2008 Cadillac XLR and XLR-V Specifications

2008 Cadillac XLR and XLR-V Specifications

For Release: Aug. 1, 2007

2008 CADILLAC XLR and XLR-V | New for 2008

  • Alpine White Limited Edition Model with chrome grille and chrome 18-inch wheels
  • Improved Magnetic Ride Control system, revising shock damping for enhanced ride and handling traits
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Optional 18-inch chrome wheels on XLR
  • Optional 19-inch chrome wheels on XLR-V
  • Elektra Blue, Crystal Red and Goldstream exterior finishes replace Gold Mist, Xenon Blue and Infrared
  • Expanded color choices for Platinum Edition model
  • XLR-V adds Elektra Blue exterior finish

2008 CADILLAC XLR AND XLR-V | Model Lineup

Engines

Transmissions

4.6L Northstar V-8 VVT

4.4L Northstar V-8 SC

Hydra-Matic 6L80 (MYC) 6-spd auto

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2008 CADILLAC XLR | Specifications

Overview

Model: 2008 Cadillac XLR and XLR-V luxury
roadsters
Body style / driveline: XLR: 2-door hardtop convertible with rear-wheel
driveXLR-V: 2-door high-performance hardtop convertible with rear-wheel
drive
Construction: hydroformed perimeter frame, structural
center tunnel, aluminum cockpit frame
Manufacturing location: Bowling Green, Ky.
Key competitors: XLR: Mercedes-Benz SL500, Lexus SC 430,
Jaguar Xk8XLR-V: Mercedes Benz SL 55 AMG Roadster, Lexus SC Convertible,
Jaguar XKR Convertible

Engines

Type: Northstar 4.6L V-8 VVT (variable valve
timing)
Northstar V-8 SC 

(supercharged 4.4L DOHC V-8)

Application: XLR XLR-V
Displacement 279 / 4565 267 / 4371
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.66 x 3.31 / 93 x 84 3.58 x 3.31 / 91 x 84
Block material: cast aluminum upper – sand-cast 319 T7 aluminumlower – die-cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum 319 T7 semi-permanent mold cast aluminum
alloy
Crankshaft material: forged steel cast nodular iron
Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, four-cam continuously
variable valve timing
roller follower DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder,
variable valve timing
Ignition system: coil-on-plug ignition, with extended-life
dual platinum-tipped spark plugs
coil-on-plug with extended-life dual platinum-tipped
spark plugs
Fuel system: sequential electronic fuel injection returnless, electronic sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 10.5:1 9.0:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 320 / 239 @ 6400 443 / 330 @ 6400 rpm (SAE certified)*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 310 / 420 @ 4400 414 / 561 @ 3900 rpm (SAE certified)* 90
percent of peak torque available between 2200 and 6000 rpm
Recommended fuel: premium recommended but not required premium required
Max. engine speed (rpm): 6750 6700
EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 15 / 24 14 / 21

Transmissions

Type: Hydra-Matic 6L50 (MYC) rear-wheel drive,
electronically controlled 6-speed automatic with torque converter clutch
and Driver Shift Control
Hydra-Matic 6L80six-speed, rear-wheel
drive, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive transmission with
torque converter clutch. Clutch-to-clutch architecture with integral electro/hydraulic
control module
Application: XLR XLR- V
Gear ratios:
First: 4.03 4.03
Second: 2.37 2.36
Third: 1.55 1.53
Fourth: 1.15 1.15
Fifth: 0.85 0.85
Sixth: 0.67 0.67
Reverse: 3.02 3.06
Final drive 2.73 2.56
Max. shift speed (rpm): 6500 6500

Chassis/Suspension

Front: short/long arm ( SLA ) double wishbone,
cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite
leaf spring, Magnetic Ride Control
Rear: short/long arm ( SLA ) double wishbone,
cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite
leaf spring, Magnetic Ride Control
Traction control system: full-range
Stabilizer bar: front: hollow, 28.6 by 4.5 mm wall thicknessrear: hollow, 23.6 by 3.5 mm wall thickness
Steering ratio: 17.2:1
Steering type: Magnasteer power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock 2.9
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 39 / 11.9

Brakes

Type: XLR: power-assisted disc with 4-channel
ABS, front and rearXLR-V: heavy-duty with cross-drilled rotors and high-performance
brake linings, dual-piston front calipers and single-piston rear calipers.
Power-assist with 4-channel ABS front and rear.
Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm): XLR: front: 12.8 x 1.3 / 325 x 32; rear:
12.0 x 1.0 / 305 x 26XLR-V: front: 13.4 x 1.3 / 340.4 x 32; rear: 13 x 1 / 330.2 x 26
Wheels/Tires
Wheel size and type: XLR:std: spun-cast aluminum, 18-inch x 8-inch

opt: chrome, 18-inch x 8-inch

XLR-V:

std: aluminum, 19-inch x 8.5-inch

opt: chrome, 19-inch x 8.5-inch

Tires: XLR:P235/50R18 – Goodyear EMT Run Flat

XLR-V:

P235/45R19 – Pirelli Run Flat

Dimensions

Exterior
Length (in / mm): 177.7 / 4513
Width (in / mm): 72.3 / 1836
Height (in / mm): 50.4 / 1279
Wheelbase (in / mm): 105.7 / 2685
Track width: XLR-V: front 61.63 / 1564.4; rear
62.13 / 1578.16XLR: front 62.2 / 1580; 62.2 / 1580
Interior
Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 0
Headroom (in / mm): 37.6 / 955
Legroom (in / mm): 42.6 / 1083
Shoulder room (in / mm): 54.3 / 1380
Hip room (in / mm): 53 / 1346

Capacities

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):
Top up: 11.6 / 328
Top down: 4.4 / 125
Fuel tank: (gal / L): 18 / 68.1
Engine oil (qt / L): 7.5 / 7.1
Curb weight (lb / kg) estimated: 3804 / 1726

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.