As the first station wagon in CadillacÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 104-year history, the BLS Wagon marks a new milestone for the brand.
World premiere at Frankfurt
Cadillac's first ever stationwagon will be making its global premiere at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show but we can bring you the first details now. Power comes from three gasoline, two turbo-diesel and one bio-ethanol engine. The BLS wagon is the first to feature the 2.0 liter 200hp (147kW) bio-ethanol power unit. Maximum power comes from the 255 hp 2.8 liter V6 while Cadillac adds one more new engine to the range, the 180 hp (132 kW) 1.9 liter turbo diesel.
The BLS wagon measures 4716 mm in length, 2038 mm in width and 1543 mm in height, resulting in a 419 liter cargo space which can be expanded to 1285 liters with the rear seats down. The wagon comes in four trims, namely: Business, Elegance, Sport and Sport Luxury. All versions come with StabiliTrak, Cadillac's electronic stability control system, all the usual safety features, cruise control and a leather wrapped steering wheel.
Whether the BLS wagon will increase sales for the BLS range is hard to say. The BLS has had a slow start to say the least (last June production was reduced to 30 per week) while still remaining Cadillac's number one seller in Europe. Is GM still planning to launch the BLS globally by 2010? We think so because we haven't heard of a change of plans... yet.