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: 315 hp, 310 lb-fts torque, 0 - 60 in under 6 seconds


Troy Roberts
02-12-2003, 10:30 AM
Pretty impressive for the first year model.

What are the Mercedes SL stats?

DarkHalo
02-12-2003, 08:06 PM
Im not 100% up to speed on the XLR specs...do they use a Northstar variant for the engine? :angel

Noggles
02-12-2003, 10:01 PM
The AMG version is 0-60 in 4.7.

Noggles

Troy Roberts
02-12-2003, 10:10 PM
From the Cadillac site:

XLR's advanced 32-valve, 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engine can change its valve timing, cam phasing, and throttle control to compensate for road conditions, driving styles, and even differences in fuel-intake. A new air induction system improves airflow, and noise and vibration are minimized.

logansowner
02-12-2003, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by Troy Roberts
Pretty impressive for the first year model.

What are the Mercedes SL stats?

SL500-Engine 4,966-cc SOHC 24-valve 90 V-8. High-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block, alloy heads.

Net power 302 hp @ 5,600 rpm

Net torque 339 lb-ft @ 2,700 - 4,250 rpm

0-60-6.1 seconds



SL55AMG-Engine AMG-built supercharged 5,439-cc SOHC. 24-valve 90 V-8. High-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block, alloy heads.


I still want to see what the performance version of the XLR will do

Net power 493 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Net torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

0-60-4.5 seconds

:cool :cool :cool

DarkHalo
02-12-2003, 10:41 PM
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Net power 493 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Net torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

0-60-4.5 seconds
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:eek :eek :eek

Not too shabby

logansowner
02-12-2003, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by DarkHalo
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Net power 493 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Net torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

0-60-4.5 seconds
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:eek :eek :eek

Not too shabby
Damn tootin:jester

Nomad
02-12-2003, 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by DarkHalo
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Net power 493 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Net torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

0-60-4.5 seconds
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Not too shabby

Originally posted by logansowner
Damn tootin:jester

And for $150,000USD it can be yours. :D

logansowner
02-12-2003, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by Nomad
And for $150,000USD it can be yours. :D Well, not quite that much:D

Nomad
02-12-2003, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by logansowner
Well, not quite that much:D

Yeah, the AMG version is. :eek

DarkHalo
02-13-2003, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by Nomad
And for $150,000USD it can be yours. :D

Ill just take 3 Z06's instead....

Sal Collaziano
02-13-2003, 06:29 AM
I hate to keep saying this but I just want input and some people will see it here that don't see it elsewhere.. I'm not that impressed with the XLR numbers.. 0-60 in 5.9 seconds.. While that's really great, I don't know how I feel about other luxury cars like the Lexus GS430 and LS430, two big cars, being faster and $20,000 cheaper.. I can understand the Infiniti G35 Coupe being faster because it's light.

I think Cadillac needs to get their v-series going right away. There was a lot of talk of a 400 horsepower supercharged Northstar for the XLR last year...

logansowner
02-13-2003, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by Nomad
Yeah, the AMG version is. :eek
Technically, it's $114,000USD;) http://www.mbusa.com/media/images/main/models/SL55_msrp.jpg

Nomad
02-13-2003, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by logansowner
Technically, it's $114,000USD;) http://www.mbusa.com/media/images/main/models/SL55_msrp.jpg

Notice the "from" in that price. If you want an engine, wheels, and seats to sit in it will drive the price up to around $150,000. :lol

The AMG they tested on C&D was tested at $150,000.

Nomad
02-13-2003, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by Sal Collaziano

I think Cadillac needs to get their v-series going right away. There was a lot of talk of a 400 horsepower supercharged Northstar for the XLR last year...

:iagree

logansowner
02-13-2003, 02:04 PM
I'm still holding my breath for the good one:yesnod I wanna see 450 horses minimum, unless they can make it light enough to compete without giving it that much power:cheers

Troy Roberts
02-13-2003, 02:19 PM
Maybe they will bump up the power after the C6 is out. They probably don't want it too close to the Corvette performance wise. It wouldn't look good for Corvettes if the standard XLR were faster than the standard Corvette.

Nomad
02-13-2003, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Troy Roberts
Maybe they will bump up the power after the C6 is out. They probably don't want it too close to the Corvette performance wise. It wouldn't look good for Corvettes if the standard XLR were faster than the standard Corvette.

That's exactly what I read. They want the Vette to be the performance car. When the Vette HP goes up, the XLR's will too.

logansowner
02-13-2003, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Troy Roberts
Maybe they will bump up the power after the C6 is out. They probably don't want it too close to the Corvette performance wise. It wouldn't look good for Corvettes if the standard XLR were faster than the standard Corvette.
Makes sense:cheers

DF
02-13-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Troy Roberts
Maybe they will bump up the power after the C6 is out. They probably don't want it too close to the Corvette performance wise. It wouldn't look good for Corvettes if the standard XLR were faster than the standard Corvette.

