In order to be successful in the U.S. market against the increased competition from Mercedes-Benz and specifically the SL-Class, but also to open up new customers in the European market, Cadillac unveiled the 2004 Cadillac XLR. The scoring for the upper class Cadillac car is a convertible with a steel folding roof. Its dimensions are very unusual compared to other vehicles in its class, for a length of 4.51 meters and a width of 1.83 meters, the Cadillac Convertible is quite long - but this is a property distinguishes the Cadillac brand for decades. Under the hood of the 2005 Cadillac XLR lies a powerful 4.6-liter V8 engine that is comfortable to drive with a five-speed automatic. This Classic Cadillac produces an output of 326 hp at 6,450 rev / min and a maximum torque of 423 Nm at 4,400 r / min. The Cadillac XLR Roadster accelerates in just 5.9 seconds to 100 km / h and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / hr. As you would expect from American brands, the enormous acceleration is accompanied by a large consumption. With 12.5 liters of Super per 100 kilometers must be at least count, but a ride in the Cadillac XLR is worth this price. In addition to the base model 2006 Cadillac XLR American silversmith presented in the same year the Cadillac XLR-V. Its 4.4-liter supercharged V8 engine produces 449 hp and even accelerates the roadster in less than 5 seconds to 100 km / h The interior of both vehicles eucalyptus wood, aluminum and leather dominate. The onboard instruments were developed the Cadillac XLR-V in collaboration with the Italian designer Bulgari. More Cadillac XLR accessories are optionally available.