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News Velocity Upgrade Boosts 2024 Cadillac Lyriq AWD's Performance

Velocity Upgrade Boosts 2024 Cadillac Lyriq AWD’s Performance

Cadillac’s 2024 Lyriq AWD introduces the Velocity powertrain upgrade, offering enhanced torque and acceleration via a software update.


  • The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq AWD offers an over-the-air software update, which is available for a price of $1,200.

  • Due to the torque enhancement, the vehicle now boasts improved acceleration times.

  • In the vehicle’s settings, the new Velocity Mode has taken the place of the previously available Sport Mode option.


Cadillac has launched an exciting addition for the 2024 Lyriq AWD model with the introduction of the Velocity powertrain upgrade. This digital tweak, available at a price tag of $1,200, promises to revamp the vehicle’s performance metrics without any physical alterations.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq | Photo: Cadillac

After integrating this upgrade, the Lyriq AWD’s settings will showcase the Velocity Mode, taking over the spot previously occupied by the Sport Mode. One of the standout features of this new mode is its ability to increase the vehicle’s torque by 74 pound-feet. This enhancement pushes the total torque from a baseline of 450 pound-feet to a competitive 524 pound-feet, mirroring the specs of its Chinese counterpart.

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With the augmented torque, the 2024 Lyriq AWD stands out in its performance metrics. According to GM, the vehicle’s acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h is now quicker by 0.3 seconds, registering a swift 4.4 seconds. This not only signifies a speed advantage but is also indicative of a more dynamic drive for Lyriq owners.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq | Photo: Cadillac

Despite these upgrades, the badge on the vehicle remains unchanged at 600E4, a figure representing 610 Newton-meters of AWD torque. It’s interesting to note that while the Chinese version sports a 700E4 badge, both models would now share the same torque figures post-upgrade.

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