Yep, they don't want to bump their own performance flagship.

Nomad
02-13-2003, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by DF
Yep, they don't want to bump their own performance flagship.

Even though it cost more than the Vette.

Sal Collaziano
02-14-2003, 11:29 AM
I keep forgetting that the Vette doesn't have much more horsepower.. Man.. GM needs to get their act together...

logansowner
02-14-2003, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by Sal Collaziano
I keep forgetting that the Vette doesn't have much more horsepower.. Man.. GM needs to get their act together... Thats putting it mildly. They are starting to turn around though, a lot depends on the power of the C6:yesnod

Cricket
02-16-2003, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Sal Collaziano
I keep forgetting that the Vette doesn't have much more horsepower.. Man.. GM needs to get their act together...

I understand GM is getting "the act" together with the introduction of the C6 next year.:cheers :cheers :cheers

devo
02-16-2003, 01:49 PM
wow!

bhamvett
02-17-2003, 08:46 AM
The XLR should have had more horsepower.How can you
compete if you start out behind.
bhamvett

logansowner
02-17-2003, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by bhamvett
The XLR should have had more horsepower.How can you
compete if you start out behind.
bhamvett :confused The XLR is NOT behind, it competes with the SL500, that costs a bit more and has 18 less horsepower. (the XLR has 320 right?) We are talking about the AMG version, which costs half as much again:cheers

Woops, typo:o

Troy Roberts
02-17-2003, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by logansowner
:confused The XLR is NOT behind, it competes with the SL500, that costs a bit more and has 18 less horsepower. (the XLR has 320 right?) We are talking about the AMG version, wich costs half as much again:cheers

:iagree

Nomad
02-17-2003, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by logansowner
:confused The XLR is NOT behind, it competes with the SL500, that costs a bit more and has 18 less horsepower. (the XLR has 320 right?) We are talking about the AMG version, which costs half as much again:cheers

Woops, typo:o

:iagree

logansowner
02-18-2003, 03:07 PM
Hehehe, everyone agrees with me:party :jester

vermjpv
02-19-2003, 01:52 AM
Must have "juiced" it up a bit. I had an STS and it was only 300HP.:cheers :cheers

logansowner
02-20-2003, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by vermjpv
Must have "juiced" it up a bit. I had an STS and it was only 300HP.:cheers :cheers Juice what up? an STS is a Seville, the XLR is a new car alltogether. Sorry I may have misunderstood your post, but I don't get why you said they must have suped it up?

For teh record, XLR=310 horsepower:cheers

Nomad
02-22-2003, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by logansowner
Juice what up? an STS is a Seville, the XLR is a new car alltogether. Sorry I may have misunderstood your post, but I don't get why you said they must have suped it up?

For teh record, XLR=310 horsepower:cheers

:iagree :skep :cheers

VETTEC6
02-28-2003, 07:34 PM
:iagree :cheers

blackLS1
03-04-2003, 06:56 PM
How different is this new engine internally than the old fwd 4.6?

Jinx
03-07-2003, 10:39 AM
While it's true that XLR specs out well against the SL500, the fact that there's an SL600 and an AMG SL55 out there do much to swell the SL500's reputation and (comparatively) deflate the XLR.

And let's not forget that XLR is a Cadillac, not a Mercedes. Anyone who thinks that Cadillac has more cachet than Mercedes needs to get out of the cornfield more. Escalades in the ghetto notwithstanding, Cadillac's the lesser nameplate.

So Cadillac is starting out behind Mercedes.

On an emotional level, buyers don't compare apples to apples, they compare apples to orchards.

Let's hope the supercharger and/or XV12 don't take too long to get here; the XLR could use a brighter halo.

.Jinx

NY3UVL714
04-11-2003, 01:29 PM
:iagree :yesnod :(

NY3UVL714
04-11-2003, 01:49 PM
I am pleased to see Cadillac going after the 2 seat hi-lux market segment with its XLR.
I am displeased that Cadillac still thinks it can get away with putting in merely adequate horsepower in a flagship model.
The pretty but flawed Allante had only 200 hp until 1993(last year of production). Competitors featured 300+ hp V8 and V12 engines. A balky manual top, FWD and modest performance made Allante seem half assed.
This time Cadillac has: correct for its segment RWD and an automated convertible hardtop. Unfortunately 315 hp is not noteworthy when you pay $75,000! Currently 400+hp is the class standard. The XLR deserves class leading performance.

WAKE UP CADILLAC!! In order to regain market share and prestige you have to WONDERFULLY OUTDO THE COMPETITION while providing the same price point.

Again someone is asleep at the wheel.


:banghead :rant