Friday, November 18, 2011

Cadillac Ciel - GM Concept

Recently Cadillac is quite actual mark as around her there is a lot of news. After they confirmed the production of three completely new models, including luxury sedan XTS, compact sports sedan ATS (which will rival the BMW 3-Series) and plug-in hybrid coupe ELR, Americans revealed an impressive new prototype called Ciel. The car looks into the future, but carries in itself something of the past. Named after the French word for "sky", Ciel is quite large (with a length of 5174 mm) four-door and four-seater convertible. The rear doors open backwards and B-pillars reminiscent of the classic Lincoln Continental convertible by 1961.

Ciel is developed in the GM Design Center in North Hollywood as Nikki Smart has been a leading designer for the exterior, while Gael Cheeks is responsible for the interior. Wheelbase of 3175 mm provides sufficient space for all passengers. The prototype is a four-wheel drive and relies on the twin-turbo version of the 3.6-liter GM engine with direct injection. Added to this the car also have an electric motor using lithium-ion pack battery. When both motors are combined, Cadillac Ciel has a total power of 425 hp and torque of 583 Nm. This makes the model not only beautiful but also very fast. Moreover - Dean reveals that Ciel has completely new architecture that will be used in other models. We think it is very possible that a platform can be implemented in future luxury sedan.


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