Cadillac to Preview First Diesel
14 February 2005
GM’s Cadillac brand will preview its first turbo diesel model in the form of a premium mid-class model at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The new Cadillac BLS is designed for the European and other global markets.
(As noted in the comment section below, Cadillac last tried a diesel (non-turbo) in 1978, with an early form of cylinder deactivation.)
The turbo diesel is an advanced 1.9-liter four-cylinder unit with common-rail direct injection technology featuring a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter that will comply with Euro 4 emission standards. Two gasoline versions will be available: a 2.0-liter four cylinder and a 2.8-liter six-cylinder.
No word yet on the fuel consumption or performance, but the two diesel SAAB models average 40 mpg.
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