My & Your Ideal Cadillac Lineup 3.0
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In My Ideal Cadillac Lineup, CUE is upgraded from it’s current form. Like in the Ciel concept, the CUE's screen is hidden until ready to be used, at which point it is electronically raised out of the dash allowing a cleaner, uncluttered dash design.
Sync & Connect Connect directly to your iTunes account, in which you can sync your account directly to your car. This will allow you to access photos, videos, music, and so much more from your iTunes account.
Wirelessly sync your iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Mobile devise to access music, apps, and videos.
Connecting via CUEtooth Bluetooth, you can send and receive calls and texts.
CUE App Store CUE comes standard with a number of built-in apps, such as the CUE Calender, which can be edited and synced with your iOS/Android/Windows Mobile calender wirelessly. Likewise, the CUE Scheduler handles notifications, such as reminders and to-do's and can sync such things from your phone as well into your CUE Scheduler. Other built-in apps include weather and traffic alerts. In addition, download other apps at the CUE App Store, hosted by iTunes.
CUE App CUE offers a computer application - available for Windows, Apple, and Chrome OS's - which will allow your internet-connected computer to wirelessly be synced up to your CUE to access files on your computer such as documents, pictures, videos, and music in your car.
A CUE app is also available for your iOS/Android/Windows Mobile devise.
On both the CUE program and app, it will give you information on your car – location in the event its stolen, up-coming, currently needed, or past due maintenance, needs such as gas, oil, or air in its tires, your cars VIN number, and so forth. You will also be able to schedule a maintenance.
Turn Your Smart Phone Into Your Key CUE also works with your Cadillac smart key, in which it will sense your nearing the vehicle. A simple reach for the door will unlock and slightly open the door, removing the need for a typical door handle. When CUE is setup on your phone and registered to your particular car, your mobile devise can double as your smart key, thus with the CUE-enable mobile devise you will be able to turn on the car and so forth.
Communicate With Your Cadillac You have the ability to completely skip the touch-screen. Voice interaction will allow you to easily and quickly navigate CUE without ever taking your eyes off the road and hands off the steering wheel. CUE will response quickly and communicate with you. In addition, CUE will let you know about upcoming appointments, reminders, and so forth.
Blazing Broadband CUE offers an encrypted WiFi network with 4G LTE speeds. The hardware for internet speeds can be upgraded over time at your Cadillac dealership.
Advancing CUE Should you decide to upgrade (standard on Ciel, XLR, Cien, and Sixteen) to an even more advanced version, CUE takes it a large step beyond that, an almost fully-interactive CUE system in which will greet you, control things such as turning on or off the car, selecting drive, reverse, or park gears, control the windows, and so forth.
CUE also offers cloud services, called the CUE Cloud, which can back up everything in your CUE hard drive to your CUE Cloud account. This is instantly synced, so that you can access anything on your CUE when you change cars. Likewise, if you own multiple Cadillac's, you have setup your CUE account on all your Cadillac's to have access to your CUE across your multiple Cadillac's.
CUE presents, in this form, unmatched in-car technology; an infotainment system no other auto maker can rival.
Engine: 270 HP turbo 1.8L, 360 HP 3.6L HO, 500 HP LS3, 200 HP/300 TQ diesel 2.3L, 2.5L/Electric Hybrid
The ATS, pretty much as-is. However, a few changes and additions are made. The base 2.5L is dropped, while the V-series is a real killer. CUE is standard, along with a whole host of other goodies such as adaptive cruise, xenon projectors, heated/cooled leather seats, and more. AWD is optional on all models, including the V.
V-Series offers the 500 HP LS3, while massive brakes, MagneticRide Control, reworked steering, aggressively bolstered seats, and a very aggressive design help round out this M3/RS4/AMG 63 killer.
Platform: LWB Alpha
Engine: 360 HP 3.6L HO, 420 HP turbo 3.6L, 480 HP 4.8L Northstar II, 650 HP 6.3L LXX, 3.6L/electric hybrid
The new-generation CTS offers direct competition for the 5-series/A6/E-class/M crowd with its larger, class-correct size and tremendous amounts of features, power, and style. Slightly biggest than its competitors, the Sigma II has been put on a weight-loss plan to put it in the middle, weight size. Meanwhile, its powerful lineup of engines out-powers its group. Offered in sedan, coupe, and wagon. AWD optional on all models including the V.
V-Series builds off of the huge success and performance of the second-generation CTS-V, and still includes all three body styles - yes, the cult-hit CTS-V Wagon is back! Powered by 650 supercharged American V8 ponies, this car outpaces its competition on the straight line, while tuned on the track allows it to out-handle the best the competition has to offer, including the Euro-only RS6.
Platform: LWB Epsilon II
Engine: 360 HP 3.6L HO, 420 HP turbo 3.6L, 3.6L/electric hybrid
The XTS, pretty much as-is. It's an AWD, luxury-focused full-size Cadillac sedan. Copious amounts of quality, luxury, and features put this car on the map. After this vehicle runs its course, however, it will be axed with the CTS moving upmarket and the ATS covering the 3-series.
