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2004 Cadillac XLR

2004 Cadillac XLR
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The XLR is a new model from Cadillac, and it falls in line with their resurgent philosophy: the contemporary expression of Cadillac's heritage of landmark design and advanced technology. Add to that a new penchant for speed, flare and daring (exemplified with the CTS), and the 2004 Cadillac XLR is just another step in their quest to push back atop the throne of American manufacturers. The XLR is certainly a good step in that direction. A two-seater with a retractable hardtop cover, the 2004 Cadillac XLR is every bit deserving of its luxury roadster status. It has plenty of power, style and comfort to satisfy.

Available Models
The all-new 2004 Cadillac XLR is offered in one model trim only.

Interior Features
Though the 2004 Cadillac XLR seats two, it doesn't shirk any of the appointments necessary to achieve luxury status. The leather upholstery is soft and giving, highlighted with a subtle eucalyptus wood trim. Air conditioning with dual-zone automatic climate controls keeps you nice and cool when the top is up, while a leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls is ideal for both gripping and concentrating on the road.

Of course, there is plenty more. The XLR's seats are both heated and cooled in the back and the cushion. There is a 7-inch color touch screen mounted in the upper center console with access to DVD navigation and entertainment (available in Park position only). A nine-speaker world-class Bose audio system with a six-CD in-dash changer and digital signal processing modes, plus XM Satellite Radio keeps the music going for hours. The XLR is also equipped with OnStar and a head-up display that projects key driver information onto the windshield.

Exterior Features
The retractable power hardtop opens and closes quietly and efficiently. The top structure is made of aluminum and magnesium with composite exterior panels, a heated glass backlight and glass rear-quarter windows. Up front, rain-sensing wipers do the work for you.

The 2004 Cadillac XLR looks cool, but it really sets itself apart with its performance. The engine responsible for this is a 4.6-liter Northstar VVT (variable valve timing) V8 with 320 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 310 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. The engine has been extensively re-engineered for the luxury roadster, and it marks the Northstar's first adaptation to rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) configurations. The engine is mated to the Hydra-Matic 5L50-E 5-speed automatic transmission, which offers three performance features normally found individually on luxury sport sedans: driver shift control, performance algorithm shifting and performance algorithm liftfoot.

Handling the XLR is a pleasure with the Magnetic Ride Control system, which provides electronically controlled, magnetic-fluid based real-time damping. The ride is also enhanced by a new performance car architecture. Patented by GM, it comprises steel hydroformed perimeter frame rails, an enclosed structural "tunnel," aluminum cockpit structure and balsa-cored composite floors.

Safety and Security
The XLR's safety system rounds out a comprehensive array of features. All models come with standard dual front airbags, side airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, an antiskid system, tire-pressure monitor, a rear-obstacle-detection system and cornering lights.

2004 Cadillac XLR - Vehicle Highlights

Luxury roadster with retractable hard top
Patented performance car architecture
Next generation Northstar 4.6 V-8 VVT (variable valve timing) engine in rear-wheel drive configuration
Rear-mounted Hydra-Matic 5L50-E five-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control
Magnetic Ride Control, electronically controlled, magnetic fluid-based real-time damping system
Magnasteer variable effort steering system
StabiliTrak vehicle stability enhancement system
Adaptive cruise control
Head-up display
Keyless Access with push button start
Heated and cooled seats
Advanced DVD navigation & entertainment system, OnStar, XM Satellite Radio (continental U.S. only) and Bose premium sound system

Fast Stats
MSRP from
4.6L V-8 VVT
320 @ 6400
5-speed automatic
MPG: City/Hwy
17 / 25 (estimated)

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