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Player4
01-04-2005, 02:24 PM
I have Road & Track and February 2005 have this, so i decided to show you guys!<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Player4/100_6339.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Player4/100_6339.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...9.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Player4/100_6338.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Player4/100_6338.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...8.jpg</A><p>If anyone can scan them that would be great, sorry if the pics dont look too good but i guess is because of the flash.

Naga Royal Guard
01-04-2005, 02:26 PM
should be near the saab 9-3 in size, early talk was that this would be europe only, but thats doubtful

Charger
01-04-2005, 02:28 PM
That would be great if they made that, but it looks a bit smooth and rounder for a Caddy

The Water Is Poison
01-04-2005, 02:59 PM
I thought they weren't gonna do a caddy like this.

VexedandGlorious
01-04-2005, 04:48 PM
i though the cts was 3 seris competition

Top Secret
01-04-2005, 05:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jay</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i though the cts was 3 seris competition</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So did I... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Redline
01-04-2005, 08:15 PM
Its sized between the 3 and the 5, but competes more with the 3 series.

autodanse
01-04-2005, 09:08 PM
obvious chop, but <I>ohh so nice</I>

knicks125
01-04-2005, 09:52 PM
looks pretty good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Is it just me, or does anyone else feel the name BTS sounds a little weird? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0">

taskbearer
01-05-2005, 12:52 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jay</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i though the cts was 3 seris competition</TD></TR></TABLE><p>CTS was originally designed to go against the previous genration 5 series hence the similar dimensions with that careven the CTS V has more in common with the M5 than M3, but due to fears of poor quality the car was downgraded to compete with the 3 series. <br>As for the chop of the BTS, a little too toned down for a caddy.

Pedigreepaul
01-05-2005, 04:56 AM
Here in Holland the CTS never got to compete with the 5 series due lack of quality.. It had to compete with the 3 series from the first time here since it had been introduced..<p>But ok.. I know.. this is Holland.. where everyone smokes weed and stuff.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I like this car though.. please please send it across the ocean..

Ghost_In_The_Machine
02-13-2005, 05:04 PM
Cadillac BLS is up at AMS<p><A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-sport.de/d/76237/d_ams_news_special_ha" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-sport.de...al_ha</A><p>

LEXUS FAN!
02-13-2005, 05:06 PM
they haven't even came out with a BTS/BLS or a name, and they are already talking about supercharged versions...haha

Ascariss
02-13-2005, 05:07 PM
<A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/03_450.79426.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-sport.de...6.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/02_450.79423.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-sport.de...3.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/01_450.79421.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-sport.de...1.jpg</A>

RS
02-13-2005, 05:16 PM
Enough of the alphabet soup! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Nice interior, but exterior sucks coz there is no curve whatsoever<br>So is this based off the Saab 9-3? <br>I would never buy it over a Saab and GM need to stop w/ their attack of the clones!

Charger
02-13-2005, 05:27 PM
wow, thats so bland looking. It doesnt look sharp enough for a caddy. They could have done better.

Nuvolari
02-13-2005, 05:30 PM
The small Cadillac for Europe will definitely be called <B>BLS</B>.<p>Caddilac is going to show a concept at Geneva, I opened a new topic in the "Concept-Cars" section.

LEXUS FAN!
02-13-2005, 05:47 PM
I had no idea it was official yet...wow<p>interesting...they're not bringing it to the US as of now, right?<p>i thought the car was just finalized for making...i dind't know they already had a design

nismo
02-13-2005, 07:46 PM
So that where the money for the SAAB 9-3 facelift went...<p>Good job though GM... surprisingly not SAAB looking. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

mzoltarp
02-14-2005, 06:26 AM
If they don't bring it to the United States they are complete fools.

boston
02-14-2005, 06:56 AM
TCC calls it the BLS as well. <p>I thought that stood for British Leyland Sucks....oops<p>This sounds like a sure thing, but when? 06-07? It took GM years to get the Monaro/GTO the Record to Catera converted for the US. <br>They can't afford to provide out of date cars in any market, esp the Euro market.<br>GM announced a while ago that Saab was going to assemble Cadillacs so this sounds like the vehicle.<br>

