Compare 2009 Cadillac XLR vs 2008 BMW 6-Series

2009 Cadillac XLR
2008 BMW 6-Series
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2-Door Convertible Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Platinum 15 24 $78,886 $86,215
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2-Door Coupe 650i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 650i 15 22 $70,470 $76,600
2-Door Convertible 650i 14 21 $77,005 $83,700
2-Door Coupe M6 11 17 $92,275 $100,300
2-Door Convertible M6 11 17 $97,610 $106,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,886
$70,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,215
$76,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1437 / month
$1277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The eye-catching 2009 Cadillac XLR starts with the sharp-edged Corvette and makes some compromises for the sake of grand-touring luxury. The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 81.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 109.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.3 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.7 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 54.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 max 4.4 min 13.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.3 13.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Variable
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 14.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QMS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QMS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3647 3814
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 4400 360 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
LH2 NA
Displacement
4.6L/279 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 6400 360 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.40
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.58
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Conv 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Cadillac XLR BMW 6 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Sport
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
SLA double wishbone 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Sport
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA double wishbone Double-Pivot
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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