(Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – The new Cadillac Celestiq electric model starts with a range of 300 miles (about 480 km) and 600 hp (about 450 kW) all-wheel drive. The electric sedan with a length of about 5.50 meters will be produced by hand in small numbers from the end of 2023. Prices are consistent: They start at around 300,000 dollars.
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Cadillac Celestiq (2024)
A “perfectly designed automotive work of art” builds on the legacy that cars like Cadillac V16 Aerodynamic Coupe from 1933 and Cadillac Eldorado Brougham from 1957 it belongs, depending on the brand. Every Celestiq is built to the customer’s needs, no two cars should be the same.
Technically, however, Celestiq depends General Motors Ultium platform. The 111 kWh battery, which according to Reuters comes from the GMC Hummer EV, serves as energy storage.
Same performance as the AMG EQS, but twice the price
It is charged with up to 200 kW direct current. This should be able to charge electricity for 78 miles (about 130 km) in ten minutes. The all-wheel drive is based on two motors that together produce around 450 kW and around 870 Newton meters of torque. The car runs from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds.
For comparison: one Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ it gives the same amount of power with 484 kW and 950 Nm and runs up to 100 km / h at the same speed.
With its 108 kWh battery, it can reach up to 586 km, but according to the WLTP – while Cadillac probably refers to the more desirable EPA limit of 480 km. The biggest difference between the two cars is probably the price: the Cadillac starts at about 300,000 dollars, while Mercedes is about half of that.
A 55-inch display spans the entire width of the cockpit
Otherwise, the Cadillac Celestiq offers adjustable tuning including a one-pedal drive option, air suspension with dynamic springs (Magnetic Ride Control 4.0), anti-roll bars (Active Roll Control) and 23-inch aluminum wheels. The rear axle steering provides a steering angle of up to 3.5 degrees, and there is also an extendable rear spoiler.
One of the special features is the fixed glass roof, the transparency of which can be changed in four zones. The charging port is surrounded by a light circle that automatically turns on when you plug in the Celestiq and shows the charge level. There are also charge status indicators on the front and rear lights. The doors do not have door handles on the outside; opens electrically at the push of a button.
pbfsfs_6991|Photo gallery: Cadillac Celestiq: Luxury sedan handcrafted for 300,000
Two copies are built per day
To adjust the seats, the climate control and the opening of the glass roof, as well as to open and close the doors, there is an 11-inch touchscreen in the front and an 8-inch touchscreen in the rear. Two 12.6-inch displays are also mounted on the front seatbacks for rear passenger entertainment.
115 parts are produced using 3D printing – also a short run process. The car is built in Warren (Michigan). A maximum of six vehicles are processed simultaneously. According to Reuters, only two copies should be built per day, ie around 500 to 600 pieces per year.
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