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XLR PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

Overview  

Model:

Cadillac XLR

Body style / driveline:

two-door, hardtop convertible

Construction:

hydroformed perimeter frame, structural center tunnel, aluminum cockpit frame

Body material:

composite exterior panels

Manufacturing location:

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Key competitors:

Mercedes-Benz SL, Lexus SC430, Jaguar XK8
   
Engine  

Type:

2004 Northstar RWD 4.6L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

279 / 4565

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.66 x 3.31 / 93 x 84

Block material:

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

Crankshaft material:

forged steel

Valvetrain:

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

Ignition system:

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

Fuel system:

sequential electronic fuel injection

Compression ratio:

10.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kw @ rpm):

315 / 235 @ 6400

Torque (lbs.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):

310 / 428 @ 4000

Recommended fuel:

unleaded premium

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6700

Estimated fuel economy
(mpg city / hwy):

18 / 28 (est.)
   
Transmission  

Type:

Hydra-Matic 5L50-E rear-wheel drive, electronically-controlled five-speed automatic with torque converter clutch and Driver Shift Control

Gear ratios (:1):

 

First:

3.42

Second:

2.21

Third:

1.60

Fourth:

1.00

Reverse:

3.02

Final drive ratio:

2.93
   
Chassis/Suspension  

Front:

short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

Rear:

short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

Steering type:

Magnasteer power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

17.2:1

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

39 / 11.9
   
Brakes  

Type:

power-assisted disc with ABS, front and rear

Rotor diameter x thickness
(in / mm):

front: 12.8 x 1.3 / 325 x 32
rear: 12.0 x 1.0 / 305 x 26
   
Wheels/Tires  

Wheel type and size:

spun-cast aluminum, 18-inch (457 mm)

Tires:

Michelin ZP Extended Mobility
front: P235/50R18
rear: P235/50R18
   
Dimensions  

Exterior

 

Wheelbase (in / mm):

105.7 / 2685

Overall length (in / mm):

177.7 / 4513

Overall width (in / mm):

72.3 / 1836

Overall height (in / mm):

50.4 / 1279

Track (in / mm):

front: 62.2 / 1580
rear: 62.2 / 1580

Minimum ground clearance
(in / mm):

6.61 / 168

Curb weight (lbs / kg):

3645 / 1653
   
Interior  

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 0

Head room (in / mm):

37.6 / 955

Leg room (in / mm):

35.1 / 891

Shoulder room (in / mm):

54.3 / 1380

Hip room (in / mm):

53 / 1346
   
Capacities  

Cargo volume (cu ft / liters):

top up: 11.6 / 328
top down: 4.4 / 125

Fuel tank (gals / liters):

18.0 / 68.1

Engine oil (qts / liters):

10 / 9.5 5W30 Mobil 1
   
Performance  

0-60 mph acceleration:

5.9 sec.

Max. lateral acceleration:

0.90g

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