Cadillac Lyriq EV Review

lyriq battery size

Cadillac’s Lyriq battery size, capable entrant to the luxury EV market. It rides on GM’s flexible Ultium battery architecture, and hints at the company’s eventual transition to an all-electric lineup.

Its 102-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack has 12 modules containing 24 flat pouch cells that operate at a nominal voltage of 3.4 volts. That may sound low, but it’s sufficient to generate a lot of energy in a hurry. The rear-drive Lyriq utilizes one permanent-magnet variant of the Ultium traction motor lineup to deliver a maximum system output of 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. A twin-motor all-wheel-drive version will arrive early 2023.

Lyriq Battery Size: Performance and Capacity

The car’s electric motors and batteries are positioned low to the ground for optimal handling and weight balance. During our test drive, the lyriq handled nicely on a mix of highway cruising and tight canyon roads near Spring Hill. Engineers also focused on avoiding the slam-bang acceleration feel common in EVs. Accelerator-pedal mashing produces determined thrust, but it feels more metered and fluid than some high-powered EVs. Cadillac doesn’t quote a 0-60 time or quarter-mile figure, either, but it did tout that the lyriq can run 76 miles on an 80-percent charge from DC fast charging.

The available EV Drive Mode selector lets you customize the Lyriq’s performance for different driving conditions or your preferred ride quality. Tour mode, for instance, delivers a pristine driving experience with balanced acceleration and steering. Sport mode, meanwhile, tunes the steering, suspension, and drive motor audio settings for a more dynamic experience. And Snow/Ice mode reduces power delivery and adds a light slip control for increased traction on snowy or icy roads.

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