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Cadillac Series 62

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Cadillac Series 62

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5422 cm3 / 330.9 cu in / 330.9 cu in, 119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 423.0 N·m / 312.0 lb·ft / 312.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CadillacIssued from1951
ModelSeries 62Issued until
Serie62Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCadillacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5474 mm / 215.5 in / 215.5 inTotal (curb) weight
Width2045 mm / 80.5 in / 80.5 inDry weight
Height1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3200 mm / 126.0 in / 126.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inWeight distribution (front)52.0 % / 52.0 % / 52.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.76 m2 / 29.7 sq ft / 29.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerCadillacValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.8 mm / 3.81 in / 3.81 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.1 mm / 3.63 in / 3.63 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5422 cm3 / 330.9 cu in / 330.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity677.75 cm3/cylinder / 41.359 cu in/cylinder / 41.359 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque423.0 N·m / 312.0 lb·ft / 312.0 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.0 kW/l / 0.483 bhp/cu in / 0.483 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.0 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)11.80 s / 11.80 s / 11.80 sTop (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)17.10 s / 17.10 s / 17.10 sPower-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Cadillac Series 62

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