2008 Cadillac XLR-V  -  $101,300


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $101,300
Base Invoice: $89,936
Destination Charge: $840
Options: $1,300
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: XLR-V
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled with Driver Shift Control
Engine: Engine, Northstar supercharged 4.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC V8 SFI (443 hp [330.3 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 414 lb-ft of torque [558.9 N-m] @ 3900 rpm)

Pros

Corvette-like performance in a Cadillac package; convenient retractable hard top; magnetic ride control.


Model Highlights

The 2008 XLR and XLR-V remain Cadillac's high-end performance cars. Introduced in 2005 and using the Corvette as a point of inspiration, the XLR offers style and performance with generous amounts of leather and wood trim. It also has a softer suspension setup than many two-seaters with more than 300 horsepower, which makes it much easier to live with day in and out than many of its rivals.

The XLR is equipped with a 320-horsepower 4.8L V8 and a six-speed automatic transmission. It features four-wheel traction control and GM's magnetic ride control, a system that, through magnetic-reactive fluid, allows the suspension firmness to be adjusted multiple times a second.

The standard features list is extensive, as one might expect from the Cadillac nameplate. The XLR rides on 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and has LED taillights and steering-reactive HID headlights. The interior is furnished with eight-way power leather heated and cooled front seats. A tire pressure monitor, keyless access, and dual-zone climate control are also standard. As well, a heads-up display that indicates speed, gear position, audio player information, and fuel level on the inside of the windshield is standard. The XLR also includes such helpful electronic aides as ultrasonic rear parking assist and adaptive cruise control.

A Platinum Edition is available on the XLR, and it includes a unique liquid amethyst paint, chrome grille, leather interior trim, and an Ultra Suede headliner for $5,825

The XLR-V is the ultra-high performance variant of the XLR. The engine becomes a 4.4L V8 with an Eaton-Roots supercharger that makes 443 horsepower, and it teams up with a six-speed automatic transmission with driver shift control. The magnetic ride control settings are firmer and the suspension gets tweaked with larger stabilizer bars and stiffer bushings for more precise handling. The XLR-V also adopts larger brakes, and bigger wheels and tires. The result is race car performance with Cadillac comfort. A navigation system is standard.


Model News

Cadillac introduced the XLR in 2004, and has changed little moving into 2008. The color choices have been reworked, and a heated steering wheel is now standard on both the XLR and XLR-V models. The Passion Red Limited Edition has been discontinued for 2008.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Cadillac XLR features a standard retractable hard top, which most of its competitors don't. The Cadillac is more elegantly simple than many of its peers, as well, with no complex driving electronics and no performance adjustments to be made. It instead offers a broad torque curve and plenty of dramatic styling.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
252.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
378.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LC3

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.4L/269

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
443 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
414 @ 3900

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.56

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

EPA Classification
Two-seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
37.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Front Hip Room
53.0 in

Wheelbase
105.7 in

Length, Overall
177.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.3 in

Height, Overall
50.4 in

Track Width, Front
62.2 in

Track Width, Rear
62.2 in

Trunk Volume
11.6 max 4.4 min ft³

Base Curb Weight
3810 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
SLA double wishbone

Front Tire Order Code
Q24

Rear Tire Order Code
Q24

Front Tire Size
P235/45WR19

Rear Tire Size
P255/40WR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.4 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 1.0 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Engine, Northstar supercharged 4.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC V8 SFI (443 hp [330.3 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 414 lb-ft of torque [558.9 N-m] @ 3900 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled with Driver Shift Control

Rear wheel drive

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Alternator, 150 amps

Suspension, 4-wheel independent with performance-tuned Magnetic Ride Control

Rear axle, 2.56 ratio

Steering, power, Magnasteer, speed-sensitive, rack-and-pinion

Exhaust outlets, dual chrome plated tips

Wheels, 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) painted aluminum

Tires, P235/45R19 front and P255/40R19 rear, W-rated, extended mobility, blackwall

Hardtop, power retractable

Headlamps, steerable adaptive forward lighting system, bi-functional High-Intensity Discharge (HID) with headlamp washers and Twilight Sentinel

Fog lamps, front, integral

Tail lamps, LED illumination

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming with memory, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent, RainSense

Audio system with navigation, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer and DVD-based navigation, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock, weather band, 6.5" LCD color display touch-screen, voice recognition and Bose premium 9-speaker system

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation. (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Antenna, integral

Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces and perforated sueded fabric inserts 8-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters, adjustable upper and lower lumbar control, easy-exit seat position, cooled and heated seat cushions and seatbacks and integrated audio system

Console, floor with ashtray, cigar lighter, auxiliary power outlet, 2 cup holders, coin holder and accessible storage compartments in console and between seat backs

Floor mats, carpeted

Steering column, power tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, heated, leather-wrapped

Steering wheel accessory controls, mounted audio, voice recognition and cruise controls

Keyless ignition, engaged with push button start

Parking brake release, automatic

Instrumentation, electronic analog, BVLGARI-designed with V-Series logo

Head-Up Display, with digital readouts for vehicle speed, selected gear, Adaptive Cruise Control indicator, audio system information, high-beam indicator, fuel level and 5 language capability (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)

Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with rearview LED display and audible warning

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up

Windows, integrated automatic indexing seal system

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection

Keyless Access, with 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch

Trunk release, power push button open and close

Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable

Driver Information Center with 20 character display that includes Tire Pressure Monitor and 5 language capability (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)

Memory Personalization, recalls 2 driver "presets" for power driver seat, outside mirrors with parallel park assist, steering column, climate control, audio system and Driver Information Center

Cruise control, electronic with telltale in Head-Up Display

Fuel filler door release, power

Theft-deterrent system, audible

Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger

Defogger, rear-window electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and right-front passenger

Air filtration system, with pollen filter

Glovebox, passenger-side lockable, illuminated

Accents, interior, aluminum on center console, left-hand and right-hand door armrests and door switch bezels, center air outlet, climate control, audio system and steering wheel

Interior trim, premium leather-wrapped instrument panel, front and rear door trims and center console

Trim, Zingana wood accents

Map pockets, door storage

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with OnStar controls

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting, interior with illuminated entry and exit feature, courtesy lights and entrance lights in base of door

Cargo net, trunk

Traction control, all-speed, electronic

StabiliTrak, 4-channel electronic vehicle stability enhancement system

Brakes, performance 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Daytime Running Lamps

OnStar, 1-year of Directions & Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-By-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)

Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (side-impact air bags include head and thorax protection) (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger with pretensioners and child restraint provisions

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, NORTHSTAR SUPERCHARGED 4.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC V8 SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$0

 
WHEELS, 19" X 8.5" (48.3 CM X 21.6 CM) PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 19" X 8.5" (48.3 CM X 21.6 CM) CHROME ALUMINUM
$1,200

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK RAVEN
$0

 
LIGHT PLATINUM
$0

 
ELEKTRA BLUE TINTCOAT
$0

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH LEATHER SEATING SURFACES AND PERFORATED SUEDED FABRIC INSERTS
$0

 
EBONY, FULL LEATHER SEATING W/SUEDED FABRIC INSERTS
$0

 
CASHMERE/EBONY, FULL LEATHER SEATING W/SUEDED FABRIC INSERTS
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
ALPINE WHITE LIMITED EDITION
$0

 
WEATHER VEIL PACKAGE
$940

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

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