Interesting fact sheet about the 2005 Cadillac XLR created by GM on May 2, 2005.
5L450-E five-speed automatic (rear-mounted)
disc with 4-channel ABS, front and rear
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
o 17 / 25 / 21
Claims (e.g., longest wheelbase in segment; most rear seat legroom)
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.
o Bowling Green Assembly, Bowling Green, Kentucky
o Age range of
40-59 years old
o 70 % married,
o Premium luxury
buyers, conquest customers
o Median household
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.
features Driver Shift Control, Performance Algorithm Shifting, and
Performance Algorithm Liftfoot
converts from a hardtop coupe to open roadster in less than 30 seconds –
at the touch of a single button.
generation Northstar 4.6 V-8 VVT delivers a 0-60 time in under six
SL500, Lexus SC430, Jaguar XK8
(as of a certain date, which must be designated)
Satellite Radio - $325
o The XLR was first introduced for
the 2004 model year.
VIII. Where Introduced
from Concept Car (yes or no)
American International Auto Show 2003
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