Cadillac says the new Elmiraj was created to pay memorial to the past and look toward the future of Cadillac design. The Elmiraj’s name and percentages are homages to terrific Cadillacs of yesteryear– Elmiraj remembers the storied Eldorado nameplate, while its generous proportions and “splendid coupe” physical body style are a nod to the 1967 Eldorado.
As for the future, Cadillac states the Elmiraj is its means of “forecasting design ahead,” rather of “‘aggravating future models,” though the Elmiraj, like continue year’s Ciel, the majority of certainly hints at design cues we’ll see on future Cadillacs– specifically its forthcoming flagship.
Speaking of design cues, the Elmiraj is spectacular to behold. Designed by Cadillac’s North Hollywood studio, the Elmiraj gets ideal where the Ciel left off. It sporting activities the timeless American long-hood, short-rear-deck percentages with tight fender lines that flow from its vertically piled LED headlights to its tailfin-inspired taillights.
The Elmiraj’s black grille includes a new wreathless Cadillac Crest, and is cut in satin chrome that streams up together with the hood, covering around the windows. Fairly a few design qualities from the Ciel have actually discovered their way onto the Elmiraj.
2015 Cadillac Elmiraj Engine
Sitting on huge 22×9 aluminum wheels, and using on a platform developed with “chassis and structural elements of a continuous Cadillac vehicle development task slated for future production,” (did someone point out “front runner?”), the Vsport-badged Elmiraj is powered by a brand new 4.5-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that makes an estimated 500 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. We’ve obtained no information on the Elmiraj’s transmission or drivetrain, but its proportions definitely recommend rear-wheel drive, and offered the Vsport badges, we suspect Cadillac’s new eight-speed automatic is latched to that new engine.
Stopping tasks are dealt with by ceramic brakes with Cadillac calipers. Historically, big Caddys have not been understood to be featherweights, however Cadillac asserts its 205-inch lengthy coupe– merely an inch-and-a-half shorter than the long-wheelbase 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class– just considers around 4000 pounds, which Cadillac credits to sessions learned from the ATS advancement cycle.
The facility stack components a pop-up 10-inch touch display like that located in the outbound Cadillac CTS, and– most notably– no CUE infotainment system, though some of its touch features show up to be retained in instruments next to the touch screen and along the transmission passage., the Elmiraj could quite well be just that– a mirage. This could possibly be the Cadillac that assists the brand when again end up being the Standard of the World.