End of the Line for Cadillac XLR

3 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on End of the Line for Cadillac XLR
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End of the Line for Cadillac XLR

Autoblog today that Cadillac build the last of its range-topper this Spring. The XLR is built a Corvette chassis, but is powered by a Northstar V-8. The Caddy features its own interior, exterior, and

Unlike the Vette, it has a retractable  I can#8217;t say I am shocked to see the XLR is a low-volume, high-priced car. It was flagship car; the high XLR-V boasted impressive but the car never never seem to the heart of premium car buyers.

You could fault GM#8217;s own for keeping sales away the XLR. They shared the chassis, but the Corvette has the superior The XLR looks very much but the current Vette will look great in twenty Yes, the XLR has a more luxurious but consider the price difference of a 2009 Corvette versus a 2009 XLR, in US dollars: versus $86,215.ÂÂ

That is a lot of coin to pay for a slightly place to sit. And while managers will tell you the XLR and do not compete for the same buyer, I to disagree. Both cars may had slightly different purposes, but the are inevitable.ÂÂ

Sold since 2004, the XLR Cadillac#8217;s second (failed) to compete against the mighty SL. On the one hand, I credit Cadillac for the ambition to compete. But compared to the SL, the always falls short.

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first try came in 1987 the Allante. With a body by Pininfarina in Italy, the Allante to the US for final assembly. The Allante was offered with a 170hp when an #8217;87 M-B 560SL had

Worse, the Allante was front-wheel In typical GM fashion, they got the engine right in 1993 the 295hp Northstar V-8 and then canceled the car.ÂÂ

The XLR was a far better car the old Allante in every way. But the chassis, which made the XLR was possibly its greatest drawback. the press raved about a bargain the Corvette was, the XLR absurdly expensive for what you getting. When you consider a M-B SL550, at $98,500 is only more (then factor in of an XLR vs. an SL), which car is the better

I sincerely hope that if and GM returns to health, and the North economy recovers, that will dust itself stand up, and have another go at the SL.

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