Cadillac Escalade Platinum

Dramatic design and technology has driven the 2009 Cadillac Escalade to the top of the large luxury SUV category, in terms of both image and sales. In 2009, Escalade extends that leadership thanks to a new ultra-luxury Platinum Edition with even more segment-first technologies. The Escalade is available in AWD and 2WD configurations.

Escalade Platinum is the fullest expression of the brand’s dramatic design, luxury and technology. The 2009 Cadillac Escalade Platinum becomes one of the most technically advanced SUVs with the additions of segment-first LED headlamps and the world’s fastest-acting suspension, Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control. Magnetic Ride Control, standard on the Platinum Edition, also becomes available as an option on other Escalade models in 2009.

The Escalade features integrated powertrain, chassis, safety and interior systems that deliver the most powerful, efficient luxury SUVs in the segment, led by a 6.2L all-aluminum V-8 engine with variable valve timing technology delivering 403 horsepower (301 kW) and 417 lb.-ft. of torque (565 Nm). The 6.2L engine has been revised to run using renewable E85 ethanol, making it a flex-fuel vehicle for the first time.

Offered on Escalade and the extended-length Escalade ESV, the Platinum edition includes a blend of technical innovations and aesthetic enhancements. The exterior features a unique front fascia and grille patterned after Cadillac’s acclaimed and hot-selling CTS sport sedan. The Platinum includes unique 22-inch wheels and wears exclusive Platinum exterior badges.

Segment-first applications of Magnetic Ride Control technology and light emitting diode (LED) headlamps highlight the Platinum’s technology.

Source: Cadillac press

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