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Cadillac BLS

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Auto Trader Ten Point Rating #8211; 76%

Cadillac is one of the well known American and conjures up images of chrome-edged from the 1950s.

Today still sells plenty in but its big, soft saloons caught on in Europe; but its new, BLS is set to change that. Read on for our review on the Cadillac BLS.

1. Looks

You can#8217;t fail to be noticed in the its huge features and sharp, lines look unlike else on the road #8211; on impressions. But look a bit closer, and see it#8217;s based on Saab#8217;s 9-3, sharing the Saab#8217;s windows and windscreen. There#8217;s a American influence in the styling has been softened up for the European

Despite this, no European car could get away with like the fantastic #8216;egg grill and enormous rear

2. Looks inside 7/10

plenty of Saab inside the BLS The steering wheel and various has come straight out of the GM parts and while they look in the Caddy, you can#8217;t help why there aren#8217;t more parts on this expensive The oversized dash looks the and the analogue clock gives a air of nostalgia.

The electric cream seats in out V6 Sport model comfortable and supportive while looking great.

3. Practicality 7/10

Access to the has never been a saloon car point, and the BLS is no different. Despite 425 litres of space and a 60/40 folding rear seat, the is compromised by a small opening.

It better in the cabin though, a class leading 988mm of headroom and 892mm in the rear, so adults could sit in comfort. The is very refined too, a pleasant thrum from the under heavy acceleration the only real noise on the

4. Ride and Handling 8/10

Auto Trader Ten Point Cadillac BLSOur Sport has slightly firmer suspension the rest of the BLS range, but the ride was excellent. Despite its branding, our BLS felt more at home on the than hustling along the roads. That said, is excellent and it always feels at speed; in fact we didn’t to lean on the traction control at

5. Performance 8/10

All of the BLS#8217;s petrol and one diesel engines are which makes for impressive across the range. Our 2.8 V6 engine 255bhp and 258 lb/ft of pulling at a very useable 2,000rpm. meant there was grunt low down in the rev range.

The BLS can dash to in a shade under seven and will carry on to the dark of 150mph.

6. Running Costs 6/10

all that power and a huge fuel consumption is pretty Cadillac quotes 26.6mpg on but we fed the V6 engine a gallon of unleaded 22 miles. Insurance is a bit on the weighty too, with a group 17

7. Reliability 8/10

Too early to say but given its Saab-ish chassis, and transmissions, there shouldn#8217;t be problems. The Saab 9-3 scores above average in the Reliability

8. Safety 7/10

The BLS hasn’t through EuroNCAP crash yet, but should perform given the level of safety ABS and traction control is standard the range, but Cadillac have for more built-in safety such as #8216;hinged#8217; B-pillars pillars between the front and doors), which swing a pendulum in a crash and move from the occupants. Inside, find driver, passenger, and curtain airbags and whiplash-reducing front headrests.

9. Equipment 8/10

The BLS isn#8217;t on kit, but for a £31,000 car, we sat-nav as standard. The CD/radio to our car sounds excellent, and is equally at broadcasting the Today programme as out gangsta rap. The Sport has the Package as standard, which an automatic dimming rear mirror, folding electric mirrors and rear parking

Closer to the driver is a set of electrically leather seats, dual climate control and cruise Sadly, there are no funky cup holders, so owners will to make do with a couple of orifices in the centre console.

10. 9/10

Part hard-nosed part blinging rapper; the BLS is the of car that#8217;s perfect for anyone who a grand entrance. At the moment rare too #8211; so seeing one in the is always an occasion.

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