Cadillac ELR - 2014

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Overview

Model:

2014 Cadillac ELR

Body style / driveline:

front-wheel-drive, two-door coupe extended-range electric vehicle

Construction:

single body-frame-integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders; roof, door panels; aluminum hood; one-piece bodyside outer panel; thermal plastic olefin (TPO) bumper fascias

EPA vehicle class:

sub-compact car

Manufacturing location:

Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Hamtramck, Mich.

Battery manufacturing location:

Brownstown Township, Mich.

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Battery system

Type:

rechargeable energy storage system comprising multiple linked modules

Size/case:

5.5-foot-long T-shaped; glass-filled polyester structural composite with aluminum thermal radiation shield and steel tray

Mass (lb / kg):

435 / 198

Battery chemistry:

lithium-ion

Thermal system:

liquid active thermal control

Cells:

288 prismatic

Combined electric/extended driving range (miles / km):

340 / 545 (pending EPA certification)

Warranty:

eight years / 100,000 miles
ten years / 150,000 miles (CARB states)

Energy:

16.5-kWh

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Onboard gas-powered electric generator

Type:

1.4L DOHC I-4

Displacement (cu in / cc):

85.3 / 1398

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

2.89 x 3.25 / 73.4 x 82.6

Block material:

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder, continuously variable intake and exhaust cam phaser

Ignition system:

Individual coil-on-plug – cassette type

Fuel delivery:

sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

10.5:1

Output (kW / hp @ rpm):

63 / 84 @ 4800

Max engine speed (rpm):

4800

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converters; 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off O2 sensor

Fuel type:

premium required

EPA-estimated fuel economy:

33 combined (gas)
82 MPGe (EV mode)

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Electric drive

Type:

electric, two-wheel, front-drive

Motors (two):

157 -181 hp / 117-135 kW max drive power; 55 kW generating power

Transaxle:

electric drive system

Power (kW):

162 (total system power)

Torque: (lb-ft / Nm):

295 / 400

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Charging times

120 V (travel charger):

12.5 – 18 hours (depending on charge level and outside temperature, actual charge times may vary)

240 V (charging station):

about 5 hours (depending on outside temperature, actual charge times may vary)

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Performance

0-60 mph:

7.8 sec. – range extending mode
8.8 sec. EV mode

Top speed (mph):

106

EV range
(combined city / hwy):

37 miles / 60 km

EV / Extended range:

340 miles / 545 km (including EV on fully charged battery and full tank of fuel)

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Chassis /Suspension

Front:

HiPer Strut with continuously variable real-time damping and driver-selectable modes, specially tuned coil springs with side load compensation, direct-acting hollow stabilizer bar, hydraulic ride bushings

Rear:

specially adapted compound crank with Watts link; double-walled, U-shaped profile at the rear; specifically tuned coil springs, hydraulic bushings; shocks with continuously variable real-time damping and driver-selectable modes

Chassis control:

four-channel ABS; all-speed traction control; StabiliTrak

Steering type:

rack-mounted electric power steering with ZF steering gear

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.5

Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m):

38.4 / 11.7

Steering ratio:

15.36

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Brakes

Type:

power four-wheel disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic; fully regenerative to maximize energy capture; dynamic rear brake proportioning

Brake rotor diameter front
(in / mm):

12.6 / 321; vented, single 60mm front / rear piston w/ steel body caliper

Brake rotor diameter rear (in / mm):

11.5 / 292; solid; steel body caliper with single 38mm piston

Total swept area (sq cm):

front: 523
rear: 325

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Wheels / Tires

Wheel size and type:

20 x 8.5-inch cast aluminum

Tires:

245/40R20 all-season

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Dimensions - Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

106.1 / 2695

Overall length (in / mm):

186 / 4724

Overall width (in / mm):

72.7 / 1847

Track width front (in / mm):

62.1 / 1578

Track width rear (in / mm):

62.4 / 1585

Height (in / mm):

55.9 / 1420

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Dimensions - Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 2

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L):

83.4 / 2361

Headroom (in / mm):

front: 36.9 / 938
rear: 34.7 / 882

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 55.2 / 1403
rear: 49.9 / 1268

Hip room (in / mm):

front: 52.9 / 1344
rear: 48.6 / 1234

Legroom (in / mm):

front: 42.2 / 1071
rear: 33.6 / 853

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

10.5 / 297 (est.)

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Capacities

Curb weight (lb / kg);

4050 / 1837

Generator cooling (qt / L):

7.7 / 7.3

Battery pack cooling (qt / L):

6.2 / 5.8

Power electronics cooling (qt / L):

3 / 2.8

Fuel tank (gal / L):

9.3 / 35.2

Engine oil w/ filter (qt / L):

3.7 / 3.5

Drive unit fluid (qt / L):

8.93 / 8.45

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Note:  Information shown is current at time of publication.

2014 Cadillac ELR

The 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury coupe cuts a dramatic, forward-leaning profile that remains faithful in its execution to the Art & Science design philosophy and the Converj show car that inspired it. The ELR is the industry’s only electric vehicle offered by a full-line luxury automaker. Production starts in late 2013.

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