Cadillac BLS Review
The Cadillac BLS is available with a choice of a 1.9 diesel and three petrol engines.11 November 2006
The Cadillac BLS was introduced to the UK on 8th April 2006.
Founded in 1902, in the United States, Cadillac is a synonym for quality, in the same way that Rolls-Royce is in the UK. The name Cadillac comes from the founder of Detroit, a 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, Detroit being home to the US motor industry and of course Cadillac.
Cadillac is now owned by General Motors - the owner of brands such as Vauxhall and Saab.
For Europe, Cadillac has down sized using their General Motor connections. In conjunction with Vauxhall and Saab, they have developed the BLS using the under pinning's of the Saab 9-3, in fact they are very similar cars. The BLS has been designed for the European market and it is even manufactured at GM’s factory in Trollhattan, Sweden.
We drove the Cadillac BLS 1.9 D Luxury Edition which cost £25,073 on the road.
How It Drove - Performance
The Cadillac BLS is available with a choice of a 1.9 diesel and three petrol engines. The petrol engine comprises of two 2.0 litre, four cylinder petrol turbo's (175 bhp and 210 bhp) and a 2.8 litre V6 petrol. The engine line up is pretty much the same as you would find in the Saab 9-3 line up on which the BLS is based.
Cadillac BLS Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Cadillac BLS|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9,5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||131 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||57.6 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-Year / 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 11/11/06)||£25,073 OTR as tested|