The luxury hybrid coupe from one of America’s finest brands is back for 2016 with a new look and insane boosts to power and agility.
In a press release issued today, Cadillac announced a 25 percent increase in power and torque and a 1.5 second drop in 0-60 mph acceleration for the 2016 ELR. Most of this power is created through the electric drive unit connected to the battery, while a 1.4-liter gasoline engine acts as a backup power source.
With the combination of a fuel-combustion engine and the electric drivetrain, a full range of 330 miles can be reached in this ELR. Gasoline rarely needs to be used, however, and Regen on Demand is included with the vehicle, which allows for the battery to be recharged through capturing the car’s momentum during normal operations.
Changes to the exterior come in the form of a new grille and the new Cadillac crest, and a new performance package is available to add some more aggressive styling to your car. The package includes 20-inch summer-only performance tires, Brembo four-piston brake calipers, additional calibrations for Continuous Damping Control and power steering and a sport steering wheel with a thicker rim.
The ELR also offers another feature that most anyone connected to the 21st century will appreciate: a built-in WiFi hotspot. Powered buy 4G LTE, this hotspot turns on as soon as the car does, and the first three months or 3-gigabytes of data, which ever comes first, is included in the purchase cost of the car. And while you’re driving and your passengers are cruising the internet, recharge your phones wirelessly through a new magnetic inductive charge spot on the instrument panel. It’s definitely a car prepared for modern times.
But one detail that makes this luxury hybrid so appealing is its price tag. The battery is covered under either an eight-year/100,000 mile warranty, or a 10-year/150,000 mile warranty, with a base price of $58,495 after U.S. federal tax cuts.
Be sure to find a trusted Cadillac dealer near you to learn more about the 2016 ELR, and if the hybrid isn’t quite your style, check out our exclusive Cadillac listings below.