No More FWD Cars from Cadillac!…They Want to Go Head to Head with BMW

According to an Automotive News story, Cadilac is going drop either the STS or DTS from their lineup. Cadillac’s future lineup will include three sedans, one larger than the current CTS and one smaller than it. According to Trey Clarke, President of GM North America, that means that either the STS or DTS will be dropped.

The new lineup will do away with front-wheel-drive, although the DTS name could reappear on a future vehicle.

In 2010 the CTS is expected to get a refresh to make it more competitive with the BMW 5-Series. The CTS line is also expected to increase with the addition of a coupe and maybe even a wagon. This move up market would make more room for a smaller Cadillac to compete against the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in 2011.

The replacement for the STS and DTS will be designed to compete with the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. This large car could be built on the upcoming Zeta platform (Camaro and Pontiac G8) according to Bob Lutz and General Manager, Jim Taylor.

Full Story: Autoblog

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