Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

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    Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S
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    August 18, 2011
    By Eric Loveday


    General Motors has confirmed production of the Voltec-powered Cadillac ELR coupe. Though the automaker didn't officially announce pricing for the on-again, off-again angular coupe, Bloomberg claims an unidentified source close to the project revealed the Cadillac ELR's price will undercut the $57,400 Tesla Model S.

    How much less? Well, Green Car Reports is expecting the ELR's MSRP to be in the ballpark of $49,900, with options adding up to $8,000 to that base price. But our guess is that the plug-in ELR will be priced in the mid-$50,000 range.
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    Re: Autoblog:Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    It's two very different cars. The Tesla Model S will be four door, 7 seats (although 2 seats are very tiny), all electric, 5-second 0-60 mph, 160 mile range. If you pay $10,000 more you get 230 mile range, and if you pay $20,000 more you get 300 mile range.

    Cadillac ELR will be 2 door, 5 seats, range-extended hybrid, ?? 0-60 mph (certainly faster than the Volt, but possibly not as fast as the Model S), 40-50 miles average range pure electric, 300+ mile range on gasoline.

    I hope they both sell like crazy.

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    Re: Autoblog:Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Actually if they hold true to the concept, it'll be a 2+2.

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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    That concept looks like someone slammed on the brakes and the body slid forward on the chassis. I like the aggressive look but something is getting lost in the translation to a FWD vehicle. If you hide the front clip with your hand an look from the A pillar on back, it is wickedly awesome. The front from that angle is awful imho. How about an AWD version that has a longer front deck?

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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Yeah.. this is a Volt-based vehicle with the giant T-shape battery pack. It might actually make more sense being in a sporty looking car like this though.

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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Its probably more aerodynamic than the Volt concept, seeing how that morphed into a mildly unpleasant looking car (I especially really don't like the raccoon blackout masking around the windows) I wonder how much of this shape will see production.

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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    that is a good pricepoint...with an interior lifted from the concept and ATS/XTS/SRX refresh..it will look be very attractive at that pricepoint.


    2+2 coupe...3 sets back there doesn't work with the battery and would be too tight of a squeeze anyways.
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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Given that GM wants to get the Volt under $30K, I think $49,900 is a good base price guess. I think this will ultimately have 4 doors because it''s much more practical and there's a much bigger market for sedans than coupes. I also hope it gets the 5th seat. At a minimum, I hope the next gen Volt manages to find space for the 5th seat. GM will need to build a car that appeals to a lot of people once it gets past the early adopters and production shoots up.

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    Re: Autoblog:Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_S View Post
    It's two very different cars. The Tesla Model S will be four door, 7 seats (although 2 seats are very tiny), all electric, 5-second 0-60 mph, 160 mile range. If you pay $10,000 more you get 230 mile range, and if you pay $20,000 more you get 300 mile range.

    Cadillac ELR will be 2 door, 5 seats, range-extended hybrid, ?? 0-60 mph (certainly faster than the Volt, but possibly not as fast as the Model S), 40-50 miles average range pure electric, 300+ mile range on gasoline.
    These two cars dont even come close. The Tesla is alot more bang for alot more buck. Cadilliac needs to copy Tesla and then name it whatever. This will probably come out looking like another Prius much like the Volt did
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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Quote Originally Posted by jbartley View Post
    that is a good pricepoint...with an interior lifted from the concept and ATS/XTS/SRX refresh..it will look be very attractive at that pricepoint.


    2+2 coupe...3 sets back there doesn't work with the battery and would be too tight of a squeeze anyways.
    The interesting thing is that the interior from the Converj concept is looks similar to the interior of the XTS concept

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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    this needs to stay a 2 plus 2 coupe if cadillac wants to set the mindset of sporty. especially if voltec 2.0 yields a buick sedan.
    strange things are afoot at the circle k.

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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    This car needs to be built just as it is in concept form. I would cruise this in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Quote Originally Posted by 61BelAir View Post
    This car needs to be built just as it is in concept form. I would cruise this in a heartbeat.
    I have the feeling that it'll translate just like the CTS Coupe "concept." However, I'm not sure if the solar panel is going to make it.

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    Re: Report: Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    It is the Volt 1.5 technology so we really don't know what kind of numbers it will put up.
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    Re: Autoblog:Cadillac ELR to cost less than $57,400 Tesla Model S

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Actually if they hold true to the concept, it'll be a 2+2.
    Since it's Voltec powered I'm pretty positive that's what it'll be. The battery pack will require a tunnel down the center like the Volt has.

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