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2023 Cadillac Lyriq To Wear 450E Badge

2023 Cadillac Lyriq To Wear 450E Badge

The Cadillac Lyriq is here, ushering in a new all-electric era for the luxury marque. Per Cadillac’s latest torque-based nomenclature, the new 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will wear a “450E” badge.

For those readers who may be unaware, Cadillac has migrated to a new torque-based model nomenclature, replacing the previous displacement-based format used for over a decade. Whereas the previous format included the vehicle engine displacement in liters followed by a letter denoting the aspiration type (for example, “3.0TT” for a twin-turbocharged 3.0L engine), the new format denotes the vehicle’s torque rating in Nm (newton meters), rounded to the nearest 50, followed by a letter denoting the aspiration or powerplant type.

For illustration purposes, a Cadillac CT5 sedan equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 (production code LSY) gasoline engine producing 247 horsepower and 258 pound-feet (350 Nm) wears a “350T” badge, while a 2021 Cadillac Escalade with the no-cost optional 3.0L I6 turbodiesel (production code LM2) producing 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque (623 Nm) wears a “600D” badge.

The introduction of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq adds an all-electric powertrain to the luxury marque’s lineup, which still falls in line with the Cadillac’s latest nomenclature format. Motivation in the new Lyriq crossover is derived from a 12-module, 100-kWh battery pack, which is connected to a single electric motor driving the rear wheels. Output is rated at 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, or 441 Nm. Rounding that torque figure to the nearest 50 Nm, we get 450, with an E added at the end to denote an all-electric powertrain.

As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq provides upwards of 300 miles of range per charge, with 195 miles of range added in 30 minutes when plugged into a DC Fast Charge source.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.


  1. Thanks for sharing this about the Lyriq. In case you have any connections to an actual person who might be able to answer an inquiry, can you ask them how the Lyriq stacks up in terms of size? I wasted an hour last night using their online “help” robot and got nothing but a headache. Thanks!

  2. The Lyriq is slightly smaller than the XT6. About 2 inches shorter, 5 inches lower, although it will be heavier – 900 pounds.

    • Thanks for the information!

  3. Hey GM since you are all about saving cost by removing things that don’t show value or improve the product , those badges are totally a waste of money.

  4. I thought the upwards of 300 miles of range was fairly good until I read that Mercedes was coming out with models that are above 450 miles of range. Certainly to become a challenge for Cadillac.

    • Well, the Mercedes EQS is larger and has more battery capacity than the LYRIQ.

      GM is working on the next generation battery packs that will deliver between 500-600 mile range. True battery range for the RWD LYRIQ could be 325-350 mile range which is not bad by the time the production model is available for consumer use.


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