With first deliveries of the ELR slated for January 2014, Cadillac has released a spec sheet of the 2014 ELR plug-in coupe.
Compared to the Chevrolet Volt, its relative, the ELR’s 0-60 time jumps from the Volt’s 8.8 seconds to 7.8 seconds, but only while utilizing the 1.4 liter range extending engine. When under full electric power, the time remains the same as the Volt’s. The Cadillac is a little faster at the top end too, up from the Volts 101 mph top speed to 106 mph.
Electric range stays about the same, just down from the Volt’s 38 miles to 37 miles for the ELR. Interestingly, possibly due to the increase in weight, total range is down to 345 miles, from the 379 mile range claimed for the Volt. Combined fuel economy is also down from the Volt’s, a claimed 33 mpg from 37 mpg.
Worth the jump in price? We’ll let you be the judge after viewing the spec sheet over at Inside EV’s. For some, it might be a small price to pay for arguably the best looking PHEV currently on sale, it also has electronically sliding cup holder cover, so there’s that.