2015 Cadillac ELR
The new car comes from US company as 2015 Cadillac ELR. This will be surprise as one of unusual models for carmaker. As always, new 2015 ELR is luxury vehicle, this time compact one, but also is first plug-in model from Caddy. Electric battery can power new Cadillac ELR for 37 miles, while petrol engine adds some more.
2015 Cadillac ELR and Chevy Volt
One of the main competitors of new Cadillac ELR is somehow matrix of it. At first sight some similarities between these two can be spotted. It is obvious since these two cars share powertrains, as well as some design solutions. Both vehicles use Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology. Also, new Cadillac ELR borrowed same Volt’s 1.4-l four-cylinder engine, as well as battery is identical for both vehicles. However, electric motor is lighter for Cadillac ELR 2015, but overall weight and charging time of 4.5 hours are identical. Only notable difference is power. The 2015 ELR delivers 207 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque.
2015 Cadillac ELR performance
With both sources of power loaded, battery and gas tank, 2015 Cadillac ELR can go for 340 miles. With just petrol used, its mpg rate is around 33, and 37 mpg with combined. This makes new Cadillac ELR one of the most efficient car in luxury class. It takes 7 hours for full recharge at 120-volt source or 4.5 hours at 240-volt outlet. With weight addition of 200 pounds comparing to its sibling Chevy Volt, 2015 ELR is one of the slowest cars in its class. It accelerate 0-60 mph in almost 8 seconds, or almost 9 using electric motor only. Top speed is 106 mph, which is very slow comparing to any of its competitors.
2015 Cadillac ELR equipment and price
Highlight feature of the 2015 Cadillac ELR will be its factory made CUE (Cadillac User Experience) navigation controlled from steering-wheel buttons or by voice command. Also, Car will have many connectivity ports. Leather upholstery, Bose audio system and many more features boost its luxury appearance. Price for 2015 ELR with taxes is around $75.000 which is in range with Tesla Model S, BMW 6-Series, and Mercedes-Benz CLS.