Cadillac has major plans for the European market despite the brand achieving well below its initial targets and the downgrade by analysts at JD Power and Associates. An insider from the Mark Stehrenberger design studio has outlined to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport key details about which new models will be crossing the Atlantic including several concept sketches. Stehrenberger also mentioned that the next-generation BLS sedan will likely be produced at plant in Ruesselsheim, Germany.

Last year, Cadillac only sold 3,000 vehicles across all of Europe and latest forecasts see the brand just 6,000 to 7,000 vehicles in 2010. A spokesman for Cadillac admitted that several new models will be introduced including the new CTS sedan, plus two variations of the car by 2009. These will be a new Sportwagon and Coupe model, with the latter priced close to €65,000. Both cars will come with General Motors’ upcoming direct injection V6 engines as well as an optional V8 and high-performance supercharged V8 powerplants. A turbo-diesel model will also be offered.

The successor to the slow-selling BLS sedan is due by 2010 and will by styled more aggressively and sportier than the current version. The new engine range will include a 2.8 or 3.6L V6 engines as well as a 3.0L diesel engine sourced from Opel. A wagon version is also expected.