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Cadillac announces facelifted 2009 XLR and XLR-V roadsters

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Cadillac announces facelifted 2009 XLR and XLR-V roadsters

Cadillac announces facelifted 2009 XLR and XLR-V roadsters

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Porsche’s new 911 Carrera wasn’t the only facelifted model announced today. Cadillac, too, has revealed details about the 2009 mid-cycle update for its XLR Roadster, which benefits from a range of more powerful engines and refreshed styling both inside and out. For the 2009 model year, Cadillac will only sell the top end XLR Platinum and the high-performance XLR-V.

The XLR Platinum is equipped with a 320hp (239kW) 4.6L Northstar V8, while a more powerful but smaller supercharged 4.4L Northstar V8 with 443hp (330kW) reserved for the XLR-V.

The updated car also includes a new front fascia, new rear fascia and new side fender vents. The revised design is inspired by the CTS sport sedan and gives the roadster a more aggressive appearance than the outgoing model. The front fascia includes new fog lamps and specific upper and lower grilles for the Platinum and V-Series models. Other features include new chrome exhaust tips and unique 18in wheels.

Inside, the cars get Alcantara trim in either an ebony or cashmere finish. Also new is leather trim on top of the dash and an updated instrument panel. A long list of standard safety features are also available on the 2009 XLR, including magnetic ride suspension, a head-up-display, adaptive head lights with auto dimming and adaptive cruise control.
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  1. Sharp looking convertible. I understand that the Northstar V8s are just beasts!
     
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  2. How much does this car cost compared to it's rival, the SL?
    I don't think it can be compared with a 911. 911 is more of a sports car, wheras this is more of a GT like the SL.
     
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  3. This car is still going to remain on forbes list of the worst selling vehicles even with the facelift---- bad move cadillac.
     
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  4. the facelift isnt on sale yet so you can't include it on forbes
    and remember that it a 100k car so its not going so sell like camry's
     
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  5. For an american car it looks sharp to me. Nice.
     
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  6. Shame the entire "facelift" consists of new fog lights a chrome frame under the grill and those chrome thingies on the sides... Makes the 911 facelift look... revolutionary
     
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  7. CADDY KILLS COBRA!!!!!!!!CAROLL SHELBY READ THIS POST!!
    i went 7 city blocks ROARING! through reno in feb in my new
    smoke ,n hot xlrv WOW!!! MAYBE LUCK?maybe maybe,,,,,,,,ok
    but this new mustang really gave me a run for my 104,000$
    but i won and he was pissed iam 50 maybe he was bit younger?
    i thought i was a goner!!! no way!! the weight of this car saved me and i believe thats how i got ahead,, all that power against
    my measly 400+i thought the superchargers were going too blow .what a sound if i could have recorded it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    carolll get your pacemaker retrofitted!!! good luck ford mans!!!
    iam waitn and watching!! GREG XLRV BERLIN RENO NV.......
     
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