Compare 2008 BMW 6-Series vs 2009 Cadillac XLR

2008 BMW 6-Series
2009 Cadillac XLR
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2-Door Conv 650i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
6 Series 2-Door Conv 650i 14 21 $77,005 $83,700
6 Series 2-Door Conv M6 11 17 $97,610 $106,100
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 650i 15 22 $70,470 $76,600
6 Series 2-Door Coupe M6 11 17 $92,275 $100,300
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2-Door Conv Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XLR 2-Door Conv Platinum 15 24 $78,886 $86,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,005
$78,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,700
$86,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1395 / month
$1437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance. The eye-catching 2009 Cadillac XLR starts with the sharp-edged Corvette and makes some compromises for the sake of grand-touring luxury.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
29.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 177.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 50.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6-12.4 11.6 max 4.4 min
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
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)
13.6 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
14.4 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMS
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMS
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4277 3647
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 3400 310 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LH2
Displacement
4.8L/293 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 6300 320 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.03
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 6 Series Cadillac XLR
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Conv
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Sport Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Pivot SLA double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Sport Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link SLA double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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