Cadillac Escala Concept – The Flagship American Luxury Sedan


The Cadillac Escala (Spanish for ‘scale’) is Cadillacs take on the S-Class fighter, the flagship luxury American sedan we’ve all been waiting for. The Escala Concept is a super sharp and long luxury sedan with enough goods to take on the A8 and the S-Class.

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Unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Escala remains something that the company might dive into if the market is right. But fret not, because most of the technology used in the Cadillac Escala Concept will make it onto future Cadillac cars. Design, powertrain and interior tech from the Escala will be used for development in the next generation Cadillacs.


What powers the Escala?

Cadillac used a prototype 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine to power the Escala. Our guess is that Cadillac mated the engine to a 10-speed automatic transmission that powers the rear wheels. Sadly though, not much has been discussed regarding the powertrain.

The Escala is much longer than the CT6 if you were wondering, about 6.5 inches longer stretching to 210.6 inches in length, the wheelbase measures in at 127.1 inches (4.7 inches longer than the CT6). Now you might be thinking that Cadillac took the easy shortcut of slapping a body kit on the existing CT6 and calling it a day. No, they did in fact use the Omega architecture built and designed in a production studio as opposed to a concept studio.

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The interior seems to focus on the stylish side of things using simplicity and fabric to its advantage. The curved OLED screens are looking quite sleek and the white leather and grey fabric combination seems to give off that futuristic vibe. The interior of the Cadillac Escala Concept features a new rotary controller that rids us of the awful CUE system, hopefully a feature seen in future production Cadillacs.


The design of the Escala uses the fastback look to increase rear cargo capacity while still being a sedan in nature. Much of the styling is aggressive and sharp, very typical of current Cadillac design language and truly luxurious in essence. Not much else is there to be said about the Escala concept, although we do hope something similar makes it onto the showroom floor we hope Cadillac takes this a bit more seriously.
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