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Cadillac Club : 2000 Cadillacs: 2006 XLR

2006 XLR


The 2006 Cadillac XLR is perhaps history in the making, more importantly itís the first $100,000 Cadillac for the general public. However, the biggest news for the XLR in 2006 will come shortly, the introduction of the V-Series class of XLR.

Noted as the fastest Cadillac to hit the pavement, not to mention, one of the most expensive, this new XLR-V will boast a 4.4 liter V8 engine, which has 440 horsepower and 425 pound/feet of torque. What does all that mean? Try accelerating from 0 to 60 in less than 5 seconds.

The 2006 Cadillac XLR V-Series will also have several other upgrades that include larger brakes, an upgraded suspension and larger wheels and tires. Other features that are new to Cadillac entirely include adaptive forward lighting, this new system utilizes sensors to determine speed and steering wheel angle, these sensors tell the head lights how fast and what direction to turn for improved night vision. This is a first for the automobile giant.

Although the overall sales for the XLR is relatively low compared to other Cadillac models and compared to itís competitors like the Porsche 911; the newest XLR- V plans on digging itís way out of the slump.

But donít knock the plain ole 2006 Cadillac XLR, for even it has its own great features. For example, compared to its competitor, the Mercedes SL65, itís much more fuel efficient, not to mention cheaper on the insurance premiums.

But letís face it, whoís really worried about those minor bills when you can afford a Cadillac XLR? As far as comfort and handling, the two are pretty much even- both of them handle the same in tight spots and both are meant to be a joy ride vehicle, not one for extensive travel or massive head-room.

So, what makes the 2006 Cadillac XLR better than their competitors, you ask? Well, for starters, the price. Yes, itís the less expensive of all. Second, warranty against corrosion is much better on the XLR than its competitors, and lastly and personally most importantly, itís an American Made Roadster!

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