...Full-throttle shifts result in little hesitation, and the sound of the engine at full song is as good as or better than any V8 in its class. Braking performance is equally impressive, with a stop from 60 mph taking just 118 feet, and with no fade evident after successive panic stops. Safety: Antilock disc brakes, run-flat tires and stability control are all standard, as are side airbags that offer head as well as thorax protection. Rear parking sensors are also included. Interior Design and Special Features: While packed to the gills with high-tech luxury features, the 2008 Cadillac XLR fails...
...leather seating surfaces, heated seat cushions and seatbacks, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, BVLGARI-designed instrumentation, a head-up display in five languages, and aluminum accents (with optional eucalyptus trim) all combine to provide an upscale feel, although some drivers and reviewers have noted that the XLR's interior can feel cramped at times. Trunk space is also limited, especially with the top down. Some reviewers also note that the XLR's steering isn't as responsive as expected for a car in this league.Features such as StabiliTrak electronic vehicle stability enhancement...
...XM Satellite Radio and GM's OnStar communication and navigation systems are standard. Trunk capacity is 11.6 cubic feet with the top up, but space drops to 4.4 cubic feet when the roof is retracted. Under the Hood A 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 with variable valve timing produces 320 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 310 pounds-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. Premium fuel is recommended. The XLR has a six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates a manual-shift mode. Safety Side-impact airbags are installed in the seats. The seat belts have powered pretensioners. Four-channel all-disc antilock brakes...
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