Cadillac Celestiq: 300 Miles of Range for $300,000

Cadillac Celestiq: 300 Miles of Range for $300,000 Cadillac has revealed more information about the production version of its all-electric Celestiq (rhymes with “electric”) fastback sedan, including performance and range estimates — but shoppers who can afford its $300,000 price tag will customize the car to their liking with Delegated order, not in agency. The brand’s flagship electric vehicle uses the same Ultium platform shared with the company and packs a long list of high-tech features and custom premium appointments, but its estimated range falls short of many frugal competitors.

Cadillac Celestiq: 300 Miles of Range for $300,000

What makes it stand out?

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While the Celestiq bears similarities to the Lyriq with a similar appearance, grille design, headlights and taillights, it also brings some unique elements that are meant to justify the starting price. The four-zone panoramic glass roof uses a system that allows each passenger to control the transparency of their quad, and thousands of individual LED lights create the animation of the sedan’s exterior lighting. The car’s headlights and taillights also have built-in indicators that show charging status in 10% increments. Additionally, Celestiq features electric opening and closing doors with no visible door handles.

In addition to the four-zone glass roof, the EV offers standard four-zone climate controls. Five screens can be found inside: a 55-inch horizontal touch screen that extends across the width of the dashboard, a pair of 12.6-inch seat back modules for rear passengers, and front and rear control screens that enable occupants to operate the doors and adjust the seating position, climate and transparent glass roof . Interior lighting consists of more than 450 LEDs that can be customized for each lighting zone and 18 different animations, and the car’s audio system includes an AKG audio system with 38 speakers as well as three external speakers. Active Road Noise Cancellation helps isolate the cabin.

According to the brand, the Celestiq’s interior features hand-brushed metal details and hand-tufted leather. Shoppers can choose from a range of colors and materials or create their own in partnership with Cadillac’s design team.

Performance, range and charging

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Cadillac Celestiq: 300 Miles of Range for $300,000

The Celestiq gets a 111 battery pack and dual-motor all-wheel drive with 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque for 3.8 seconds from 0-60 mph. Cadillac says the Celestiq will offer up to 300 miles of range on a full charge, and its 200-kilometre system can add 78 miles of range in 10 minutes on a general charger. Cadillac calls the Celestiq’s ride quality “isolated precision” and claims its comfortable and sporty driving experience comes with adaptive air suspension, active rear steering and an advanced all-wheel drive system.

Among them, the Lucid Air 2022 offers a faster 0-60 sprint (under 2.0 seconds based on automaker estimates) and features an EPA-rated range of 520 miles. The 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo S gets 2.6 seconds from 0 to 60 and a range of 201 miles. Finally, the 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid gets a 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds and a range of 396 miles.

technology and safety

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The car’s 55-inch center display combines two touch screens under one pane of glass: a driver display with driver and vehicle information, and a front passenger display for media and connectivity. To eliminate driver distraction, the passenger side is dimmed with a digital blender. In addition to a host of advanced driver assistance features including remote parking, the Celestiq comes with a semi-autonomous driving system. The brand says that the functionality of the handsfree system will be implemented via over-the-air updates in 2024.

Pricing and release date

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Celestiq is expected to start production in December 2023; To order an on-demand EV, shoppers will need to. The brand says the car’s starting price is over $300,000 and climbs based on options. Among its competitors, Celestiq is the most expensive: Air’s top-of-the-line sapphire variant starts at $249,000 (not including destination fees); Taycan Turbo S at $188,850 (including destination) and Model S Plaid at $137,190 (including destination).

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