2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon FFV works on E85 bioethanol

Set to reach dealerships in the Q4 2007, the 2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon -actually, the first wagon in the marquee’s long and glorious history- will be available with a choice of six engines, including a 2.0-liter 200hp flex-fuel motor.

Those green-conscious Europeans will have a chance to order a car equipped with a 2.0-liter Flexpower engine working on E85 bio-ethanol fuel.

2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon makes its debut in Frankfurt
2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon

The list of oil-burners is complete with a top of the range 1.9-liter 180hp turbo-diesel and a 1.9-liter CRDi, developing just 150 hp.

Mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox, the two-stage turbodiesel produces up to 400Nm of torque, providing for a top speed of 220 km/h and zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of only 8.7 seconds.

The gasoline engines are all turbocharged, too. They include two, 2.0-liter four-pots (175 hp and 210 hp) and an advanced, 2.8-liter six-cylinder engine rated at 255 hp, featuring a twin-scroll turbocharger and variable phasing of the intake camshafts.

2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon FFV works on E85 bioethanol

The cars will also feature LED tail lights, jewel-like headlamps, fog lamps integrated into the body-color front bumper and a wide air intake below the grille.

There is also a pair of silver roof rails, privacy glass rearward of the B-pillar, a tailgate opening with a chrome sill plate, a cargo cover, cargo net and chrome cargo hooks.

Inside, you’ll also find leather seat upholstery, a premium Bose sound system, DVD navi (including such new EU countries as Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) and wood interior trim option on Cadillac BLS Business.

Safety equipment includes GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability control and Tire Pressure Monitoring system that comes standard on some trims.

The BLS Wagon’s generous boot measures 419 liters loading space, with an additional 12 liters below the floor. The storage volume may be tripled to 1,285 liters with the rear seats folded down.

2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon FFV
2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon FFV (cargo area)
2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon (interior)

Photos: GM/Cadillac

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