2011 Cadillac Escalade 1

5,14 Metres long, two meters wide, 2.8 tons and plentiful edges – this is the Cadillac Escalade. American is not, the big caddy is the perfect red cloth for SUV haters. The consumption of 409 HP of strong V8 engine is little surprise. The Escalade prasst with the fuel, in urban traffic flow through the pipes even 20 litres. Hybrid on board, the thing looks but completely different: 11.1 liters per 100 kilometers is the official average consumption. In the city, where the electric motor can often help, there are on average 11.6 litre – whopping 8.4 litres less than in the normal V8. It is possible to reach the plant information in practice when the Gasfuss holding something in check. At the pump you must to worry also about the right fuel. The Escalade absorbs gasoline, bio-ethanol (E85), or any any mixture of both fuels.

2011 Cadillac Escalade 2

When you run the accelerator when carefully, the Escalade Hybrid electric is on the move. Also in the sail mode turns off the internal combustion engine. A chart on the navigation display informs about the current distribution of the hybrid system. It consists of a V8 engine with 337 HP, a 83 kW (113 PS) electric motor, a hybrid transmission with variable electronic translation and the hybrid battery. The car has permanent all-wheel drive and a differential lock for the rear axle. At full throttle from the State, has a significant weakness of the start-up of the Caddy, spurting but in at least 8.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h.

2011 Cadillac Escalade 3

The gearbox has also four defined levels, you can control with buttons on the automatic lever. These buttons are however badly placed on the selector, which is attached in classic American style on the steering wheel. The remaining cockpit like better with much leather, send wooden architraves and a huge space. Some details such as the cumbersome on-board computer control however show that the Escalade despite the new hybrid option in itself is no more taufrisches car.

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