The first Cadillac was introduced in October 1902. a 1903 model. the engine was a10-horsepower, single-cylinder The Cadillac cost around $100, and completely sold out at during
is initial introduction at the New York City Automobile Show in 1903 . The first engine for Cadillac featured mechanical overhead valves along with a square bore to stroke ratio. Steering was rack-and-pinion (humm', we use that today) . A first
Cadillac innovation was it's special split-core nuts that locked a nut to its thread and did not need lock washers.
Cadillac is the second oldest American automobile brand right behind Buick which holds the number one title. Established during 1902 with the name of Cadillac Automobile Company and
acquired by General Motors in 1909 and during the following 30 years became established as America's foremost luxury automobile brand. Cadillac broke new ground for many automotive accessories which included full electrical systems, clashless syncromesh transmission and the all steel roof. Cadillac developed three engines, of which one of those was the V8 engine which established the standard for American automotive industry.
Cadillac was created from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company. After a dispute between Henry Ford and his financial investors, Ford left the organization together a some of his key partners in March 1902. Ford's money backers William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen brought in architect Henry M. Leland of Leland and Faulconer Manufacturing Company to evaluate the plant and equipment in planning for selling off the organization's assets. Rather, Leland influenced the pair to keep fabricating vehicles utilizing Leland's proven single-cylinder engine. A new organization called the Cadillac Automobile Company was created on August 22, 1902, re-purposing the Henry Ford Company manufacturing plant at Cass St. and Amsterdam Ave. It was named after French voyager Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who came from France, and he had likewise founded Detroit in 1701.
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Cadillac CTS (2003-present)
Gen 1 & 2 - Sigma Platform - Gen 3 - Alpha Platform
2003 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS
2017 Cadillac CTS
2018 Cadillac CTS
2019 Cadillac CTS
The CTS, a mid-size luxury car designed, engineered, manufactured and marketed by Cadillac, is now in its third generation. Available at first as a four-door sedan based on the GM Sigma platform. The second generation CTS came in a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, and 5-door sport wagon still utilizing the Sigma platform — while the third generation utilized a stretched GM Alpha platform. Variations of the CTS have six times received the Car and Driver 10 Best list and have twice received the Motor Trend Car of the Year award. As of February 2014, the 2014 model was ranked number one among Upscale Midsize Cars by U.S. News and World Report.
Cadillac CTS-V (2004-present)
2011 Cadillac CTS V Sports Coupe
2016 Cadillac CTS V Sports Sedan
2017 Cadillac CTS V Wagon
2018 Cadillac CTS V
2019 Cadillac CTS V
The Cadillac CTS-V is a high-performance version of the Cadillac CTS. The CTS-V series includes three body styles, all of which feature a pushrod OHV V-8 engine and a sport-tuned suspension. The four-door CTS-V sedan was introduced in 2004, and the CTS-V sport wagon and coupe were introduced in 2010 for the 2011 model year. The sedan competes in the North American consumer market against other high-performance luxury sedans and "echoes" their quality but is a more affordable option than competitors such as the Audi RS6, BMW M5, and Mercedes E63 AMG
Cadillac DTS (2005-2011) G Platform
2005 Cadillac DTS
2006 Cadillac DTS
2009 Cadillac DTS
2010 Cadillac DTS
2011 Cadillac DTS
The DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan) replaced the DeVille as Cadillac's largest luxury automobile for the 2006 model year. This renaming came after new styling conventions set by the previous CTS and STS. The DTS was produced until 2011, when it was supplanted by the
XTS. The initial DTS was announced at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show.
Cadillac STS (2005-2011)
2005 Cadillac STS
2008 Cadillac STS
2009 Cadillac STS
2010 Cadillac STS
2011 Cadillac STS
The Cadillac STS (Seville Touring Sedan) is a mid-sized luxury 4-door sedan manufactured and sold by General Motors from 2004 to 2011 for the 2005 to 2011 model years.
The STS was the successor to the Cadillac Seville, which beginning in 1988 was available as an upscale performance-oriented STS (for Seville Touring Sedan) version, and comfort-oriented SLS (for Seville Luxury Sedan). The next year, the STS received Cadillac's then-new Northstar System, including the aluminium DOHC L37 Northstar V8 engine.
The STS was Cadillac's highest-priced sedan, falling in size between the mid-size CTS and full-size DTS.
