The Eldorado is a well-known name for any Cadillac enthusiast, but unfortunately, they stopped making the car ever since 2002 because it just wasn’t selling all that great and it became a lesser car than the original was. Cadillac did release a couple of very interesting cars with the Elmiraj and Eldorado Concept, but they said that these were just concepts and nothing more.
However, after Cadillac released the CT6 sedan, it became clear that a coupe is a really strong possibility, and it seems that the coupe might be in fact the rumored 2017 Cadillac Eldorado. There are many things we don’t know but according to rumors, this car is expected to be released sometime in early 2017.
Like we said, the car will likely be based on the same stretched Alpha platform as the sedan but instead of having four doors, the car will only feature two. Some rumors also suggested that the four-door coupe layout is a possibility, and it might have sense. One of the problems with this approach is that it might not sell all that great in the US market.
The price is likely going to hover around $60,000 for a base version and around $80,000 for the top of the range model which is a lot cheaper than its future competitors but still represents a hefty amount of money you need to give.
Just like with the CT6, the upcoming Eldorado is very likely going to use the same V6 engines which provide anything between 320 and up to 400 horsepower. The top of the range model will be a bit more different because it will make use of Cadillac’s upcoming 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8, an engine which has been rumored for more than five years.
This could easily make more than 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque while offering the smoothness required for a real luxury car. The transmission of choice might be a new generation 10-speed automatic but this, just like many other things, hasn’t been confirmed just yet.
Probably the most important aspect of the upcoming 2017 Cadillac Eldorado is going to be the way it looks, inside and out, but if we take a close look at the two concept models showcased in the last ten years then it is quite safe to assume that the production car will be just as impressive.
We expect it to get the same front end that can be found on the CT6 but with the two-door body and the doors without pillars, the car should be quite impressive to look at. The interior might get a similar look to the sedan version, but the seats should be mounted slightly lower into the cabin so that the entire layout could change for the better.