JBlair
02-14-2005, 09:25 AM
It won't be coming here, unless there is some drastic change in GM's policy. It goes against all of GM's plans for Cadillac, not to mention its risking a lot of the brand's reputation that it has just recently been able to rebuild.

iakovos
02-14-2005, 09:26 AM
If they try to sell that thing (BLS) in Europe... I can see them packing their bags and going back to US pretty soon.....<p>Was this car inspired on DAEWOO Nubira ???

jjazz0092002
02-14-2005, 02:18 PM
The reason why I think it does't have the sharpness of a cadillac is because it is probably going to be cheaper, and it SMALL.

RGAddison
02-15-2005, 05:38 PM
people, don't get mad when I say this, but I lke the lines on that cadillac, I think it's a alternative to the the current theme of caddy, I have nothing against the current theme, but times are changing.

FRENCHY
02-16-2005, 01:22 AM
Seen from France, all these new Cadillacs seem to be twin sisters, proposed in different sizes ...<br>as far as this BLS is concerned, it' s clearly a cheap remake of the Saab 9.3 (same doors ... with some black plastic around the rear door to disguise it !!!! (incredible that !)) ... same dashboard (event the dials !!!!) ...(ok there is a new console)<br>A new badge and grille, the bulky rear bumper and cad'lights fail to disguise this low-investment maquillage ....<br>This car is what the Alfa 155 and Lancia Dedra were in the 90's .... A classy ans cheap maquillage based on a far less classy base ... the Fiat Tempra ... Fiat failed and noone was fooled by the trick ...<br>To my view, someone who buys a Cadillac in Europe chooses it for it's personnality, in order to drive something different, distinctive.. this man is what we can call a "connoiseur" ... Cadillac think they can fool this individualistic driver ?.....<br>You, guys , have my answer !<p>Just one last thing...i see very few 9-3s in the strets....

RS
02-16-2005, 02:48 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>boston</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought that stood for British Leyland Sucks....oops<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> . It reminded me of "bull****", and that what it is. But I can see why GM is taking advantage of this platform since it's lead the 9-3 to to be first-ever car to earn 5 stars in side and frontal crash testing. GM is just killing Saab. props to Ford for keeping their brands apart as they are now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . Is this the first Cadillac to have a Turbo?

Top Secret
02-16-2005, 03:19 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">props to Ford for keeping their brands apart as they are now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't Ford rebadge as much as GM?

mzoltarp
02-16-2005, 06:45 AM
If they were to send it here as the BTS-V with a hot turbo and market it as a sport sedan with some attitude, it would slip nicely under the CTS allowing the next CTS to slide a few thousand up market.

sc43018
02-18-2005, 08:50 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Don't Ford rebadge as much as GM? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes and no... GM has a lot more divisions to rebadge with, and most of them are in similiar segments. With Explorer platfrom reaching through (atleast) 4 SUVS and Trucks, they seem to be doing it for cost effective purposes. I cant really tell if that is what GM is doing as well, or if they are just making it so no matter what car you buy, they are all the same and all the money goes to GM

iakovos
02-18-2005, 04:52 PM
Hey.. guys... you realise that this is the first step towards killing the SAAB brand...<p>

Dodger
02-18-2005, 05:48 PM
Wasn't the first step when they were aquired by GM?

Top Secret
02-18-2005, 06:41 PM
Wasn't it when they began making cars? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry, that was a cheap shot.

KebabGud
02-18-2005, 09:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>iakovos</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Was this car inspired on DAEWOO Nubira ???</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You mean the Chevy Nubira ?

Top Secret
02-18-2005, 09:48 PM
Isn't the Chevy Nubira just a rebadged Daewoo?

iakovos
02-19-2005, 04:55 AM
well... in Europe they call them DAEWOO Nubira... after all they made in Korea...<p>It looks a lot like the Cadillac BLS....

Dahlis
02-19-2005, 07:41 AM
I think the BLS looks quite good, but i wouldnt get it instead of a 9-3.

Laguna
02-19-2005, 10:00 AM
Coming to the UK soon. Said to be very luxurious