Power comes from a combination of two electric motors working and the tried-and-true 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in other Cadillac models. Each electric motor provides 100 hp and total system output is 335 hp and a stonking 432 lb-ft of torque.
On a full battery, the CT6 Hybrid can cover 30 miles on electric power alone, reaching a top speed of 78 mph, regardless of battery charge level. Once the battery runs down, or when 60 percent throttle is applied, the car acts as a traditional hybrid, utilizing the 2.0-liter to power the wheels in conjunction with the electric motor. The CT6 Hybrid will receive an official EPA rating next year, but Cadillac expects the Hybrid to return 65 mpge.
Thanks to the tire-roasting torque, the PHEV’s straight-line performance is on par with the CT6’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. The PHEV cracks 60 mph in an impressive 5.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 150 mph.
Prices begin at $76,090, including destination. Deliveries of Cadillac’s only PHEV begin in spring of next year.