The Cadillac ELR coupe 2 + 2 plug-in hybrid will arrive in Europe in 2014. It is probably easier to making a costly technology as a mark of prestige. It is in any case that is going to try to make General Motors with the Cadillac ELR. Because under a futuristic dress very faithful to the design of the 2009 concept, the Cadillac ELR coupe 2 + 2 cover in fact a mechanical hybrid rechargeable Chevrolet Volt (identical to that of an Opel Ampera), slightly optimized for the occasion.
More powerful battery on the 4 cylinders 1.4 86 horsespower, which acts as a range extender when the battery is discharged, resulting in either a generator or the wheels directly at high speed, does not scale. On the other hand, the experience accumulated by the American engineers enabled them to better exploit the lithium-ion battery installed, as in the Chevrolet Volt, in the tunnel and under the rear seats. If capacity appears unchanged at 16.5 kWh, the available electrical power changes from 150 to 209 horsespower (111 in 154 kW) in a timely manner. It took this to maintain good performance (0-100 km/h in 8 seconds) propulsion zero emissions, despite an additional overweight nearly 130 pounds compared to the Volt.
Chassis sport in addition to equipment provided, the ELR is entitled to links on the ground completely specific embodying the principle of the Astra GTC: Nick McPherson to decoupled pivots HiPer strut front axle, rear deformable cross completed by a Watt’s linkage for a transverse rigidity. Add a depreciation in the continuously variable setting and you will understand that the ELR is designed to offer dynamic qualities much higher than those of a Volt.
The Cadillac coupe is also characterized by an interior more classic design but the finish much more luxurious than its cousins Chevrolet or Opel. The shell of the electric propulsion system also evolves with the presence of paddle shifters for modulating the regenerative braking deceleration for both more active and more efficient driving. He needed this to justify a rate that, if it is not yet announced, will be logically significantly higher than that of the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera. As the latter, the Cadillac ELR will be assembled at the Hamtramck plant in Detroit. Its marketing is scheduled in 2014 in the United States and in Europe in the wake.