The Eldorado was a personal luxury car in production until 2002 when it was discontinued by Cadillac due to its low sales and old design. However, there are now rumors that the model might get resurrected on an entirely new chassis which would make it quite a bit more interesting than it was. This time around, the 2016 Cadillac Eldorado is expected to use the same platform as the Cadillac CT6, the elongated Alpha. This will slot it higher than the ATS or the CTS but despite that, the new car will still be a two-door luxury sedan with enough room for up to four or five people.
The details have yet to be revealed so far but it seems that the car will be longer and wider than the four-door ATS sedan which will make for a really interesting looking car.
2016 Cadillac Eldorado Price and Release date
On top of that, the price should be quite a bit higher as well with an expected starting price of more than $60,000 which will put it on the same level with cars such as the E Class sedan or the BMW 6 Series.
The release date is still uncertain but the car might be first revealed at the end of the year and go on the market as a 2018 model.
Design of Cadillac Eldorado
Design wise, our best bet would be that the 2016 Cadillac Eldorado will borrow some of the design cues found on the CT6 sedan and on the Elmiraj concept car.
This means that he striking front end with the really imposing grille and slim headlights that continue downwards with a pair of LED daytime running lights is most definitely going to be found on the car.
The back end however should get a new design with a cleaner look and probably similar tail lights to those found on the Elmiraj in order to create a classier looking coupe with more unique touches than the sedan. A higher performance V-model might also be offered at a later date boasting a larger engine and a slightly sportier body kit.
Cadillac Eldorado Interior
Inside the cabin there is going to be something we’ve already seen before on the CT6. Cadillac will very likely not offer a new interior here in order to save some money and give people a familiar design scheme.
The dashboard, steering wheel and buttons’ arrangement will be identical to that of the sedan but the materials are very likely going to be different in order to underline the car’s sportier nature.
The seats will also be more supportive than on the sedan as well as fully electric in order to allow people in the back easy access in and out of the car.
Under the hood, the 2016 Cadillac Eldorado is very likely going to offer three different engines, one less than the sedan. This is because the 2 liter model will most definitely be completely skipped. The base model should feature a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 good for up to 335 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
A 3 liter twin-turbo V6 with 402 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque should also be available as an option. Both of these will come with rear or all wheel drive and both of them will be mated to an 8 speed automatic as standard.
The top end version will come at a later date and it is expected to feature a 4.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine mated to a new 10 speed automatic transmission.
This particular model will offer more than 500 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque and it will be marketed more as a high speed GT cruiser than a true high performance sedan like the European M and AMG models.