Cadillac previews manufacturing CELESTIQ flagship EV; MSRP beginning above $300,000


Cadillac offered some particulars on its manufacturing CELESTIQ flagship “ultra-luxury sedan”; the present automotive model appeared earlier this yr. (Earlier put up.) Every CELESTIQ will probably be personally commissioned—no two will probably be alike. Shoppers will work immediately with their chosen vendor and Cadillac designers to appreciate their distinctive imaginative and prescient for the automotive, with unprecedented ranges of personalization tailor-made to replicate the proprietor’s tastes.


The Ultium Platform is the muse for CELESTIQ’s efficiency and vary. This devoted EV propulsion structure combines a 111-kWh battery pack and a two-motor, all-wheel-drive propulsion system to supply a GM-estimated 600 horsepower and 640 lb-ft (868 N·m) of torque, together with a GM-estimated driving vary of 300 miles (483 km) on a full cost.

Distinctive amongst Ultium-based EVs are CELESTIQ’s 11.59:1 entrance and 11.63:1 rear gear ratios, which have been specifically calibrated to optimize vary and efficiency. Along with the spectacular horsepower and torque, the car can also be projected to ship 0-60-mph in 3.8 seconds.


The Ultium Platform additionally serves as a structural aspect of the car, contributing to its total power and feeling of solidity, along with its efficiency. The CELESTIQ’s battery cells are mounted horizontally, enabling the car’s lengthy, low and lean proportions, whereas the low mounting place of the pack drops the car’s middle of gravity, enhancing dealing with and trip consolation, in addition to maximizing inside spaciousness.

Regen on Demand Braking is normal and helps maximize driving vary by changing the kinetic vitality of the car’s ahead momentum into electrical energy that’s saved within the battery pack. It additionally consists of One-Pedal Driving, which may gradual the car to an entire cease utilizing solely the accelerator pedal, for very high-quality car management.


Inside view of Cadillac CELESTIQ exhibiting the entrance 55-inch pillar-to-pillar display.

CELESTIQ’s engineers made the many of the sturdy structure and developed Cadillac’s most technologically superior suspension and different efficiency programs, together with:

  • Adaptive Air Suspension: CELESTIQ makes use of an air suspension system, relatively than the coiled springs utilized in a standard suspension system. In comparison with conventional suspension programs, air suspension presents a softer, extra remoted trip for higher trip high quality.

  • Energetic Rear Steering: CELESTIQ will supply as much as 3.5 levels of out-of-phase rear steering, during which the rear wheels flip in the other way of the entrance wheels for higher maneuverability at low speeds. At increased speeds, the rear wheels will flip in-phase with the entrance wheels.

  • Magnetic Journey Management 4.0: A signature Cadillac engineering innovation will discover a new dwelling in CELESTIQ. Initially developed for the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the system is the world’s fastest-reacting suspension expertise, which permits for higher responsiveness and enhanced isolation from highway imperfections.

  • Superior AWD: CELESTIQ presents a two-motor electrical drive unit. These motors work with torque optimizer modules that analyze torque necessities for given car inputs. These modules flip the entrance or rear motors on and off as required to supply optimum torque to boost trip high quality and electrical driving vary.

  • Energetic Roll Management: The Cadillac-first Energetic Roll Management characteristic is a major contributor to the car’s nimble dealing with. It employs stabilizer bars embedded on the entrance and rear of the chassis to mitigate the rolling pressure exerted on the car throughout turns and different maneuvers, enhancing the sensation of stability, management and occupant consolation.

  • Energetic Rear Spoiler: The CELESTIQ Energetic Rear Spoiler deploys at decrease speeds to assist enhance aerodynamic effectivity and additional raises at increased speeds to assist maintain the car balanced.

  • Journey-focused tires: CELESTIQ will characteristic obtainable 23-inch solid aluminum wheels with 23-inch summer-only Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires. This mix will supply sturdy rolling resistance efficiency and precision steering. Designed particularly for Cadillac, the tread sample, self-sealing expertise and foam inserts allow a quiet tire for higher trip isolation.

  • Electrical Energy Steering: CELESTIQ includes a variable ratio entrance electrical energy steering system, much like that discovered on the Cadillac Blackwings however calibrated particularly for CELESTIQ, that works in coordination with energetic rear steering to routinely alter to the best steering ratio relying on car velocity leading to a fascinating and intuitive driving expertise.

  • 5-link entrance and rear suspension: CELESTIQ’s 5-link entrance and rear suspension gives distinctive efficiency tailor-made particularly for the excessive torque output of an electrical car motor. The suspension isolators are exactly tuned to attenuate cabin disturbances but enable correct highway really feel and dealing with response, delivering on Cadillac’s promise of remoted precision.

CELESTIQ is provided with a 200 kW DC quick charging system able to including as much as a Cadillac-estimated 78 miles of vary in solely 10 minutes of charging at a public DC quick charging station.

CELESTIQ purchasers will even have entry to Ultium Cost 360, a holistic method to EV charging that’s designed to simplify the general charging expertise. It consists of entry to greater than 110,000 publicly obtainable charging factors in the USA and Canada. And thru the myCadillac Cell app, purchasers can discover close by charging stations, see real-time charger availability, plan routes, begin charging classes and extra.

All advised, CELESTIQ consists of roughly 300 permitted and pending patented applied sciences and processes, together with innovation in hands-free driver help options, security options, electrified propulsion programs, related applied sciences and lots of advances discovered all through the Ultium Platform.

CELESTIQ Physique Construction. The all-new structure devoted solely to CELESTIQ is predicated on the Ultium Platform, which integrates the propulsion system’s battery pack and serves as a structural aspect of the car, contributing to its total power, sturdiness and efficiency. Options embody:

  • Mega Castings: The CELESTIQ underbody consists of six massive precision sand-cast aluminum parts. Every casting reduces half rely by 30 to 40 parts, in comparison with typical stamped building. The advantages being extra environment friendly use of house, simplicity and improved structural rigidity. The CELESTIQ precision sand-casted content material and processes are perfect for low quantity, handcrafted, bespoke automobiles.

  • Additive Manufacturing: With 115 3D printed components within the manufacturing car, the CELESTIQ demonstrates GM’s broadest use of this course of.

    The steering wheel middle is the most important steel half GM has printed in manufacturing, combining the present floor and the structural B-side of the half, whereas the seat belt adjustable information loop is GM’s first safety-related 3D printed half. Different 3D-printed components embody: window switches, seize handles, console decor and structural items underneath the car’s floor.

  • Flex Fabrication: Every CELESTIQ car will characteristic greater than 300 fabricated items all through the physique construction, chassis, inside and electrical parts. This “Flex Fabrication” course of makes use of steel sheets that may be folded and manipulated into the distinctive shapes required for the CELESTIQ design—a course of extra akin to metallic origami than conventional stamping.

Each CELESTIQ will probably be constructed on the Normal Motors International Technical Middle, in Warren, Michigan. It is going to be the primary manufacturing car produced on the firm’s 66-year-old landmark design and engineering campus, with $81 million invested to assist it.

The CELESTIQ manufacturing space is a high-security “clear room”-type atmosphere generally known as the Artisan Middle, with entry granted solely to the artisans concerned with building. Not more than six automobiles will probably be assembled at any time, guaranteeing the various layers of consideration and high quality management are painstakingly executed.

CELESTIQ is predicted to enter manufacturing in December 2023, with an anticipated MSRP to start north of $300,000 and enhance primarily based on degree of personalization. CELESTIQ availability by waitlist solely.


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