Not too long ago at the 77th Salon Worldwide de l’Auto Geneve (77th yearly Geneva Worldwide Motor Present), Tekniikan Maailma journal, 1 of the foremost automotive publications in Finland named the 2007 Cadillac BLS four-door compact sedan as the recipient of their Winter Car 2007 Award. Martti Merilinna, Chief Editor of Tekniikan Maailma handed the award to Cadillac Typical Manager Jim Taylor.
In the previous 12 months, the Tekniikan Maailma done a winter season exam drive for twenty European automobile models, including the most recent models from Volvo, Honda, Peugeot, Skoda, and other European brand names. Tekniikan Maailma crew introduced the automobiles in a winter season exam keep track of found Ivalo, a village in Northern Finland. The Ivalo village is observed for web hosting some of the largest winter season athletics activities like down-hill and cross-place snowboarding, snowboarding, and slalom snowboarding. Moreover, the area is also 1 of the regions in Europe with the most severe winter season driving conditions.
The Winter Car 2007 Award aims to determine which of the twenty automobiles could: “… in this sparsely populated land of the cold and darkish winter season… get us to our vacation spot in safety, comfort and heat.”
Among the twenty rivals, Tekniikan Maailma has picked out the Cadillac BLS sedan as the winner because of the vehicle’s outstanding efficiency in winter season driving conditions. The Tekniikan Maailma winter season exam crew designed their assortment primarily based on particular criteria including minimal-grip dealing with, braking balance, grip on uphill begins, headlamp efficiency, and the means of the automobile to “warmth the inside to a comfortable 15 levels in just 10 minutes from a sub-zero startup”.
The Cadillac BLS scored high all through the analysis, bagged the Winter Car 2007 award, and most of all, obtained what the Cadillac BLS style and engineering team aims, which is to integrate with the “hardest European driving conditions.” The Tekniikan Maailma winter season exam crew commented: “In this article is the ideal at any time Cadillac 1 could hope for in winter season use.”
The Europe-only Cadillac BLS compact sedan was released in 2006, primarily based on GM’s Epsilon automobile system and was crafted in Cadillac assembly plant found in Trollhättan, Sweden. The vehicle capabilities the very initial turbo diesel engine from GM’s luxurious brand name. It also comes with tasteful exterior style and GM areas like GM mud flap, comfortable inside capabilities, as very well as outstanding automobile driving and dealing with efficiency. The Cadillac BLS sedan has a starting manufacturer’s instructed retail value (MSRP) of 19,000 Euros or about $twenty five,000 USD.