General Motors has reportedly green-lighted a new, rear-wheel drive flagship model for its Cadillac luxury brand. The BMW 7-Series-rival is expected to launch sometime in 2015.
After several years in the making, Cadillac's new flagship sedan is expected to launch sometime in 2015 and take on industry heavyweights like the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The big sedan will ride on a new rear-wheel drive platform known as Omega. Cadillac also has plans to offer the sedan with all-wheel drive, according to Automotive News.
The four-door's styling will be influenced by the Ciel concept car, which debuted last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The base version of the car will be powered by a 3.6L V6, but at least one V8 will be on offer. Both engines will make use of an eight-speed automatic transmission.
No word on a possible price point, but the new model -- which could debut as the LTS -- will slot above the recently launched XTS in the Cadillac lineup. In addition to the U.S., the flagship Cadillac is also expected to be sold in Europe and China.