Replaced by the XTS
Cadillac XTS (2012-present)
2013 Cadillac XTS
2015 Cadillac XTS
2017 Cadillac XTS
2018 Cadillac XTS
2019 Cadillac XTS
The full size Cadillac XTS is based upon an expanded version the Epsilon II platform. It replaced both the Cadillac STS and DTS and is smaller than the DTS however larger than the STS. The XTS comes with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Cadillac CT6 (2015-2019)
2016 Cadillac CT6
2017 Cadillac CT6
2018 Cadillac CT6
2019 Cadillac CT6
The Cadillac CT6 (short for Cadillac Touring 6) is a full-size luxury car manufactured by Cadillac. The CT6 was introduced at the 2015 New York International Auto Show and went on sale in the U.S. in March 2016. It is the first car to adopt the brand's revised naming strategy, as well as the first rear-wheel drive full-size Cadillac sedan since the Fleetwood was discontinued in 1996. It is built on a different platform than the smaller CTS and is engineered as a rear-wheel drive vehicle with optional all-wheel drive. In addition to its primary markets of North America and China, the CT6 is also offered in Europe, Korea, Japan, Israel and the Middle East. On November 26, 2018, GM announced the closing of the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly in June 2019, ending production of the CT6 sedan in the US after the 2019 model year.
Cadillac Cimarron (1982-1988) J-Body
1982 Cadillac Cimarron
1986 Cadillac Cimarron
1987 Cadillac Cimarron
1988 Cadillac Cimarron
The Cadillac Cimarron, a front-wheel drive four door compact sedan produced in the 1982-1988 model years — over a solitary generation.
As a rebadged variation of General Motors' J-Body cars, the Cimarron was assembled on the same line as the
Buick Skyhawk, Chevrolet Cavalier, Oldsmobile Firenza, and the Pontiac J2000/2000/Sunbird. Overall Cimarron production was 132,499 cars
Cadillac ATS (2013-present)
2013 Cadillac ATS
2016 Cadillac ATS
2017 Cadillac ATS
2018 Cadillac ATS
2019 Cadillac ATS V Coupe
The Cadillac ATS is a compact executive 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe manufactured and marketed by Cadillac and developed at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Cadillac assembles the ATS at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan.
The ATS is based on General Motors' Alpha platform and is offered in either rear- or all-wheel drive configurations. The ATS base engine had been a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I-4 gasoline engine that produces 202 hp, until the 2016 model year. Optional engines include a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 gasoline engine that produces 272 hp and a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine that produces 321 hp.
Cadillac Sports Cars
Cadillac Allanté (1986-1993)
1986 Cadillac Allante
1990 Cadillac Allante
1991 Cadillac Allante
1992 Cadillac Allante
1993 Cadillac Allante
Initially intended as competition to the Mercedes-Benz SL and Jaguar XJS, Allanté highlighted a marginally altered variation of the 4.1 liter V8 utilized across the
Cadillac model line.
The Allanté is noted for an unordinary production arrangement, where finished bodies — designed by Pininfarina and built in Italy were shipped 56 at a time
in specially equipped Boeing 747s, to the Cadillac Hamtramck Assembly plant in Detroit where they were mated with locally constructed chassis and engines. The costly
transportation process was executed as GM had recently shuttered the Fisher Body Plant #18 which had customarily provided bodies for Cadillacs since 1921. This was not
the first occasion when that Cadillac chose Pininfarina for body work, they had previously used the Turin-based coachbuilder for the 1959 Eldorado Brougham, and also
that for a few unique customs, one-offs, and concept cars.
Cadillac XLR (2004-2009)
2004 Cadillac XLR
2006 Cadillac XLR
2007 Cadillac XLR
2008 Cadillac XLR-V
2009 Cadillac XLR
The XLR-V was based on remaining Chevrolet Corvette C5 assemblies due to GM's transition to the C6. Cadillac introduced the XLR at the 2003 Detroit Motor Show and began production in the 2004 model year — foreshadowed by the Evoq concept vehicle.
The XLR came out in 2004, and it was pretty cool from the get-go. It had distinctive styling that represented a "new" Cadillac, the Northstar V8 made an impressive 320 horsepower, it had a fairly nice interior and it used a retractable hardtop -- which was a
way cool trick back then.
Then, in 2006, Cadillac turned things up a bit. Eager to launch its "V" line to garner the same recognition as BMW's M or Mercedes' AMG, Cadillac added a high-performance engine to just about everything -- and the XLR came out especially well. The XLR-V used a supercharged 4.4-liter V8 that made 443 hp and a whopping 414 lb-ft of torque -- good enough for zero to 60 in 4.3 seconds, which is a mean feat considering its heft and standard torque-converter automatic.
