2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Specifications
Powertrain, Electric range
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid — Cadillac has been talking about offering a plug-in hybrid version of the full-size CT6, and it’s finally coming in Spring of 2017. An 18.4-kWh battery will power a pair of 100 hp electric motors making it good for a 30-mile range on just electricity and a total range of over 400 miles. It has an estimated fuel-economy rating of 65 MPGe.
The top all-electric speed is 75 mph making it rather highway-friendly. If you want to go over 75 mph or if the battery runs out of juice, the 2.0L four-cylinder engine kicks in taking you as far as you need to go. Between the internal combustion engine and the two electric motors, the plug-in hybrid Cadillac CT6 will have a total of 335 hp and 432 lb-ft of torque.
That’s the same power rating as the available 3.6L V6 and more torque than the available twin-turbo 3.0L V6. It has a 0-60 mph time comparable to V6 competitors of a projected 5.2 seconds. It’s rear-wheel drive with no all-wheel drive option unlike three out of the other four CT6 trims. An efficient CVT is the only transmission option.
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Price and Release Date
30 miles doesn’t sound like a great range. But, it’s worth noting that it’s one of the only cars in its class that’s going to have a plug-in hybrid offering at all. The only other full-size luxury sedans with a plug-in hybrid option are the Mercedes-Benz S550e which starts at $96,600. And, the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid starting at $93,200.
The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will cost considerably less at only $76,090. Obviously, this is still a premium price, but it’s quite reasonable considering the scarcity of this particular kind of car.
|Release Date||Spring 2017|
|Electric range||400 miles|
|Fuel Economy||65 MPGe|
|Engine||2.0-liter turbocharged four- cylinder gas engine|
|0-60 mph||5.2 seconds|
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It’s also reasonable considering what you’re getting for the money. The CT6 is already an outstanding car that’s a worthy adversary to its German rivals. It’s a much-needed return to form in American luxury. The plug-in hybrid is similar to the Premium Luxury trim which includes such amenities as heated and cooled front seats, an enormous panoramic sunroof, a rear-seat infotainment system, and night vision.
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This will be the first Cadillac sold in the US that is made in China. Currently, every CT6 sold in the US is built in Detroit. But, every plug-in hybrid CT6 will be made in their Chinese factory. The brand feels that the build quality is up to US standards. This is a new trend for GM as they just started selling the Chinese-built Buick Envision in the US as well.
This isn’t Cadillac’s first shot at a plug-in hybrid. Remember the Cadillac ELR? It was a coupe that was based on the Chevy Volt but priced like a Tesla Model S. It was a commercial failure because of the high price tag, but still an innovative step forward for the brand. A plug-in hybrid version of an existing vehicle with few cosmetic changes is a prudent move for Cadillac after the failure of the ELR.
Cosmetic changes include a driver’s side fuel door where you plug it in, distinct badging on the bottom of the rear doors. And, special door sill plates and instrument graphics showing that it’s a plug-in hybrid. This car is a smart, practical move from a brand that’s been playing its cards right over the past few years.
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