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The Cadillac XLR is the company's stunning flagship, a luxurious high-performance sports car based on the new Corvette.

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Base Roadster Convertible

General Pricing

Resale Value $75,835.00 $82,000.00 $86,330.00
Destination $815.00 $720.00 $665.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.6L V8 5.4L V8 4.2L V8
Horsepower 320 @ 6400 RPM 362 @ 5750 RPM 390 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 310 @ 4400 RPM 376 @ 4000 RPM 399 @ 3500 RPM
Valves 4 3 4
Displacement (cc) 4565 5439 4196
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.7 X 3.3 3.8 X 3.6 3.4 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 11:1 9:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 17 N/A N/A
Highway (mpg) 25 N/A N/A

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3646.4 3959.5 4021.2
Wheelbase (in.) 105.7 106.9 101.9
Length (in.) 177.7 182.6 187.4
Width (in.) 72.3 68.5 81.7
Height (in.) 50.4 54.4 50.7
Track Front (in.) 62.2 58.9 59.2
Track Rear (in.) 62.2 58.0 59.0
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 37.6 38.4 37.0
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A 36.3 33.2
Front Legroom (in.) 42.6 42.0 43.0
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A 30.4 23.7
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.3 53.2 55.2
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A 48.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.0 52.1 54.1
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 46.9 42.1

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A 85.2 69.5

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone multi-link wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone multi-link wishbone
Tires 235/50R18 225/40R18 245/45R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A Yes
CD Player N/A Yes N/A
CD Changer Yes N/A Yes
DVD Player Std. N/A N/A
Navigation Aid Std. N/A Std.

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A Std. N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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