The new Cadillac BLS Sport further extends the BLS luxury midsize sedan lineup. The new model adds a sporty element to the model which is developed with particular attention to the demands of the European and other international markets.
Sporty addition to Cadillac’s luxury midsize sedan range.
The 2007 Cadillac BLS Sport adds 18-inch wheels and lowered sports suspension for the front MacPherson struts and four-link rear axle. The chassis tuning ensures dynamic handling performance without compromising comfort and is designed to take full advantage of the range of powerful engines to give the dynamic performance that customers expect from Cadillac.
The BLS Sport interior is highlighted by the use of stylish aluminum trim instead of wood and the circular instruments have white numerals and red needles on a black background. A three-spoke leather steering wheel and a analog clock in the center stack come as standard. Optional refinements include leather seating surfaces.
Two 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engines respectively develop 129kW/175hp and 154kW/210hp, while a 2.8 liter V6 unit gives 188kW/255hp. The Sport also joins other BLS models in offering a direct-injected, common rail turbo-diesel engine fitted with a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter, developing 110kW/150hp). All units come with the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic with Sport Mode button, which allows the driver to select a sportier transmission shift pattern.
The optional state-of-the-art infotainment systems include high-quality audio units from Bose, a DVD navigation system with touch screen operation, a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone system with a hands-free kit and remote controls on the steering wheel.
The Cadillac BLS Sport goes on sale in January 2007.