Cadillac Elmiraj Concept may become a production model

Article by Anita Panait, on August 19, 2013

The Cadillac Elmiraj grand coupe concept unveiled in California last week is likely to become a production model based on a rear-wheel-drive large sedan set to be rolled out in around two years, Bob Ferguson, senior vice president of global Cadillac, has disclosed to Automotive News. Ferguson said that the Elmiraj coupe "is very doable," adding that the concept is marketable and practical enough to be “put through the production process."

He noted that Cadillac’s dealers want a vehicle like the two-seater Elmiraj. According to Ferguson, any coupe variant would likely arrive following the large rwd sedan that the premium brand is developing for 2015. Automotive News reported in July 2012 that General Motors had green-lighted the production of a large rwd sedan that will rival Mercedes-Benz S class.

The Elmiraj boasts of a length of 205 inches, making it 3 inches longer than the front-wheel-drive XTS sedan. The front-wheel-drive features design cues with the Cadillac Ciel open-air car that the carmaker unveiled two years ago at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Clay Dean, GM's executive director of advanced design, remarked that Cadillac's designers were inspired by the 1967 Eldorado, saying that "both its actual design and the fact that in its time that car was a very stark contrast and a new direction." According to GM, the Elmiraj is powered by a 4.5-liter twin turbocharged V-8 that provides up to 500 hp.

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