Cadillac XLR 2003 – 2009 – WikiAuto

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Cadillac XLR

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The XLR is a retractable hardtop convertible by the Cadillac division of General assembled in Bowling Green, Intended to be Cadillac’s flagship car, the XLR was based on the Chevrolet Y platform. The XLR featured its own unique interior, and suspension, and power-retractable hardtop, along with the Northstar engine.

Cadillac the XLR at the 2003 Detroit Motor and began production in the 2004 year — forshadowed by the Evoq vehicle.

The XLR features as standard heated and cooled leather wood interior trim, keyless access, 18 inch wheels, side airbags as as a navigation, audio, and DVD system a 7-inch dashboard screen. The hardtop itself is constructed of requires 6′-10½ of vertical during retraction, and is manufactured by a joint venture between and Porsche.

The engine is Cadillac’s 4.6 L Northstar for 320 hp (238.6 kW; 324.4 PS), as of the 2007 model year to a automatic transmission.

The XLR is the second offered by Cadillac in recent The first was the Cadillac Allanté, from 1987 to 1993.

The XLR was nominated for the North American Car of the award for 2004.


The XLR-V is the high performance version of the It is an ultra-luxury segment car, introduced in 2005. It is the successor to the Allanté, produced from to 1993.

Cadillac gave the its first glimpse of the supercharged in its Super Bowl commercial, aired February 6, 2005. Bowl MVP, Deion was also awarded an XLR. The car was introduced at the 2005 New York Auto Show.

The XLR-V uses the same Northstar V8 as the STS-V, though is down somewhat. For the XLR-V, the is certified by the SAE to produce 443 hp (330 kW) and 414 (561 N·m). The supercharger and intercoolers are built into the manifold.

A six-speed automatic larger brakes from the Z51 and 19-inch wheels will be used.

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The XLR-V can accelerate to 60 mph in 4.6 according to Car and Driver’s tests. The also timed it at 11.3 to 100 mph (160 km/h) and recorded a second quarter mile at 110 mph km/h). Its top speed is electronically to 155 mph (249 km/h).

The XLR-V went on sale in the States in early 2006 a base price of $98,000. for the 2008 model started at making it at the time, one of General most expensive vehicles.


For model year the XLR added a new front fascia, new fascia and new side fender Inside, Alcantara – a microfiber material – was for the headliner. The interior added new cluster trim rings revised graphics, and new wood trims.

Also, the new Cadillac wheel was put in place of the 2003 wheel. Production of the XLR ended in the of 2009, with the final completed on March 31.

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Starting with the Corvette Homecoming 30th in 2011, the cousin of the Corvette the XLR has been included in the celebration. The XLR and were all born at the Bowling Assembly Plant and are welcomed home and included in the annual at the NCH in Bowling Green, Kentucky. includes special displays at the car XLR seminars, XLR VIP appearances and inclusion in the parade and other activities.

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