Cadillac confirms RWD 4cyl compact sedan
2012 will bring us a new compact Cadillac sedan built on General Motors’ upcoming Alpha architecture. It doesn’t have a name yet – and while Cimarron isn’t likely, BLS is a good possibility. It’ll be powered by a four cylinder engine and it may get direct injection and/or a turbo charger. A V6 is a slight possibility. This will be the new entry-level Cadillac luxury sedan.
This next-generation Cadillac small car will be built for the U.S. first – then Europe. A similar car built on the Saab 9-3 platform, the “actual” Cadillac BLS, has suffered from dismal sales due to Cadillac’s poor brand image and lack of competitiveness with luxury competitors such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.