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CADILLAC XLR Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 3
First production year: 2003
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
 

2008 - 2009

The 2008 Cadillac XLR had an extremely unique and eye-catching design that would have made everybody turn their heads. The luxury roadster had a retractable hard top and with was offered in three trim levels: base, Platinum Edition and Alpine White Edition. The base XLR was very well equipped with lots of luxury features such as adaptive xenon headlights, 8-way power and heated seats with ...

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gasoline engines:

  CADILLAC XLR 4.6 V8 5AT (325 HP)

2005 - 2007

AMG to Mercedes, M to BMW and V-series to Cadillac. Makes sense? The V-series were high-performance versions of the already released Cadillac models. The XLR-V was fitted with a 4.4-liter V8 Northstar engine borrowed from GM, the powerplant being mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Hiding 443 hp under the hood, the XLR-V took around 4.7 seconds in the sprint to 100 kmh. The North...

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  CADILLAC XLR-V 4.4 V8 6AT (449 HP)

2003 - 2007

Based on the Chevrolet Corvette C6, the Cadillac XLR was a controversial car: you either loved it or hated it. Why? Presenting the XLR as a sports car, Cadillac seemed to have over-promised. The XLR was not fast enough to compete with other sports cars alternatives on the market. For those looking for a unique sexy styling, the 2-door roadster was a promising choice. And after all, it was ...

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gasoline engines:

  CADILLAC XLR 4.6 V8 5AT (326 HP)