GM'S 2006 Cadillac XLR: Cadillac Performance Parts,
Aftermarket Parts by Jenny McLane
The 2006 Cadillac XLR-V is the newest addition to the high-performance
V-Series vehicles for the ultra-luxury class of high-performance roadsters.
The 2006 Cadillac XLR is equipped with a supercharged 4.4-liter Northstar
V-8 engine, good for 440 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque--120
horsepower. The 32-valve V-8 is backed by a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed
The car has recalibrated Magnetic Ride Control, 13.4-inch dual-piston front
brakes and 13.0-inch single-piston brakes in the rear, a larger front
stabilizer bar, and the addition of a rear stabilizer bar. Styling cues
include a wire-mesh grille, 19-inch wheels, and wood and aluminum accents in
|This Cadillac is the first to be
equipped with Adaptive Forward Lighting, which uses sensors that read
steering wheel angle input and vehicle speed to determine how quickly and
how much to turn the headlights. The Cadillac XLR has polished wire mesh
upper and lower grilles; unique nineteen-inch, ten-spoke aluminum wheels; a
hood bulge; and four stainless-steel exhaust tips.
The XLR chassis is sharper than the SL500's, however, and Cadillac has
enhanced it with a stiffer front anti-roll bar, the addition of a rear bar,
and a sportier Magnetic Ride Control calibration. The brakes have been
uprated, with bigger diameter 13.4-inch front and 13.0-inch rear
cross-drilled rotors, a setup that is essentially the same as the Corvette
Z51's. The StabiliTrak stability system now has four positions. The larger
diameter wheels are accompanied by wider Pirelli run-flat 235/45 front and
255/40 rear tires.
A full complement of performance enhancements such as
new 19-inch wheels and
tires, a recalibrated suspension and stronger brakes gives the Cadillac a
serious performance entry in the luxury convertible segment.
The Cadillac XLR boasts of the following: 440-horsepower Supercharged
Northstar V-8 Engine, Rear-Mounted Hydra-Matic Six-Speed Automatic
Transmission, Handcrafted Leather-wrapped Interior, and Adaptive Forward
Lighting System -Series Design Cues.
Exterior and interior appointments include a signature wire-mesh grille,
larger 19-inch wheels at all four corners, and ebony wood and aluminum
accents throughout the interior; larger brakes, stabilizer bars, wheels and
tires. It also includes a performance-calibrated Magnetic Ride Control (MR)
system; Adaptive Forward Lighting system, a first-time application on a
Cadillac, which automatically adjusts headlamp direction up to 15-degrees
for improved night driving vision.
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About The Author -
Jenny McLane is a 36 year old native of Iowa and has a knack for research
on cars and anything and everything about it. She works full time as a
Market Analyst for one of the leading car parts suppliers in the country