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2005 Cadillac XLR Fact Sheet


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2005 Cadillac XLR

Interesting fact sheet about the 2005 Cadillac XLR created by GM on May 2, 2005.

I.          Product Overview

  • Model Lineup
  • Engine(s)
  • 4.6L Northstar V-8 VVT
  • Transmission(s)
  • Hydra-Matic 5L450-E five-speed automatic (rear-mounted)
  • Brakes

o  Power-assisted disc with 4-channel ABS, front and rear

  • Driveline
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Suspension

o  Front: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, Magnetic Ride Control

o  Rear: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, Magnetic Ride Control

  • Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined)

o  17 / 25 / 21

  • Key Claims (e.g., longest wheelbase in segment; most rear seat legroom)
  • Segment-first Magnetic Ride Control is the world’s fastest-reacting suspension control system and available on either engine
  • With 320 hp at 6400 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm, the XLR is the lightest and most powerful vehicle in its class.
  • The XLR also boasts the longest wheelbase, widest track, lowest height and most horsepower in its class.

II.         Production/Sales Information

  • Assembly Plant Location

o  Bowling Green Assembly, Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • When on Sale
  • On sale now
  • Class Segment
  • Luxury roadster

III.        Target Demographics

o  Age range of 40-59 years old

o  70 % married, educated

o  Premium luxury buyers, conquest customers

o  Median household income, $200,000

Fun Facts

  • Included are Michelin ZP Tires with Advanced “Run-Flat” technology that will run for up to 125 miles at 55 mph after a loss of pressure.
  • Transmission features Driver Shift Control, Performance Algorithm Shifting, and Performance Algorithm Liftfoot
  • XLR converts from a hardtop coupe to open roadster in less than 30 seconds – at the touch of a single button.
  • Next generation Northstar 4.6 V-8 VVT delivers a 0-60 time in under six seconds

V.         Segment Competitors

o  Mercedes-Benz SL500, Lexus SC430, Jaguar XK8

VI.        Pricing (as of a certain date, which must be designated)

  • $75,835 plus $815 DFC
  • Packages/Free Flow Options
  • XM Satellite Radio - $325

VII.       History

  • Intro Date

The XLR was first introduced for the 2004 model year.

VIII.      Where Introduced

  • North American International Auto Show 2003
  • Prior Models
    • Allante
  • Derived from Concept Car (yes or no)
    • Evoq, (1999)

    IX.Major Awards/Recognition (if any)

    o  XLR ranked in the top three for the 2004 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study’s Premium Luxury Car Segment

    X.         Key Contacts Phone Numbers

    Nekeidra Shegog

    Cadillac Communications

    313.667.8985

     

    Jeff Kuhlman

    Cadillac Communications

    313.667.5533