The Cadillac thread

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by RocZX, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Grandea GTR

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    Why does it look like it's crying LEDs?
     
  2. Keef

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    But is it blown up in every dimension? All the proportions look exactly the same as the CTS. At least the bigger an Audi gets the longer its roof gets, etc.

    I'll be damned if they just can't figure out where to put the badge in the grille. If this current trend continues they'll be mounting it on a ****ing flagpole within 3 years.
     
  3. YSSMAN

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    Well, the CT6 is apparently getting a twin-turbo V8

    Logic likely dictates the following:
    • The standard 2.0T that seems to be in everything, fair bet is probably in the Buick GS' 270 BHP version
    • Corporate 3.6L V6 seems like a reasonable entrant, probably good for at least 315 BHP
    • The V-Sport, twin-turbo 3.6L V6 that's good for 420 BHP will probably what they want most people to pick up
    The twin-turbo V8 is a bit of a mystery, though. Are they really going to slap two turbos on the LT4? Or will it be an all-new V8, perhaps a resurrection of the Northstar brand?

    ...In that same AMA, he does also say:

    Which really seems to up the ante given how bad de Nysschen seems to want to take down BMW and Mercedes. It won't have anything to do with the VM Motori unit that was originally destined for the CTS and SRX back in '09, that definitely has its positives, but a clean-sheet design takes a lot of time. Let's hope its worth it.
     
  4. Omnis

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    Because all designers today were Gundam Wing fans 10 years ago. And the coolest Gundam is Deathscythe.
     
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  5. Omnis

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    Does anyone think that the new badge on all the Cadillacs looks like a teddy bear nose?

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  6. Cale

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    The V8 is supposed to be a new DOHC design. So Northstar resurrection!
     
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    Will companies stop copying styling cues?
    The stretched out Audi/MB airdam dumbbell airduct thing...
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  9. RocZX

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    It looks good but that LED going down from the headlights looks stupid.

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  10. Aesthetics

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    I literally did this in about 3 minutes. It looks much better, and I wonder why they put those in the first place..
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  11. YSSMAN

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    As big as a 7-series, lighter than the CTS even with the active-steer rear-wheels, and its got an updated CUE system (thank god). Interesting that its an all-new platform as well, dubbed Omega. Fair bet that's what goes underneath the Buick Avenir if they do it, and maybe a big Chevrolet, too.

    Oh, and a new 335 BHP 3.6L V6? For corporate use? About time.
     
  12. Grandea GTR

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    Guy designing the car was probably sketching up the headlight, then went "whooooops."
     
  13. Omnis

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    I'm gonna buy a used one once they make this design change. 400 horsepower and 600 pounds less than the competition? Yes.
     
  14. Eunos_Cosmo

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    I want them to bring back the Cadillac wreath. The lights can stay as is.
     
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  15. Cale

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    The 3.6 has been making over 320hp since 2011 or 12. It really wasn't that bad.
     
  16. R1600Turbo

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    Awwww it's crying. :(
     
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  17. YSSMAN

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    Not that bad, no, but it needed a bit more juice to keep up with the Jones'. The implication before was that it was mostly all-new, and there certainly was room for some top end refinement on the powerband. Hopefully this aids in that.
     
  18. RocZX

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    Cause it's called CT6. :sly:
     
  19. SlipZtrEm

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    Those headlight icicles should make it pretty imposing at night in rear views, though. And it does help to differentiate it from the rest of the sedans.

    I like it, and the weight is seriously impressive. :tup:
     
  20. Keef

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    You people simply cannot be satisfied and it's driving me up a wall. How bout instead of complaining about everything you design your own damn monstrosity and see how that works out?
     
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  21. Omnis

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    I can't believe this thing is lighter than a CTS. Haha.
     
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    I disagree about the extended LED below the headlamp, removing it makes the car look dated but it looks fine with it. I just wish we could have one of these turbo V6s (ATS-V, CT6) in Australia.
     
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    I think the exterior design is great but I'm not a huge fan of the interior. The wood bothers me. I don't like glossy wood - it looks just like the crappy plastic that American cars suffered with for so long. I want wood that looks like wood - not a glossy finish, but something satin, or even completely bare. Glossy wood belongs on boats.

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    God I hope Lincoln doesn't water down the Continental's interior too much. The blue and the shape of the seats is just amazing.

    EDIT: And can somebody please photoshop the front grille emblem to properly follow the "2/3 rule"? That emblem is way too high and it drive me nuts. Cadillac has gotten this wrong on every single new car. It needs to be an inch or two lower and I believe this is much more important than the continuity of the crossbars because your eye concentrates on the mass of the emblem, not the crossbars.
     
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  24. Eunos_Cosmo

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  25. Keef

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    Bruh. @Eunos_Cosmo

    Fine, I'll just do it myself lol.

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    That's where the badge should've been. Cadillac has gotten this wrong too many times and I'm fed up.
     
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  26. RocZX

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    1st pics of the XT5 crossover spied during photoshoot.

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  27. Beeblebrox237

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    The back isn't bad but the front is hideous. Also, is it me or is it huge?
     
  28. townha99

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    That is quite possibly the worst looking luxury crossover going on sale. @Beeblebrox237 , I don't think its particularly large. I would put it at just a bit larger than the Merc GLE (ML).
     
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  29. RocZX

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    It going to replace the SRX, it's around the same size as the SRX.
     
  30. Beeblebrox237

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    Ah, so it is massive.