Get ready for some good news for those looking for more power from the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq AWD. A new upgrade – appropriately dubbed the Velocity powertrain upgrade – will do just that, Cadillac Society has learned.
The Velocity upgrade for the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq is priced at $1,200, and is delivered over-the-air (OTA) to the luxury electric crossover. Once the one-time purchase has been completed and the OTA update installed, Velocity Mode replaces the Sport Mode in the Lyriq AWD’s drive mode selector menu, adding 74 pound-feet of torque to the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq AWD.
For those keeping track, that brings the torque output from 450 to 524 pound-feet, making right on par with the Chinese-spec Lyriq AWD, which is rated at 710 Nm of torque, roughly equivalent to 524 pound-feet. That additional twist helps the 2024 Lyriq gallop from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, down from the 4.7 seconds for the stock Lyriq AWD. According to Cadillac, the Velocity upgrade improves performance and makes for a more exciting driving experience.
According to the update that accompanies the Cadillac Lyriq’s manual, Velocity Mode should be activated “where road conditions or personal preference demand a more controlled response.” It describes the new Velocity setting as being identical to that of Sport Mode, while at the same time lending “additional propulsion torque to improve acceleration on dry pavement” to the luxury EV crossover.
Interestingly, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq AWD with Velocity Mode will retain the 600E4 badge on the liftgate, which decorates all North American Lyriq AWD models. As a reminder, that badge references the model’s 610 Nm of torque, rounded to the nearest 50. The Chinese Cadillac Lyriq AWD , meanwhile, wears the 700E4 badge, representing its 710 Nm of torque.
At the time of this writing, it’s not clear if the Velocity upgrade will also be available to owners of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, though we expect that the driveline improvement will also be offered on this model.
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