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2012 Cadillac Escalade Platinum

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade continues to offer the most complete model lineup in its segment, with three distinct body styles and the Escalade Platinum models. The standard Escalade is complemented by the extended length ESV model and the innovative EXT model that features a reconfigurable cargo bed with a segment-exclusive midgate enabling the rear compartment to flex between passenger and cargo space. (continued below)

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2012 Escalade Platinum Offers the Highest Expression of the Brand's Design

Source: Cadillac | Published: Tue May 24, 2011

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Escalade Platinum is the highest expression of the brand's dramatic design, luxury and technology. With features including segment-first LED headlamps and the world's fastest-acting suspension, Magnetic Ride Control, it's one of the most technically advanced vehicles in the segment.

Escalade Platinum Edition

Offered on Escalade and the extended-length Escalade ESV, the Platinum edition includes a blend of technical innovations and aesthetic enhancements, including unique 22-inch wheels and exclusive Platinum exterior badges. Segment-first applications of Magnetic Ride Control technology (available on all Escalade models with 22-inch wheels) and full-function light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps highlight the Platinum's technology.

Magnetic Ride Control gives the Escalade Platinum more precise body motion control. It is a real-time damping system - "reading" the road in millisecond intervals and changes damping in 5 milliseconds. It replaces conventional mechanical-valve shocks with electronically controlled shocks filled with a magneto-rheological fluid containing minute iron particles. Under the presence of magnetic charge, the iron particles align to provide damping resistance almost instantly.

The LED headlamps emulate the characteristics of natural daylight much more closely than traditional auto lighting. LEDs are environmentally friendly lasting 10 times longer than traditional halogen bulbs.

Escalade Platinum's Interior

Inside the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Platinum is the latest example of Cadillac's 21st century return to handcrafted luxury details. The instrument panel, center storage console and door trim are leather wrapped. They feature decorative French seams that convey an elegantly tailored look and feel. Materials include rich leather on the instrument panel, with unique wood inlays and aluminum trim.

Tehama aniline leather is unique to the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Platinum and is used to fully trim the first- and second-row seats. Contrasting-color stitching is used on the French seams for a distinctive, luxurious appearance and the seatbacks feature embroidered Cadillac wreath and crest insignias. The leather-covered seats are comfortable and convenient, with the industry-exclusive power fold-and-tumble second-row seat feature that eases access to the third-row seat.

Additional standard interior features include Platinum-specific door sills and floor mats; a heated steering wheel; and heated and cooled cupholders and a power liftgate that opens and closes with the touch of a button. Also, the DVD entertainment system adds screens integrated into each front-seat headrest, in addition to the existing roof-mounted screen.

Each front-row headrest screen has its own driver and input controls. The headrest units can be operated independently or in tandem. This system enables passengers in different seats to watch or listen to different entertainment choices. Escalade Platinum models will include the acclaimed Bose 5.1 Digital Surround system, as well as the eight-inch touch screen for Navigation, DVD, CD, MP3 and XM Satellite Radio entertainment.

Cadillac Escalade Platinum: Review (2/2)

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type V8
Displacement 378 cu in (6162 cc)
Power 403 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque 417 lb-ft
Redline n/a
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
  All Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Solid Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 285/45 R22
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 202.5 in
Width 79 in
Height 75.9 in
Curb Weight RWD: 5488 lbs
  AWD: 5694 lbs
0-60 mph n/a
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed n/a
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway RWD: 14/18 mpg
  AWD: 13/18 mpg
Origin & Price
Origin United States of America
Base Retail Price (MSRP) n/a

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