Crimson Pearl is a beautiful color.

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I don't get it.  That link goes to the old armored stretch Deville.  Are you saying this is the updated version?  I ask because the article said this would be available in dealerships, and I've never seen one of the armored cars in a dealership.

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I think he's saying take that and add the updates and there's your DTS-L, though that's probably what most people were envisioning anyways.

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Cadillac setting up a beachhead for an S-class competitor? That is good news. Guess STS does not have to grow then. :thumbsup:

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I think he's saying take that and add the updates and there's your DTS-L, though that's probably what most people were envisioning anyways.

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But wasn't the armored one actually based on a truck platform? This still sounds K-body to me...

I mean I have no problem envisioning what this will be based on the short description in the article...my father owns a DTS and I can easily imagine the stretch.

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I have no specifics on the armored DTS, but Cadillac does build a commercial chassis again- saw it on TV last year: strengthened DTS with HD suspension, brakes and wheels.

DTS is a unibody, no? Putting the DTS FWD body on a independant RWD frame would not be an easy or inexpensive undertaking. 'Truck frame' sounds highly improbable (unless the armored DTS has frame rails hanging down below the rockers and giant tire-wheelwell gaps, then nevermind).

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Cadillac setting up a beachhead for an S-class competitor? That is good news. Guess STS does not have to grow then. :thumbsup:

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A FWD sedan with a 4spd automatic is hardly an S-class competitor...

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Yeah DeVille is a unibody car. I love the Crimson Pearl/Tintocoat paint (the Red Jewel that I never see just isn't special at all), and this asks: what's after this for Cadillac?

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A FWD sedan with a 4spd automatic is hardly an S-class competitor...

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No it certainly is not. But if the DTS is to be replaced by a Zeta based Sedan for 2010-11 then the size will make sense. I hope that is what he means.

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I have no specifics on the armored DTS, but Cadillac does build a commercial chassis again- saw it on TV last year: strengthened DTS with HD suspension, brakes and wheels.

DTS is a unibody, no? Putting the DTS FWD body on a independant RWD frame would not be an easy or inexpensive undertaking. 'Truck frame' sounds highly improbable (unless the armored DTS has frame rails hanging down below the rockers and giant tire-wheelwell gaps, then nevermind).

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Well the Presidential limo is on a truck chassis with a DTS shell...I'm not sure about the other armored vehicles, hence the question. Armoring a car is an expensive undertaking too.

My guess is the DTS-L is just a stretched DTS...

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LAAAAAAAAME.

DIE FWD CADILLACS!!!

Just fu*king die already damnit. RWD is the future for

ANY & ALL luxury cars, w/ rear-biased AWD optional.

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LAAAAAAAAME.

DIE FWD CADILLACS!!!

Just fu*king die already damnit. RWD is the future for

ANY & ALL luxury cars, w/ rear-biased AWD optional.

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you forgot BOF.

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and no B pillar

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Except for the following list...

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