Platform: Y-Body II
Engine: 480 HP 4.8L Northstar II, 575 HP 5.5L Northstar II
The XLR returns, and returns with a fiery. An edgy, front-engine/rear-drive, long-nose/short-deck take on the modern Arts & Science Cadillac design, this two-seat roadster is a road-burner, its base engine offering more power than the previous generation V-series. Filled with all the modern Cadillac wizardry, such as the advanced version of CUE, heated/cooled/massaging seats, adaptive cruise, the most advanced version of MagneticRide Control, and so forth mixed with an interior unrivaled by the Germans makes this a truly world-class roadster.
The V-series, meanwhile, is powered by a modified version of the 5.5L Northstar II engine is tuned for more performance than in the Ciel. Offering a more aggressive exhaust tone, the car not only destroys dragstrips, but its chassis is ready to take on the corners, the steering offering good feedback and sharp turn-in, and the massive brakes will haul the two-seater to a stop in no time.
Engine: 480 HP 4.8L Northstar II, 550 HP 5.5L Northstar II, 670 HP turbo 5.5L Northstar II, 4.8L/electric hybrid
Pretty much the Ciel concept. Offered in sedan and four-door convertible. Cadillac's S-class hunter, this sedan blows its competition out of the water. This massive execu-liner is unmatched in style, luxury, interior materials, comfort, and features. And while there's no official V-series, the turbo 5.5L produces a punch unmatched by any of its competitors. Offered in four and five seater setup. Standard AWD. Enjoy such standard features as the most advanced MagneticRide Suspension yet, multi-color ambient lighting, auto-sensing doors, infrared night-vision assistance, heated/cooled/massaging seats, heated and cooled steering wheel and shift gear knob, 1TB on-board hard-drive, the advanced version of CUE, four-zone climate control, four throne-like seats, and much more.
Cien $370,495 +
Engine: 750 HP 5.8L Ultra V12
Cien concept, pretty much as-is. It's Cadillac's super car. Featuring a free-revving, passionate, and very powerful 5.8L V12, this car is meant to take on the world's best super cars - however, even with incredible performance, the car still offers plenty of luxury such as the advanced version of CUE. Limited to 250 fully customized builds per year.
Engine: 270 HP turbo 1.8L, 360 HP 3.6L HO, 420 HP turbo 3.6L, 2.5L/Electric Hybrid
This rear-drive compact crossover is based on the renowned rear-drive Alpha platform with the X3 in its sights. Focused on luxury and performance, this small crossover offers plenty of style, mounds of luxury, and class-topping interior quality. But the performance cannot be overlooked, with three powerful engines, topped by a twin turbo 3.6L putting out 400 horsepower. While there is no V-series, the BRX Turbo will leave the X3 and most other crossovers in the dust thanks to its relatively low weight. Meanwhile, thanks to a three-setting chassis control with MagneticRide Control, the suspension and steering are game to tango in the twisties.
Platform: LWB Alpha
Engine: 360 HP 3.6L HO, 420 HP turbo 3.6L, 575 HP 5.5L Northstar II, 3.0L/Electric Hybrid
In its third generation, the SRX returns once again to a rear-drive setup, atop the Sigma II platform. Targeting the likes of the Porche Cayenne and X5, this midsize crossover offers plenty of luxury, but should you so chose the SRX Sport, it'll offer a large scoop of performance. All the usual Cadillac goodies cover your luxury bases - adjustable chassis control with MagneticRide Control, adaptive cruise, CUE, and so forth. The Sport model, however, tunes everything more towards performance.
V-series sets the tone for performance crossovers, out-muscling even the ragging Cayenne Turbo by 75 horsepower. This car is not quite raw-edged performance, but like every Cadillac V-series, you know you're buying this for performance, not ultimate comfort. Ready to rip apart asphalt and straighten the corners, this vehicle is well-loaded as one would expect for upwards of $110,000, but plenty of money has gone into cutting weight, thus leading to even better performance numbers.
Engine: 500 HP 6.3L, 560 HP 7.0L, 640 HP supercharged 6.3L, 5.7L/Electric Hybrid
The Escalade takes things up several notches with its base 500 horse 6.3L, a masterpiece of an interior, jaw-dropping style, and a mountain of luxury. Aimed as the likes of the Mercedes GL and the Range Rover, this big, brash, luxurious SUV offers no apologies, nor do its owners. Class-leading in power and features, there is a reason this SUV is so expensive, and so sought after. CUE is standard, with the advanced version being optional/
Platinum version gains the supercharged 6.3L standard, tuned for usage in an SUV instead of the Corvette, while plenty of seemingly out-of-reach features are standard - as they should be with scratching $135,000. Advanced version of CUE is standard on the Platinum.
Sixteen $1,900,000 +
Engine: 1300 HP quad-turbo 13.4L V16
We all know about this car. Nothing else really needs to be said, besides it'll smash every Rolls, Bentley, and Maybach ever built. Unparalleled luxury, features, and quality no other car the world over can compare to. Advanced version of CUE is standard. Limited to a maximum 100 fully customized builds per year.