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.

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: to be expected June 2023

On the same platform as the Electra E5, this crossover is 10 cm lower. Both 150 kW and 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 150 kW and 143/68 kW models 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).

Prices are expected to be about 20,000 yuan lower than those for the Electra E5. The Electra E4 will not be sold outside China.

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

GM Electric Vehicles

 

Far East Auto Literature

20 May, 2023