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    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. –   Cadillac today unveiled the Ciel concept, an elegant, open-air grand-touring car inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast.

    The Ciel – pronounced “C-L,” the French translation for sky – is a four-seat convertible that opens a new chapter in Cadillac’s design and product ascent, pushing the brand’s Art & Science philosophy into a new stratum. Ciel is a new expression of Cadillac’s historical grandeur, as well as a celebration of open-air motoring.

    “Large, expressive luxury is innate to Cadillac and the Ciel recalls that heritage, while suggesting where the brand can go in the future,” said Clay Dean, global design director for Cadillac. “Authentic luxury is driven by experiences, not just products, and Ciel is about the experience of the journey.”

    The spacious and elegant Ciel is a grand gesture that explores themes driving Cadillac’s explorations into range-topping flagship luxury. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the 3.6-liter Direct Injection V-6 engine, paired with a hybrid system using lithium-ion battery technology.


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    Re: Cadillac Cien Coupe Convertible Concept

     Its got some good design elements but its too long, its like a boat, 


    Re: Cadillac Cien Coupe Convertible Concept

    Same could be said for the Rolls Phantom Coupe


    Re: Cadillac Cien Coupe Convertible Concept

    This thing looks cool, I like it.


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    Re: Cadillac Cien Coupe Convertible Concept

    That is a beautiful car!


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     Not so sure about the "inspired by the beauty of the California coast" thing, but it sure is an attractive car. Long, yes, but that profile is really elegant.


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    wow  it's stunning........this is a real cadillac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    it's different - I like it....


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    Very nice car and interesting approach how to develop Cadillac´s design language for the future. All in all, I think that the car comes two to three years too late but I am very confident that we see some elements in near-future products.

    Considering Mercedes´ Ocean Drive concept, these four-seater luxury convertibles must appeal to those companies as it is one of the very few neglected segments [apart from Bentley and Rolls-Royce] to form a genuine example of extravagance.

    Funny video, interesting to see that Apple´s statement sequences in portrait mode are gradually carried over in other fields, I also agree that the reference to Californian coast is a bit odd:


    Re: Cadillac Cien Coupe Convertible Concept

     Yuck! It is hideous.

    It is a boat out of water.


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    Re: Cadillac Cien Coupe Convertible Concept

    Thank you. I was starting to think I was in the Twilight Zone here, reading all these comments about how beautiful this car is. Different yes, but beautiful? Not in this dimension.

    Re: Cadillac Cien Coupe Convertible Concept

    Try traveling down the interstate highway between wheat fields across the prairie lands of Kansas.

    This car would do well, and the design elements have a great deal of "retro" appeal blended with the company's more recent design features.


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    PureBlue:
    Thank you. I was starting to think I was in the Twilight Zone here, reading all these comments about how beautiful this car is. Different yes, but beautiful? Not in this dimension.


    The car is not beautiful in a sense a Alfa Romeo 8C or a Ferrari 250 GTO is. From memory, neither the Cadillacs of the past nor the above shown Rolls-Royce Phantom fall into this category.

    Cadillac has incorporated some of their historical design elements into their contemporary design language yet found some new solutions that make this car, despite all talks of green technology and compact cars, very attractive for the majority. It is for the company necessary to find a place among the competitors as each company needs to find ways to differentiate oneself. That´s what, in my opinion, they were looking for in that concept.


     
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