buick electra

 

Buick Electra E5 (B233) China: April 2023, USA: to be expected summer 2024

Buick's first pure electric five-seat mid-to-large SUV based on GM's BEV3 Ultium electric vehicle platform has a length, width and height of 4892/1905/1681 mm respectively, and the wheelbase is 2954 mm, similar to that of the upcoming Chevrolet Equinox EV for America. This front-wheel-drive SUV is equipped with an electric motor with a maximum power of 180 kW and a maximum cruising range of 545 km, or, at a higher selling price, 150 kW with a maximum cruising range of 620 km to be introduced some months later.

The front permanent magnet synchronous motor of the Avenir four-wheel drive model can reach 143 kW, where 68 kW is the peak power of the rear asynchronous induction motor by Huayu Magna Electric Drive System Co., Ltd., a joint venture founded in 2017 by Magna and SAIC Motor to supply SAIC Volkswagen. The Electra E5 Avenir has a maximum cruising range of 603 km.

The 180 kW, 150 kW and 143 kW motors are essentially the same units with varying battery platform voltage (352.3V/194 Ah for the 180 kW and 587V/135.8 Ah for the latter two). Wheel sizes are 18- and 20-inch. The Electra E5 is optionally available with GMs Super Cruise driving assistance system.

This Buick has not officially received a Chinese name and is simply called E5.

In the USA, the Electra served as the flagship Buick line through its entire production from 1959 to 1990 (front-wheel-drive from 1985), succeeded by the Park Avenue until 2005, after which Buick China sold a rebadged rear-wheel-drive Holden Statesman as Park Avenue from 2007 until 2012.

platform:

BEV 3

Electra E5

23-

rear suspension:

5-link independent, coils

China

wheelbase (cm):

295.4

length (cm):

489.2

width (cm):

190.5

height (cm):

168.1

all-electric

fwd

fwd

4wd

China

23-

23-

23-

23-

curb weight from:

2125

2210

2320

kg

drive motor:

180

150

211

kW

245

204

287

hp

330

330

465

Nm

battery capacity:

68.4

79.7

79.7

kWh

CLTC electric drive range:

546

620

603

km

0-100 km/h:

7.6

8.6

6.7

sec

Power consumption per 100 kilometers:

13.5

13.5

14.1

kWh

 

Buick Electra E4 (B223) China: June 2023

On the same platform as the Electra E5, this crossover is 10 cm lower. 180 kW as well as 143/68 kW four-wheel-drive models will be sold. Wheel sizes are 19- and 20-inch.

The 180 kW entry-level version is equipped with 65 kWh lithium iron phosphate batteries provided by BYD's Fudi Company, resulting in a maximum cruising range of 530 km, while the 143/68 kW model feature the ternary lithium-ion batteries (also used in the Electra E5) from United Auto Battery Co., Ltd., a joint venture between SAIC Motor and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL).

The entry-level price is 19,000 yuan lower than that for the Electra E5. Super Cruise is available on the GS 4wd. The Electra E4 will not be sold outside China.

platform:

BEV 3

Electra E4

23-

rear suspension:

5-link independent, coils

China

wheelbase (cm):

295.4

length (cm):

481.8

width (cm):

191.2

height (cm):

158.0

all-electric

fwd

4wd

China

23-

23-

23-

curb weight from:

2150

2240

kg

drive motor:

180

211

kW

245

287

hp

330

465

Nm

battery capacity:

65

79.7

kWh

CLTC electric drive range:

530

620

km

0-100 km/h:

7.6

6.2

sec

Power consumption per 100 kilometers:

13.4

13.5

kWh

 

For more specifications on North American and worldwide Buick SUVs and engines, see:
On a Global Mission: The Automobiles of General Motors International

For recent specifications on Buick cars built in China, see:
On a Global Mission: The Automobiles of General Motors International   

GM Electric Vehicles

 

Far East Auto Literature

7 July, 2023