UK Channel 4 Reviews Cadillac BLS, Shares The Eurogasm

The chaps at Channel 4 got their hands on a Cadillac BLS, which they call the "first Cadillac to be designed specifically for Europe." This is before admitting that it's a badge re-enginered Saab 9-3/Vauxhall Vectra (a gigantic badge that probably adds 20 pounds to the car). It comes in wagon, which is a first for… » 11/08/07 11:00am 11/08/07 11:00am

Saab, Cadillac to Share SUV Platform, Engine

In another installment of Profiles in Badge Engineering Courage, Saab and Cadillac will share a new SUV platform, a new engine and several pints of What Now? That from the UK's Just-Auto, which assures GM is developing the two vehicles to be "very different and specific." As we reported eons ago, those will be the … » 9/17/07 5:55pm 9/17/07 5:55pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: 2008 Cadillac BLS Shows It Has A SexyBack...End

The BLS is everything you could ever love about the Saab 9-3, except without the Swedishness. Yup, this wagon's got it all — as long as by "all" you mean a bio-fuel-powered engine option and "extra powerful" 180 HP / 400 lb-ft o' torque turbo diesel engine. But hey, it's got "LED technology" — we think that means the… » 9/12/07 2:30pm 9/12/07 2:30pm

Cadillac to Show New European Models in Frankfurt

Cadillac's ill satisfied with selling only as many cars in Europe as can be counted on Bob Lutz's hands. It wants a larger chunk of the continent's luxury market. The problem is, Europeans know Cadillac (perhaps better than we do) for cars as long as a Spanish galleon and twice as floaty, not as rebodied Saabs. Still,… » 8/07/07 7:10am 8/07/07 7:10am

Another Half-Cadillac Comes to Europe: The BLS Wagon

Cadillac's unveiled the second reskinned Saab 9-3 model that will grace Cadillac dealerships in Europe, the BLS wagon. Caddy's still trying to convince Europeans, who know Cadillac more for tailfins than for its Art and Science design language of late, that the brand stands for global luxury. The BLS also gets the… » 3/12/07 7:55am 3/12/07 7:55am

More Power for The Euro Caddy: The BLS Sport

What do you call a Cadillac BLS with 18" rims, lowered suspension and chassis tune dialed in for sport touring? What's a Cadillac BLS? Right, it's that Caddy built by Saab for the European market, and it's been selling in the single digits, so GM's offering a sport model with which it hopes to grab a larger chunk of… » 1/05/07 7:36am 1/05/07 7:36am

Mini DeVille: Cadillac Eyeing a Run at the BMW 1-Series?

It's no secret GM wants Cadillac to be a global brand, and its plan to do so many say involves aping BMW's moves. Now, AutoWeek claims to have uncovered a secret plan for a rear-wheel-drive, entry-level Cadillac to meet the BMW 1-Series head on in Europe. The model would supplement the brand's front-drive,… » 10/19/06 12:45pm 10/19/06 12:45pm

Over the Back Fence: Cadillac BRX Coming in 2009; BLS to the US

Here's one from the back burner. According to Edmunds Inside Line, Cadillac's plans for the BRX crossover may be even closer than we'd thought. Cadillac's general manager, Jim Taylor said the sub-$30,000 crossover is being considered, and supplier sources indicate the car's coming in mid-2009. Originally thought to… » 8/22/06 11:12am 8/22/06 11:12am

Between the Lines: Motor Trend on the Cadillac BLS

Despite the warm hotness that is the CTS-V, the words "Cadillac" and "small" go together like "male porn star" and "small." Cadillac obviously forgot to learn that lesson back in '81, when they released the "Cimarron by Cadillac". The badge-engineered Chevrolet Cavalier — complete with in-line four and four-speed… » 5/08/06 5:29pm 5/08/06 5:29pm

Cadillac Planning a Wagon Variant of European BLS by 2007

Cadillac's BLS — the company's first Euro-focused model, which debuted last year in Frankfurt — will get a long-rumored wagon sibling in 2007, according to AutoWeek. A product of Saab's Trollhattan plant in Sweden, the BLS and its planned derivatives (rumored to include an SUV) comprise the cornerstone of Cadillac's… » 2/02/06 11:03am 2/02/06 11:03am