Comments - Cadillac to Build a 1 Series Fighter?

Published: Jan 17, 2013
Description: Although Cadillac has just unveiled its Chevy Volt-based ELR luxury coupe, it's now more apparent than ever that the American automaker is intent on becoming a global luxury brand on par with the...
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Sasa Jungic Jan 21, 2013
I'm not sure. Well if its anything like Cts it's gonna be good. Don't screw this Cadillac!
Matt Sutton Jan 19, 2013
Im 32. Had 4 caddys before 25, and looking at a 5th. Caddy is moving back up the ranks. People can talk all they want, but facts are facts. With all aspects considered, i'll take the caddy over a german money pit.
Tyler Tarbox Jan 18, 2013
Cadillac=Mercedes>Audi>BMW
Brian Johnston Jan 18, 2013
Sasa caddy smokes them. Why pay 20k more for a slower car with the same luxuries. Im not even going to go into the depreciation and cost of ownership on german cars either.
Tim Preisinger Jan 18, 2013
Sasa, they don't THINK they can... They KNOW they can. More and more people are realizing how good caddy has become again. Don't worry, you'll figure it out someday too :)
Max Laino Jan 18, 2013
I think cadis are butt ugly
William Downs Jan 18, 2013
Its not that hard considering bmw and merc arent really that great of cars... thats all they are is another car company, andncadi ats already beat the 3 series in comparos and the current cts v is directly on thenheals of the m5 in performance, not to mention i think there interiors are alot nicer to be in, bmw and merc use nice materials but there interiors are boring as hell
Sasa Jungic Jan 18, 2013
Is this a joke. Cady thinks they are competing with Mercedes and BMW? :D
Jason Brown Jan 18, 2013
They had the business model before and they can do it again if they are committed.
Petro Maalouf Jan 18, 2013
I like some of the cadis designs ..... But am sorry competting with bmw and mercedes benz do not even think about it
Tyler Tarbox Jan 18, 2013
@William. Some people just can't accept the fact that Cadillac is back to world class prominence
Tim Preisinger Jan 18, 2013
I don't think they need a new personality. I think they are doing just fine... Sales show that.
William Downs Jan 18, 2013
Lmao @ u people hating on cadi
Scuttle Buttocks Jan 17, 2013
Cadillac...what are u doin? Cadillac...STAHP
Johnny Matias Jan 17, 2013
And the ATS is a direct competitor of the 3-series. So unless Cadillac can make an entirely new persona, their best bet is to make direct competitors to BMW/Audi/Merc. Sucks that it has to be like that but they need a new personality.
Johnny Matias Jan 17, 2013
Cadillac needs to make more varying sizes and powers in order to efficiently compete but they're almost already started to get confusing. They have a 5 series (?) competitor in the CTS. Then a pseudo cheap 7 series competitor in the XTS
Mike Renaut Jan 17, 2013
Sounds good, hope they do it. And, yeah, please make it RWD 'kay?
William Downs Jan 17, 2013
Jimmy there talking about the xts witch is fwd, not the cts
Jimmy Case Jan 17, 2013
All CTS's are RWD. Not FWD.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 17, 2013
Well, if I'm not mistaken, theres an AWD option for the XTS. This could compete with the S350 4Matic. I'm sure that later there will be a V8 in the XTS.
William Downs Jan 17, 2013
Tho get with the times if your gonna talk shit one cadi, this isnt the 90's, everyone of cadillacs current efforts have been hugly succesful, how about u spend more time reading and learning then talking shit about what u obviously dont know
Stephen Tyler Learn Jan 17, 2013
The xts doesn't really have a competitor due to it being FWD and the cts is somewhere between a 3 and 5 series. The cts needs to get bigger to directly compete with the 5 series and e class
Aaron Crisp Jan 17, 2013
Do it! I would buy a 1 series fighter. As long as it's RWD.
Tho MA Jan 17, 2013
This will be another fail attempt by cadillac to lure younger customers. Cadillac will always cater to older drivers and i rarely will u see 30-45 yr olds driving a cadillac. Look at past failed models like the Cantera and even the XLR
Ashton Summers Jan 17, 2013
Brilliant idea about a CLS/A7 competitor.
Tim Preisinger Jan 17, 2013
CTS V does compete with an M5. But a 7 series costs a decent amount more then the XTS... So I can't really say they compete...
John Serely Jan 17, 2013
@dimitry I would not say so. It is more of a DTS!STS replacement. It is a soft, FWD car with a V6. Not near the german flagships
Tyler Tarbox Jan 17, 2013
Yeah the base CTS costs about the same as a 5 series, E Class, and A6
William Downs Jan 17, 2013
Cts competes with the 5 series if i remember correctly or atleast the cts-v does with the m5
Tim Preisinger Jan 17, 2013
I would say the XTS is more of a 5 series fighter due to price similarities.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 17, 2013
Well they already have the XTS, which is the 7/8/S competitor. They just need to make a V8 version.