But the XLR-V had one major flaw: its price. It started around $110,000 and rose
even more by the car's final model year of 2009. The result is that very few XLR-V models were sold, though the few that are out there still command surprisingly big money
1938 Cadillac Series 75 Woodie
1941 Cadillac Series 61 Estate Wagon
1946 Cadillac Series 61 Estate Wagon
1947 Cadillac Woodie
1950 Cadillac Series 75 Woodie
1956 Cadillac Woodie
1941 is the first year of any information on Cadillac Station Wagons. Actor Charles Starrett, a star of western movies, owned a '41 Cadillac Station Wagon built
by Coachcraft Ltd of Hollywood. More Woodies
Cadillac Escalade (1999-present)
1999 Cadillac Escalade
2000 Cadillac Escalade
2006 Cadillac Escalade
2013 Cadillac Escalade
2014 Cadillac Escalade
2015 Cadillac Escalade
2016 Cadillac Escalade
2017 Cadillac Escalade
2018 Cadillac Escalade
2019 Cadillac Escalade
The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV engineered and manufactured by Cadillac. It was Cadillac's first major entry into the SUV market, and is called an SUV even though it meets all the specifications to be considered a truck. The Escalade was introduced for the 1999 model year in response to competition from the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Lexus LX and to Ford's 1998 release of the Lincoln Navigator. The Escalade project went into production only ten months after it was approved. The Escalade is built in Arlington, Texas. The word "escalade" refers to a siege warfare tactic of scaling defensive walls or ramparts with the aid of ladders or siege towers.
Cadillac SRX (2004-2016)
2004 Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX
2014 Cadillac SRX
2015 Cadillac SRX
2016 Cadillac SRX
The Cadillac SRX is a compact luxury / D-segment crossover SUV that was produced by Cadillac from 2004 to 2016. The second generation SRX was Cadillac's best selling model in the United States.
Cadillac XT4 (2018-present)
2018 Cadillac XT4
2019 Cadillac XT4
The XT4 (short for Crossover Touring 4) is Cadillac’s second crossover SUV, slotting below the mid-size Cadillac XT5, serving as the luxury equivalent to the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. It is the third model to use Cadillac's new alphanumeric naming scheme (after the CT6 and XT5), and the second of three vehicles Cadillac is introducing in the Crossover Touring (XT) series, the third being the mid-sized three rows XT6 that will debut in 2019. It utilizes GM's E2 platform, shared with the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick's Opel Insignia–badged Regal TourX sport wagon. The XT4 is produced at GM's Fairfax, Kansas plant, and went on sale in the fall of 2018 as a 2019 model. The Chinese-market XT4 is manufactured in Shanghai by SAIC-GM.
Cadillac XT5 (2017-present)
2017 Cadillac XT5
2018 Cadillac XT5
2019 Cadillac XT5
The Cadillac XT5 (short for Crossover Touring 5) is a / compact luxury / D-segment crossover SUV manufactured by General Motors. It was introduced at both the Dubai Motor Show and LA Auto Show in November 2015. The XT5 replaced the Cadillac SRX crossover when it was launched in spring 2016. It is the second model to use Cadillac's new alphanumeric naming scheme (after the CT6) and the first in the Crossover Touring (XT) series. The XT5 is manufactured at GM's Spring Hill Manufacturing plant. The Chinese-market XT5 is manufactured in Shanghai by SAIC-GM.
The XT5 is currently Cadillac's best selling model in the United States and globally.
Cadillac XT6 (2020)
2020 Cadillac XT6
The Cadillac XT6 is an upcoming seven-seat luxury mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by General Motors. The vehicle was introduced on January 12, 2019 at the North American International Auto Show and will go on sale in the fall of 2019 as a 2020 model, with early orders to commence in the summer of 2019.
Cadillac Utility Coupe
Escalade EXT (2002-2013)
2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT
2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT
2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT
2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
The Escalade EXT sport utility truck (released alongside its twin, the Chevrolet Avalanche) was introduced in 2001 (as a 2002 model) from the Cadillac division of General Motors. It features a "Convert-a-Cab" composite pickup bed that can be expanded into the truck's cab through a bottom-hinged door. Like the Avalanche, the EXT has four full-size doors and seating for five. High-intensity discharge headlights were offered for 2003. The Escalade EXT also appears in the movie, The Matrix Reloaded along with the CTS in product placement ads. All Escalade EXTs were built in Mexico.
The EXT models were discontinued after the 2013 model year along with the Avalanche
Cadillac CT6 PHEV (2017-2018)
2017 Cadillac CT6 PHEV
2018 Cadillac CT6 PHEV
A plug-in hybrid variant, the CT6 PHEV, debuted at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The plug-in hybrid uses a similar powertrain as the current Chevrolet Volt (second generation). The powertrain combines a 266 hp, 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder direct injected gasoline engine with a two motor, hybrid transmission and a liquid cooled 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is integrated into the car floor as well as an e-CVT.
Cadillac ELR PHEV (2014-2016)
2016 Cadillac ELR PHEV
The Cadillac ELR is a two-door, four-passenger luxury plug-in hybrid compact coupé manufactured and marketed by Cadillac for model years 2014 and 2016 — with a hiatus for MY 2015. Using a retuned version of the Chevrolet Volt's Voltec EREV drivetrain, the ELR's lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 37–39 miles and a top speed of 106 mph.
2012 Cadillac Ciel concept
The Ciel features rear suicide doors, and the inside components a smooth wooden dashboard with a straightforward gage look. 'Ciel' is French for "sky"- which is the thing that the planners had as a primary concern when they made the vehicle.
Opening doors on all - some with opening hoods and trunks
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