Underneath the hood of the 2016 ELR is a compact, yet powerful electric drive system. The shiftless power of the ELR’s system is definitely evident in Sport mode, which takes you from 0-60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. In the ELR, electric is also exhilarating.
The ELR is a beautiful coupe, but it was also built to offer a pleasurable drive. Continuous Damping Control adjusts the calibration at all four wheels every two milliseconds to maintain optimal vehicle ride control over varying road surfaces.
The electric drive system elicits an immediate response. Press down on the accelerator when the vehicle is at a standstill, and you’re greeted with instant torque and the smooth, shiftless acceleration of electric drive.
The ELR was designed to not only look good but also be aerodynamic. The front fascia is fitted to sit flush with the iconic Cadillac grille, making them functional without being visually distracting.
The advanced LED headlamps combine classic styling with modern technology, and were precision-engineered for enhanced nighttime visibility and efficiency. The vertical LED signature lamps have been designed with Cadillac’s unique on-road presence in mind.
Inside the ELR is a dramatic layer of textures showing undeniable style. You’ll immediately appreciate the balance of the burl grain Olive Ash or Open-Pore Laurel wood and the Light Cashmere, Kona Brown, or Jet Black interiors. Then you’ll notice the refined touches like the sueded microfiber headliner, finely stitched leather seats and satin chrome accents. It says refinement without a word.
The innovative and intuitive Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system with navigation has a faster processor for quicker responsiveness and will offer compatibility with Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay at the beginning of the 2016 model year.
Making it possible to customize your ELR even further, there are four driver-selectable instrument panel display modes to provide you with the vital information about your drive.
Enable the auto-heated seats, and the ELR will constantly monitor the outdoor temperature and begin warming the seats as soon as you start the vehicle.
The new Lane Change Alert system uses radar to sweep the side of the ELR to check for vehicles rapidly approaching from as far as 230 feet behind your vehicle. If anything is located there, an icon on the outside rearview mirror warns you of its presence.
On longer drives, take advantage of the available full-speed Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses information from the car’s front radar to maintain a selected following distance to the vehicle ahead.