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2006 Cadillac XLR Roadster

New Car Overview of the 2006 Cadillac XLR Roadster

Description: Roadster
Base MSRP Range: $76,480 - $97,485
Invoice Price Range: $70,744 - $86,274
Where built: USA

Built on a rigid rear-wheel-drive (RWD) platform also used for the racy Corvette, Cadillac's two-seat sports car wears keen body forms in the package of a luxurious hardtop coupe that drops its lid with the push of a console switch. XLR's exterior theme of chiseled lines extends into the cockpit with sculptured bucket seats covered in leather and trimwork in polished aluminum metal plus lacquered wood.

Go power stems from a NorthStar 4.6-liter V8 engine with four-cam variable valve timing (VVT). It develops 320 hp through a five-speed automatic transmission with a gated shifter on the console.

XLR's driver may view instruments as reflected off the windshield in a head-up display that includes digital data indicating the vehicle's speed plus audio system functions. The issues of 2006 offer Cadillac's first application of Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) and XM satellite radio service is stock now.