The Cadillac XLR was a luxury roadster sold by the Cadillac division of General Motors, assembled in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Meant to be Cadillac’s flagship sports car, the Cadillac XLR is based on the platform and the Chevrolet Corvette. The XLR had its own unique style, interior, and suspension, and power retractable hardtop aluminum, along with the Cadillac Northstar engine. The Cadillac XLR ended production from 2009 model year.
The Cadillac XLR is based on the previous generation Chevrolet Corvette (C5), which is produced from 1997-2004, when the new Chevrolet Corvette (C6) replaced him. Cadillac introduced the Cadillac XLR at the Detroit Motor Show 2003 and began production in the 2004 model year – prefigured by the concept vehicle Evoq.
The Cadillac XLR features as standard heated and cooled seats with leather, wood interior trim, remote keyless entry, alloy wheels 18 inches, side airbags, as well as navigation, audio and DVD system sharing a display board 7 inch. The hardtop itself is made of aluminum, requires 6′-10½ “of clearance during retraction, and is manufactured by a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz suppliers and Porsche.
Cadillac XLR Engine
The engine is 4.6 L Cadillac Northstar tuned to 320 hp (238.6 kW, 324.4 PS) coupled from model year 2007 to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The second was the Cadillac XLR roadster offered by Cadillac in recent years. The first was the Cadillac Allante, produced from 1987-1993. The Cadillac XLR was nominated for the North American Car of the Year in 2004.
2009 Cadillac XLR
For the 2009 model year, the Cadillac XLR added a new front fascia, rear fascia and new side fender vents. Inside, Alcantara – has been added to the headliner – a material microfiber suede. The interior has added new trim rings on the instrument panel with revised graphics and new wood trim on the dashboard. In addition, the new steering wheel Cadillac was launched 2003 CTS wheel-like. XLR production ended in the spring of 2009, with the last example ended March 31.
Cadillac XLR National Events
From 30 years National Corvette Homecoming in 2011, the “cousin” Corvette Cadillac XLR has been included in the celebration. The XCadillac XLR and Cadillac XLR-V were built at the assembly plant in Bowling Green and are welcomed in the annual return on the NCH in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This includes special appearances at car shows, seminars XLR, XLR VIP appearances and inclusion in the motorcade and other activities.
Cadillac XLR owners had their own “10 Years Anniversary Homecoming” at the plant in Bowling Green on September 28, 2013. The owners across the country and Canada were present for visits to the plant production line C7 , auto cruise, and a car show sponsored by the Bowling green Corvette Assembly club. XLR owners and Corvette owners have shared several events / national meetings. In addition to the National Corvette Homecoming, find Cadillac XLR in assisting Corvette Funfest, Bloomington Gold, and Carmel Artomobilia.