Tyler Tarbox Jan 17, 2013
Cadillac has stepped up so much. All they need now is an R8/SLS competitor, an M6/CLS/A7 competitor, and a 7 Series/S Class/A8 competitor
Ashton Summers Jan 17, 2013
Just don't base it on a Chevy Cruze
Craig Lafey Jan 20, 2013
@Jacob. Agreed. Love Cadillacs.
Jacob Burford Jan 17, 2013
I like it! Very simple and elegant!
Jordan Nishida Jan 17, 2013
Wow. Beautiful. Looks better than a Mercedes c class.
Tyler Tarbox Jan 17, 2013
Looks so awesome. My neighbor just bought one and its very nice in person
William Downs Jan 17, 2013
Agree these things look great in person
John Serely Jan 17, 2013
I love Caddy's new design language
Dylan Bruder Jan 17, 2013
I saw one yesterday they look great in person quite chiseled and muscular
Description: According to a recent Reuters report, Cadillac's global vice president Bob Ferguson stated that we "can expect a more robust lineup." Obviously this isn't an affirmation that a sma...
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Tyler Tarbox Jan 18, 2013
I'd take an SRX over any BMW SUV
Dylan Gomes Jan 17, 2013
shouldnt the SUV compete with the X5 and X3 considering how the X3 is the "baby" version of the X5
Description: No timetable was given as to when we can expect to see either of these models, but the report claims that a 1 Series fighter could come as soon as 2016. In total, Cadillac could have up to ten vehicle...
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Mohammed Suhail Jamil Jan 18, 2013
Front is ok though any lower it could become a snow plougher! The back is a complete mess to be honest. Doesn't look prestigious and the Boomerang lights are huge!!
Tim Ranahan Jan 18, 2013
Looks like everything else Caddy makes. I like the overall design, but they need to evolve it to be a mix of hard edges and curves...
Dave Larby Jan 17, 2013
I'm not a fan of the whole design language that Cadillac has right now.... If I was offered a choice between a Caddy and one of the German competitors, I'd be goose stepping straight over to the nearest Bavarian autohaus!!
Tim Preisinger Jan 17, 2013
IMO the front is perfect. The rear... Decent. I don't think it's bad, but it could be better
Matt Piccolo Jan 17, 2013
Really don't care for the rear. The front is great though
Taylor Garry Jan 17, 2013
Good lord that is bad
Zaire Wilkins Jan 18, 2013
This car was a blast to drive in midnight club 3 dub edition remix
Jack Ficke Jan 18, 2013
Saw this in person. Unbelievable. Concours delagance.
Tim Ranahan Jan 18, 2013
Looks like a Chrysler/ Caddy Hybrid, awful!
Patrick Schalk Jan 18, 2013
Cindy, it's the Cadillac Sixteen concept.
Scuttle Buttocks Jan 17, 2013
All they'd have to do is slightly update it then blam...we have a caddy super car.
Cindy Ngo Jan 17, 2013
What's that car?
Jordan Nishida Jan 17, 2013
The engine in that car is amazing, especially the design of that car.
Dave Larby Jan 17, 2013
This has a work of art for an engine.
Ryan Lopez Jan 17, 2013
But that engine....Is awesome
Daniel Eads Jan 17, 2013
Stephen, they could easily get 20mpg out of it with cylinder deactivation.
Zachary Maurer Jan 17, 2013
When there is a will, there is a way Stephen
Stephen Tyler Learn Jan 17, 2013
@john yes it is that bad. It has a 13.6L v16 engine with a 1000 horsepower. Even using "fuel saving measures" it would be lucky to get 12 mpgs. I think this car is awesome but I couldn't even afford to fill the tank
John Serely Jan 17, 2013
@stephen it used cylinder deactivation and other fuel saving measures so it wouldn't be that bad
Stephen Tyler Learn Jan 17, 2013
This car would single handedly ruin all of gm's cafe numbers
Dylan Bruder Jan 17, 2013
This was so cool when it came out
Tim Preisinger Jan 18, 2013
I agree William, and hope it continues
William Downs Jan 18, 2013
Thats cause people are getting smart about spending there money on a car, now they actually compare cars instead of buying based on the badge at the front
Tim Preisinger Jan 18, 2013
I think people are slowly but surely getting off the BMW kick (I never liked them to begin with).
William Downs Jan 18, 2013
Were lame because we think an ugly car is ugly, i ve heard people who own them call them ugly, but no onesaid it was abad performance car... just looks horrible
Tim Ranahan Jan 18, 2013
Awesome looking, great performance, classic sports coupe feel, your all lame!
Tim Preisinger Jan 18, 2013
*yawn*
Scuttle Buttocks Jan 17, 2013
Small, ugly, but the M1 is ok.
Jordan Nishida Jan 17, 2013
Too small and ugly
Garrett Middleton Jan 17, 2013
I've seen a few of these on the road and this picture is pretty bad, it's not great looking but it's not this ugly
Rithhin Jawahar Jan 17, 2013
It's about a car which performs better than this....
Mark Fei Ling Jan 17, 2013
*ugly
Tyler Tarbox Jan 17, 2013
Wouldnt be difficult to build a competitor that looks better than this. Car is hideous