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Cadillac XLR

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Cadillac XLR

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4565 cm3 / 278.6 cu in / 278.6 cu in, 234.9 kW / 315.0 hp / 315.0 hp @ 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm, 420.0 N·m / 309.8 lb·ft / 309.8 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CadillacIssued from2003
ModelXLRIssued until
SerieXLRNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCadillacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)328 l / 11.58 cu ft / 11.58 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4850 l / 171.28 cu ft / 171.28 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4514 mm / 177.7 in / 177.7 inTotal (curb) weight1653 kg / 3644 lb / 3644 lb
Width1836 mm / 72.3 in / 72.3 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2685 mm / 105.7 in / 105.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance168 mm / 6.6 in / 6.6 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headsBore93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplySeq EFiEngine displacement4565 cm3 / 278.6 cu in / 278.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity570.63 cm3/cylinder / 34.822 cu in/cylinder / 34.822 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power234.9 kW / 315.0 hp / 315.0 hp at 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque420.0 N·m / 309.8 lb·ft / 309.8 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6700 rpm / 6700 rpm / 6700 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)101.5 kW / 136.1 hp / 136.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.5 kW/l / 1.131 bhp/cu in / 1.131 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.0 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sPower-to-weight ratio190.6 kW/ton / 144.4 bhp/ton / 144.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Optional Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.9 m / 39.0 ft / 39.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Leaf springSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Leaf spring
Wheels front305Wheels rear
Tyres frontMichelin ZP P235/50 R 18Tyres rearMichelin ZP P235/50 R 18
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear325 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Cadillac XLR

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