Not too long ago on the 77th Salon Worldwide de l'Auto Geneve (77th annual Geneva Worldwide Motor Present), Tekniikan Maailma journal, one of many main automotive publications in Finland named the 2007 Cadillac BLS 4-door compact sedan because the recipient of their Winter Automobile 2007 Award. Martti Merilinna, Chief Editor of Tekniikan Maailma handed the award to Cadillac Normal Supervisor Jim Taylor.
Up to now 12 months, the Tekniikan Maailma conducts a winter check drive for 20 European automobile fashions, together with the newest fashions from Volvo, Honda, Peugeot, Skoda, and different European manufacturers. Tekniikan Maailma crew purchased the automobiles in a winter check observe situated Ivalo, a village in Northern Finland. The Ivalo village is famous for internet hosting a number of the largest winter sports activities occasions like down-hill and cross-country snowboarding, snowboarding, and slalom snowboarding. Furthermore, the place can be one of many areas in Europe with essentially the most harsh winter driving circumstances.
The Winter Automobile 2007 Award goals to find out which of the 20 automobiles may: "… on this sparsely populated land of the chilly and darkish winter … take us to our vacation spot in security, consolation and heat."
Among the many 20 opponents, Tekniikan Maailma has chosen the Cadillac BLS sedan because the winner due to the automobile's spectacular efficiency in winter driving circumstances. The Tekniikan Maailma winter check crew made their choice based mostly on sure standards together with low-grip dealing with, braking stability, grip on uphill begins, headlamp efficiency, and the flexibility of the automobile to "warmth the inside to a cushty 15 levels in simply 10 minutes from a sub-zero startup ".
The Cadillac BLS scored excessive throughout the analysis, bagged the Winter Automobile 2007 award, and most of all, achieved what the Cadillac BLS design and engineering group goals, which is to combine with the "hardest European driving circumstances." The Tekniikan Maailma winter check crew commented: "Right here is one of the best ever Cadillac one may hope for in winter use."
The Europe-only Cadillac BLS compact sedan was launched in 2006, based mostly on GM's Epsilon automobile platform and was in-built Cadillac meeting plant situated in Trollhättan, Sweden. The automobile options the very first turbo diesel engine from GM's luxurious model. It additionally comes with elegant exterior design and GM elements like GM mud flap, snug inside options, in addition to spectacular automobile driving and dealing with efficiency. The Cadillac BLS sedan has a beginning producer's really helpful retail worth (MSRP) of 19,000 Euros or about $ 25,000 USD.