Cadillac has unveiled the updates to the 2016 Cadillac ELR, which includes more power, better driving performance and new technology.
Cadillac has unveiled the updates to the 2016 Cadillac ELR, which includes more power, better driving performance and new technology. The biggest improvement will come in the form of more power that will make it faster, while the ELR’s chassis has been retuned to make it handle better.
The 2016 ELR gets software upgrades to the battery system improving power and acceleration, with EV range growing on the base model. With the electric drive system generating more than 25 percent more power, 233 horsepower and 373 lb-ft. of torque, up from 207 hp and 295 lb-ft., the ELR’s 0-60 mph time drops 1.5 seconds to 6.4 seconds. With the battery fully charger, the ELR can travel up to 39 miles in electric mode, while the 1.4L range-extending engine gives the ELR a total driving range of 330 miles.
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A new Performance Package will further improve the ELR’s driving dynamics with 20-inch summer-only performance tires, front Brembo brake calipers with larger front and rear rotors and specific calibrations for the Continuous Damping Control and electric power steering systems. The optional Performance Package reduces EV range by about four miles as a result of the enhanced grip of the 20-inch summer-only tires.
Inside the 2016 ELR will now come with OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity, which turns the ELR into a wi-Fi mobile hub. The Driver Assistance active safety systems are now standard on the ELR, which includes side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert and Intellibeam headlamps.
Pricing for the 2016 ELR has been lowered $9,005 and now starts at $58,495 after the available tax credits.