Cadillac ELR will get a more powerful Volt motor

Article by Christian A., on July 2, 2012

A Cadillac model based on the Chevrolet Volt – dubbed the Cadillac ELR -- is an idea that has captured the interest of consumers who are looking for performance as well as fuel efficiency. We know that the Cadillac ELR will make its production debut in 2013 as a 2014 model. The initial reports indicated that the ELR will use the Voltec extended-range setup that came directly from the Volt.

However, it’s now believed that GM will trade the 1.4-liter, naturally aspirated engine and will instead use an Ecotec MGE powerplant developed by Opel. Cadillac is doing this because the ELR will increase its weight for its luxurious features.

It will be available with an all-new powerplant – the Ecotec MGE --- which will serve as the foundation for a future engine lineup for GM models. Majority of its existing Family 1 engines would be replaced. The MGE block is built to increase by up to 2.0-liters in displacement. However, it’s likely that the production version of the ELR will be offered with a 1.8-liter. It’s not totally sure that GM will not use a turbocharger.

Cadillac will have to guarantee that the Volt-based ELR has a satisfactory fuel economy and electric range even when the model is heavier. The 2013 Volt has upgraded its battery pack to 16.5 kWh from 16 kWh, raising its electric range to 38 miles.

This means that the ELR could make use of added storage capacity. However, this may mean that charging it will take longer and it will be heavier due to the higher-capacity batteries. It’s notable that the ELR will be priced higher simply because it is a Cadillac. The question now is if consumers are willing to pay this amount.

Cadillac ELR luxury coupe released for 2014 mixes top-of-the-line innovation and emotional design to give a ride that is athletic yet friendly to the environment. It gives customers the concept of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by being the first of its kind in a line of luxury cars made by the brand.

The Cadillac ELR keeps its promise that it will be based on the Converj Concept. The body denotes a fresh, modern built for the Cadillac while the inside of the auto reveals the latest style theme that will be the benchmark of Cadillac cars in the future, taking note of the latest elegant style, innovation and accurately sculpted details.

The technology of the Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV), which is leading the industry today, gives total driving range of more than 300 miles (480 km), putting together solid electric driving and a functional generator that extends its range.

Cadillac ELR's self-assuring and efficient EREV driving innovation is improved with elite Regen on Demand and optional driving modes that improve ride and maximizes efficiency. Regen on Demand gives the driver options to regenerate energy temporarily from the ELR's driving momentum into electric power that can be saved in the battery for future use. It is activated through steering-wheel paddles that are based on iconic performance vehicles.

The reliable EREV innovation is suitably made for Cadillac in the ELR section. Majority of the daily rides of clients do not need gasoline which means no emissions. Electric car range problems will not be an issue for longer rides for the reason that EREV technology allows the same long-distance capacity as a typical vehicle.

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