Cadillac And Corvette At The British International Motor Show (2006)

Cadillac and Corvette

 

Cadillac and Corvette will debut at the British International Motor Show by showcasing the full range of models available for sale in Europe. Cadillac will feature the all-new right-hand drive BLS range of premium midsize saloons supported by the right-hand drive executive saloon, the CTS. Also on display will be the versatile, all-wheel drive SRX (available with right-hand drive later this year), the luxury STS saloon, the XLR roadster and the new Escalade. The Cadillac range offers arguably the widest choice of engines from a 1.9 litre turbo-diesel developing 150 hp through to a 6.2 litre V8 with 409 hp. The British International Motor Show is being held at ExCeL, London from July 20 to July 30 inclusive.

Sharing the spotlight with Cadillac will be the legendary Corvette, in both coupe and convertible forms. The sixth generation Corvette combines raw performance with agility and comfort in a contemporary design. The Corvette C6 6.0 litre V8 engine produces 404 hp, while the race-bred Corvette Z06, the fastest and most powerful production car ever offered by General Motors, has a 7.0 litre V8 engine developing 512 hp.

Cadillac BLS

Designed, engineered and built in Europe, the right-hand drive BLS has been created specifically with the requirements of European drivers in mind. This front-wheel drive four-door premium midsize saloon offers a range of one turbodiesel and three petrol engines, delivering 150 to 255 hp. The BLS is distinguished by its clear, sharply defined contours, striking wedge shape and distinct Cadillac vertical taillights on the outside, with high quality interior materials and a spacious cabin for up to five passengers. Features include high-fidelity Bose sound system with radio, six-disc CD player and seven speakers, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and parking assist. The BLS range is priced from £20,728.

Cadillac CTS

A right-hand drive luxury sports saloon with a European driving feel, the rear-wheel drive CTS is offered with a choice of a 2.8 litre V6 engine developing 215 hp or a 3.6 litre V6 engine with 257 hp, both with a five speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment on all models includes StabiliTrak (including brake assist and a limited slip differential), traction control, heated front seats, cruise control, six airbags, split/folding rear seats and a Bose premium eight-speaker sound system. In addition, the Sports Luxury models feature Xenon headlamps and leather upholstery as standard, while the 3.6 litre V6 Sports Luxury model also includes a satellite navigation system. Prices for the CTS range from £24,895.

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Published 10 June 2006 Melanie Carter

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