Spied! Cadillac Flaship Sedan Finally Caught

By | January 22, 2014
We saw the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept debut on the lawns of Pebble Beach last year, and while we've seen early development models out testing, this is the first time we've seen the actual production model out testing. Cadillac's all-new rear-wheel drive flagship sedan was caught testing out in Michigan on the snow-covered roads in full camouflage. The new model has been given the codename "O1SL," but we hope to see the Elmiraj badge make it to production in the latter half of 2015. The "four-door coupe" seen in the photos is expected to be joined by a two-door coupe and convertible down the line. The O1SL features GM's new rear-wheel drive Omega chassis, which will only be seen in future Cadillac models. While it was slated to go to Buick, those plans have since been canceled.
We still don't have solid information about what will be under the hood of the new model, and rumor has it not even GM itself knows for sure, but we expect that a turbocharged four-cylinder, twin-turbo V-6, and a 5.3-liter V-8 to be in the running. The production version of the Elmiraj's twin-turbo V-8 may also make its way into the new model, but regardless, we expect the engines to be paired with a nine- or ten-speed automatic transmission.