2003 Cadillac XLR, 2004 MY US

This automobile has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.6 litre, double overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 320 bhp (324 PS/239 kW) of power at 6400 rpm, and maximum torque of 420 N·m (310 lb·ft/42.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 5 speed automatic gearbox. Quoted kerb weight is 1653 kg.

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Key facts

2003 Cadillac XLR, 2004 MY US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4514 mm
How heavy?
1653 kg
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4565 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
324 PS / 320 bhp / 239 kW @ 6400 rpm
How much torque?
420 Nm / 310 ft.lb / 42.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.8 s

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2003 Cadillac XLR data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2685 mm 105.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1580 mm 62.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1580 mm 62.2 inches
Length 4514 mm 177.7 inches
Width 1836 mm 72.3 inches
Height 1280 mm 50.4 inches
Ground clearance 168 mm 6.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1653 kg 3644 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.6 litre
4565 cc
(278.573 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93 × 84 mm
3.66 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
324 PS (320 bhp) (239 kW)
at 6400 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
70.1 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
420 Nm (310 ft·lb) (42.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
92 Nm/litre
1.11 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminium block & heads
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1156.2 kPa (167.7 psi)
Maximum RPM 6700 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 570.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 196.28 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
144.36 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
193.59 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.93 kg/kW
11.57 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.90 m
Front suspension I.DW.LS.
Rear suspension I.DW.LS.
Wheel size front 8 x 18
Wheel size rear 8 x 18
Tyres front Michelin ZP P235/50 R 18
Tyres rear Michelin ZP P235/50 R 18
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 325 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.76
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID104863
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 42.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Cadillac XLR added 2003-01-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.