GM claims the all new BLS is for the European market only.
That sounds close to the PR BS we’ve heard just last year about the Jaguar X type wagon.
Cadillac wants to compete with the BMW 3 series, Mercedes C class even the next Lexus IS. And the CTS is way to big
for most European tastes.
If they think they have a tough job convincing Americans to by Cadillacs, wit till they try to convice Europeans to give up their BMWs for a brand that they almost now nothing about. The name is famous, but will that be enough???
Make no mistake. GM is after money. And there is a market for a car like this in the US.
I think it’s just a matter of time till we see this at home.
The car is based on the Saab 9.3. So much so that it is built in the same factory!
The engines are so far a 2.0Liter and a Turbo V6. Similar to what the 9.3 offers. Gm is looking into buying diesel engines
from BMW to put into this car. They’ll need it if they really want to sell in Europe.
You can tell the cars are similar in many ways. The doors, winshields and most of the roof. But they did a good job making this car look ike a Cadillac. Nothing like the Subaru based Saab 9.2!