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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 4-Door HB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB N/A N/A $38,040 $41,350
4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $41,585 $45,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,625
$38,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,000
$41,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1250 / month
$689 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 ELR brings extended-range electric-car virtues to the Cadillac lineup, but its Volt-like appeal diminishes as the price balloons. The 2014 BMW i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car--and the BMW--for the crowded cities of a new century.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 34.70 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.90 49.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.20 40.5
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.90 -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.60 31.9
Front Head Room (in) 36.90 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 48.60 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.20 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall (in) 186.00 157
Height, Overall (in) 55.90 62
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.40 62
Wheelbase (in) 106.10 101
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.70 70
Track Width, Front (in) 62.10 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 2.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 11.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 16 x - TBD - 11
Brake Type Regenerative -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 17 x - TBD - 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 32.3
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.36 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40R20 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code RBO NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R20 P155/70R19
Rear Tire Order Code RBO NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4050 2799
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 19 X 5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 19 X 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - -
Engine
Displacement 1.4L/85.3 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 84 @ 4800 170
Engine Type Gas/Electric Electric
Fuel System - TBD - -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 184
Engine Order Code LUU NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - TBD - 111
Battery Range (mi) 37 80
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - TBD - 137
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 82 124
Transmission
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code MKA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Summary
Body Style Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name Cadillac ELR BMW i3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Watts Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front HiPer Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 1.5 -
 
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