The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is the first-ever all-electric production Caddy model, offering a combination of high-end luxury and cutting-edge technology that introduces the marque to a brand-new segment. Now, we have new information on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD, specifically its torque rating.
Although GM Authority previously covered details regarding the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD for the U.S. market, including pricing and horsepower figures, General Motors has stated that the model’s torque figure was yet to be determined. Now, however, a recent press release from Cadillac China reveals the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD torque rating as 710 Nm, which converts to roughly 524 pound-feet of torque.
Moreover, the press release states the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD boasts driving range of more than 600 km based on the CLTC, or Chinese Light-Duty Vehicle Test Cycle, as well as 653 km for the Lyriq RWD. If we assume the EPA’s 312-mile range for the Lyriq RWD, we can calculate a rough driving range estimate of 287 miles for the Lyriq AWD variant.
Interestingly, the press release also reveals several performance figures. According to Cadillac China, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, while the Cadillac Lyriq RWD variant, which is motivated by a single rear-mounted electric motor producing 340 horsepower, can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.35 seconds. Top speed for the Cadillac Lyriq RWD variant is rated at 190 km/h (118 mph), while top speed for the Cadillac Lyriq AWD variant is 210 km/h (130 mph).
As a reminder, the Cadillac Lyriq is equipped with GM Ultium battery technology and GM Ultium drive motor technology, with the GM BEV3 platform providing the bones. Cadillac Lyriq production is underway now at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.