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Future Small RWD Caddy?

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Hope springs eternal... but I'm not holding my breath.

GM has kicked me in the teeth too many times with

empty promises of RWD & more recently; hardtops.

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IMO the greenhouse is too round-ish, but that's a very good looking car

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Not bad at all. Could use a couple of body changes IMO, but not a bad design at all.

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Sexy, sexy...

Too bad the lack of a V8 will keep me out of it.

It wouldn't make much sense for a model smaller than the CTS to have a V8, since the CTS only has a V8 in V-form. A DI V6 would probably be more than enough, esp. if the smaller model weighs less than the CTS.

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Throw a 300HP EcoTec into that baby, and GM will have an awesome competitor against the 3-Series.

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I don't think there's any official quality to this picture, but it's a good guess certainly, judging GM's latest philosophy with Caddy. the move to the first gen C-pillar off the CTS is perfect, better than the fat and awkward-in profile C-pillar of the current inspired-by-Sixteen CTS. The surfacing is what I would personally like to see of Caddy, even more definition if possible. The lines could stand more definition in my theme for Caddy. this is a seriously good looking car, in the time it would come out, I wonder if it would stand apart enough, that's always a crucial judgement call, it sort of looks fairly a lot like a few other cars.

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I don't like the C-pillar and its clearly just a chop of the CTS coupe, but it looks pretty good.

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I for oe LOVE the C-pillar on the new CTS & more so on the coupe...

if only they had no B-pillar they'd be PERFECT!!!

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Throw a 300HP EcoTec into that baby, and GM will have an awesome competitor against the 3-Series.

+1

and a base 200hp 2.4L 6 speed maybe?

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It wouldn't make much sense for a model smaller than the CTS to have a V8, since the CTS only has a V8 in V-form. A DI V6 would probably be more than enough, esp. if the smaller model weighs less than the CTS.

My comment was directed at the rumors that Zeta will die and Alpha will become the top RWD platform at GM. If that happens, then it should be engineered for a V8, even if it's for a very small number of cars.

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My comment was directed at the rumors that Zeta will die and Alpha will become the top RWD platform at GM. If that happens, then it should be engineered for a V8, even if it's for a very small number of cars.

Cadillac has Sigma, though...which supports a V8.

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The artists that work for the car mags usually seem to be better than the ones that actually work at GM.

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Beautiful chop. It looks a big mishapen in the front. I am looking forward to this car arriving. I hope it happens.

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Cadillac has Sigma, though...which supports a V8.

AFAIK, Sigma is a "dead man walking" after this CTS wears off.

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AFAIK, Sigma is a "dead man walking" after this CTS wears off.

Maybe..but that's at least 5 years out...who knows what the GM fleet will be like then.

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As long as it sells they can build it. Wouldn't a FWD TSX fighter make more sense tho?

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As long as it sells they can build it. Wouldn't a FWD TSX fighter make more sense tho?

No...FWD would be wrong for a future Cadillac...leave FWD to Buick and SAAB.

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As long as it sells they can build it. Wouldn't a FWD TSX fighter make more sense tho?

No, actually.

Cadillac turning into an Acura fighter would not be for the best interest of the brand.

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As long as it sells they can build it. Wouldn't a FWD TSX fighter make more sense tho?

Like others, I think that's better for SAAB, and Buick. Plus, a small, FWD Cadillac will make the reviewers say the really nasty, and horrible "C" word.

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Like others, I think that's better for SAAB, and Buick. Plus, a small, FWD Cadillac will make the reviewers say the really nasty, and horrible "C" word.

What 'C' word? Constipated?

Oh, wait..... I know what the word is..... C-I-M-A-R-R-O-N? :smilewide:

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i feel dumb that it took me a while before realizing what the "C" word was :D

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No...FWD would be wrong for a future Cadillac...leave FWD to Buick and SAAB.

YES. Agreed.

I wish we could leave FWD to just Chevy but if Buick & Chevrolet

had a 1/2 & 1/2 mix of FWD/RWD then we can certainly give

Cadillac & Pontiac 100% RWD product with the option of AWD on

select models. Truth be told I wish GM would set a precident and

stop using FWD on ANYTHING other than sub-compact cars.

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