Mercedes recently released details and pricing on their S600 Maybach, the ultimate version of their already ultra-luxurious S-Class sedan, and it got us thinking, could Cadillac make a realistic alternative to the $190,000 luxury flagship?
We know Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen has envisioned such a car for the Cadillac brand. He told Automotive News late last year the brand could sell ultra-luxury cars that retail for $250,000, but added such a thing wouldn’t be possible until the year 2029. As the long-time auto exec explained when discussing a high-performance halo car, such a car will come, but the brand has other glaring gaps in its product portfolio which must be addressed first, such as a sub-compact luxury car and a new range of crossovers and SUVs.
When a six-figure Cadillac flagship does come around, it will have to have features similar to the Maybach S600. These include an extremely long wheelbase (the Maybach’s is eight-inches longer than the standard full-size S-Class), a two-seat rear layout with footrests and airplane-style folding tables, authentic wood trim, Napa leather and rear seat entertainment. It would also need a powertrain which justifies a $250,000 price tag, like the Maybach’s 523 horsepower, 612 lb-ft 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12.
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