The BLS is the first ever euro-only Cadillac, the purpose of which is to sop up some extra capacity at Saab’s Trollhattan plant where the 9-3 is having a tough time keeping workers busy. Basically a reskinned and retuned 9-3, the BLS had us hoping that Cadillac had a unique and compelling offering for the European market in which GM is currently doing pretty well. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem the case.
A review of the BLS is up on Inside Line in which Alistair Weaver rips the car a new one knocking it for its bland interior, disconnected handling and subpar diesel. While calling the BLS a bad car outright, Weaver shows that it doesn’t have the pedigree to go up against the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4. Cadillac appears aware of the car’s shortcomings as its sales expectations are extremely low. Only 400 units, for instance, are expected to find a home in the U.K. this year. The BLS isn’t going to be sold in the U.S., but apparently we’re not missing much.
[Source: Inside Line]