Cadillac ELR is a luxury plug-in hybrid compact coupe developed and manufactured by Cadillac. The ELR powertrain is a re-tuned version of the hybrid vehicle drivetrain used in the Chevrolet Volt, ELR's 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all electric range of 60Km and a top speed of 171km. General Motors debuted the Cadillac Converj concept, the car that would eventually become the 2014 Cadillac ELR, in January 2009, at the North American International Auto Show.
The exterior of the 2016 ELR is a bold presence on the road, sleek, stylish and capable of turning heads with ease. Underneath the stunning lines are an athletic chassis and a host of standard features that complement the security and convenience of every drive. The Cadillac ELR is the latest example of the fearless approach to automotive innovation. All 2016 ELR's contain software upgrades to the battery system improving power and acceleration, with EV range on the base model. Additionally, the 2016 ELR has a modified Sport mode that enables the propulsion system to combine engine and electric motor power to take the ELR from 0-100 in 6.4 seconds, a 1.5 second improvement from the current model. ELR continues to offer Regen on Demand. Slightly enhanced for the 2016 model to improve deceleration, Regen on Demand allows the driver to temporarily regenerate energy from the ELR's momentum into electricity and store in the battery pack for later use.
The T-shaped battery pack is located along the center line of the vehicle, between the front and rear wheels for optimal weight distribution. The 5.5 foot long, 435 pound pack supplies energy to an advanced electric unit capable of 373lb.ft of instant torque to propel vehicle. Using only the energy stored in the battery, the ELR will deliver an estimated range of about 60Km of pure electric driving, depending on the terrain, driving techniques and temperature. The optional Performance Package reduces EV range by about four miles as a result of the enhanced grip of the 20inch summer only tires. ELR's battery can be charged using either 120 or 240 volt charger. The vehicle can be completely recharged in about five hours using 240 volt charging, depending on the outside temperature.
Driver Assistance active safety systems, optional on the current ELR, are standard and include side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert and Intellibeam headlamps. Lane change alert and a new vehicle security system are also standard. Adaptive cruise control is also available. The 2016 ELR will be one of the industry's most-connected vehicles, with new and enhanced features designed to extend technologies woven into nearly every facet of customers lives. OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three month/three gigabyte data trial, whichever comes first. ELR drivers and passengers can also recharge their enables phones wirelessly with a new magnetic inductive charge spot on the instrument panel. There is no need to plug the phone in for charging, leaving the ELR's USB ports free for other devices.
The 2016 Cadillac ELR has it's price tag on a scale starting from $65,000 to $72,000. A fair buy it would be, especially for a coupe.
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