Cadillac is a classy brand. It’s been around for 120 years. Anyone with one of these essential suave-mobiles are sure to garner respect from everyone around them. That’s because they always keep doing new things to their models no other carmaker can even conceive. Specifically regarding the Cadillac Lyriq 450E, you’ll see how it’s been revitalized for the 21st century, as it’s becoming an electric vehicle. From public understanding, this is the first electric vehicle that Cadillac has released. What a way to usher in a new era of class!
With an all-EV lineup imminent by 2030, the carmaker is excited to reintegrate new attributes.
The Cadillac Lyriq keeps in time with the virtuous powertrains, all thanks to an electric motor capable of a comfy 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. As an EV, it rarely makes more than a hum when accelerating. All thanks to a 102.0-kilowatt hours battery pack. The shape of the vehicle itself speaks nothing but volumes of integrity. The shape allows for the air to howl through the highway at low whispers. The direct-drive transmission can give off powerful thrust. Keep on, keeping on with the 5,642-pound Cadillac Lyriq EV.
Because of the low-center gravity of the battery, the weight distribution has been divvied up to weigh at the front with 48.7% and 51.3% in the rear. This is all to say the Cadillac Lyriq EV can still give you some nice drifts on the skidpad. For their first EV, they’ve definitely been relatively conservative. As the Lyriq EV hits 60mph in a mere 5.7 seconds. On the freeway, at 75mph, the Lyriq returns around 270 miles of range, which isn’t a stretch from the total 312-mile EPA estimate. Using an onboard charger of 19.2 kilowatts, you’ll likely charge a juiced out battery in only six hours.
What more can be said about the 450E?
It rides on a stretched thin 121.8-inch wheelbase, while providing white leather seats that can be both heated and ventilated. The interior gives off a rich feel as the wood inlays are also laser-cut. Plus, there is a large, sweeping 33-inch panel that houses configurable speed and power display right behind the steering wheel, while also providing the infotainment front and center as a touchscreen.
Plenty of die-hard Cadillac aficionados will think of the 450E as a nod to the 1984 Seville model. Smooth and cool. Plus, the 450E version of Cadillac’s Lyriq line comes with Super Cruise.
But what will surprise you is how the Cadillac 450E handles compression and rebound damping ratios alike. All to overcome an incongruent bump.
When you see a car like the Cadillac 450E, you see it use up Passive-Plus Premium Dampers. They very closely resemble what conventional twin-tube dampers have always been. Except that besides the valve assembly giving off the low-speed rebound and high-speed compression damping and the foot valve, operating as a guide for the inner and outer tubes, the third entity is a valve mounted below the piston that doesn’t seal against a shock tube but instead lets fluid flow through a passage in the shock rod, which then handles the main piston valve and takes over during high-frequency suspension motions and gives off light damping that can create a soft ride during bumpier trips.
Cadillac, you’ve outdone yourselves with the Lyriq 450E. Bravo!