Cadillac XLR - 2009

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Overview

Model:

Cadillac XLR Platinum and XLR-V luxury roadsters

Body style / driveline:

XLR Platinum: 2-door hardtop convertible with rear-wheel drive

XLR-V: 2-door high-performance hardtop convertible with rear-wheel drive

Construction:

hydroformed perimeter frame, structural center tunnel, aluminum cockpit frame

Manufacturing location:

Bowling Green, Ky.

Key competitors:

XLR Platinum: Mercedes-Benz SL500, Lexus SC 430, Jaguar Xk8

XLR-V: Mercedes Benz SL 55 AMG Roadster, Lexus SC Convertible, Jaguar XKR Convertible

Engines

Type:

Northstar 4.6L V-8 VVT (variable valve timing)

Northstar V-8 SC

(supercharged 4.4L DOHC V-8)

Application:

XLR Platinum

XLR-V

Displacement

279 / 4565

267 / 4371

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.66 x 3.31 / 93 x 84

3.58 x 3.31 / 91 x 84

Block material:

cast aluminum

upper – sand-cast 319 T7 aluminum

lower – die-cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

319 T7 semi-permanent mold cast aluminum alloy

Crankshaft material:

forged steel

cast nodular iron

Valvetrain:

DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, four-cam continuously variable valve timing

roller follower DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

Ignition system:

coil-on-plug ignition, with extended-life dual platinum-tipped spark plugs

coil-on-plug with extended-life dual platinum-tipped spark plugs

Fuel system:

sequential electronic fuel injection

returnless, electronic sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

10.5:1

9.0:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

320 / 239 @ 6400

443 / 330 @ 6400 rpm (SAE certified)*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

310 / 420 @ 4400

414 / 561 @ 3900 rpm (SAE certified)* 90 percent of peak torque available between 2200 and 6000 rpm

Recommended fuel:

premium recommended but not required

premium required

Max. engine speed (rpm):

6750

6700

EPA estimated fuel economy

(city / hwy):

15 / 24

14 / 21

Transmissions

Type:

Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed, electronically controlled automatic

Application:

XLR, XLR-V

Gear ratios:

 

First:

4.03:1

Second:

2.36

Third:

1.53

Fourth:

1.15

Fifth:

0.85

Sixth:

0.67

Reverse:

3.06

Final drive:

2.56

Max. shift speed (rpm):

6500

Chassis/Suspension

Front:

short/long arm ( SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, Magnetic Ride Control

Rear:

short/long arm ( SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, Magnetic Ride Control

Traction control system:

full-range

Stabilizer bar:

front: hollow, 28.6 mm x 4.5 mm wall thickness

rear: hollow, 23.6 mm x 3.5 mm wall thickness

Steering ratio:

17.2:1

Steering type:

Magnasteer power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.9

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):

39 / 11.9

Brakes

Type:

XLR: power-assisted disc with 4-channel ABS, front and rear

XLR-V: heavy-duty with cross-drilled rotors and high-performance brake linings, dual-piston front calipers and single-piston rear calipers. Power-assist with 4-channel ABS front and rear.

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

XLR: front: 12.8 x 1.3 / 325 x 32; rear: 12.0 x 1.0 / 305 x 26

XLR-V: front: 13.4 x 1.3 / 340.4 x 32; rear: 13 x 1 / 330.2 x 26

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

XLR: std: spun-cast painted aluminum, 18-inch x 8-inch; opt: chrome, 18-inch x 8-inch

XLR-V: std: painted aluminum, 19-inch x 8.5-inch; opt: chrome, 19-inch x 8.5-inch

Tires:

XLR: P235/50R18 – Goodyear EMT Run Flat

XLR-V: P235/45R19 – Pirelli Run Flat

Dimensions

Exterior

Length (in / mm):

177.7 / 4513

Width (in / mm):

72.3 / 1836

Height (in / mm):

50.4 / 1279

Wheelbase (in / mm):

105.7 / 2685

Track (in / mm):

XLR – 61.6 / 1564 (front); 62.1 / 1578 (rear)

XLR-V – 62.2 / 1580 (front); 62.2 / 1580 (rear)

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 0

Headroom (in / mm):

37.6 / 955

Legroom (in / mm):

42.6 / 1083

Shoulder room (in / mm):

54.3 / 1380

Hip room (in / mm):

53 / 1346

Capacities

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

 

Top up:

11.6 / 328

Top down:

4.4 / 125

Fuel tank: (gal / L):

18 / 68.1

Engine oil (qt / L):

8 / 7.5

Curb weight (lb / kg) estimated:

3804 / 1726

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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