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Cadillac 6239D

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Cadillac 6239D

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5972 cm3 / 364.4 cu in / 364.4 cu in, 212.5 kW / 285.0 hp / 285.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 543.0 N·m / 400.5 lb·ft / 400.5 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CadillacIssued from1956
Model6239DIssued 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)6690 l / 236.26 cu ft / 236.26 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5640 mm / 222.0 in / 222.0 inTotal (curb) weight2010 kg / 4431 lb / 4431 lb
Width2032 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 inDry weight
Height1511 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3277 mm / 129.0 in / 129.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1603 mm / 63.1 in / 63.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.61 m2 / 28.1 sq ft / 28.1 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerCadillacValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.1 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5972 cm3 / 364.4 cu in / 364.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity746.50 cm3/cylinder / 45.554 cu in/cylinder / 45.554 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power212.5 kW / 285.0 hp / 285.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque543.0 N·m / 400.5 lb·ft / 400.5 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.6 kW/l / 0.782 bhp/cu in / 0.782 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.9 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio141.8 kW/ton / 107.4 bhp/ton / 107.4 bhp/ton
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 circle13.1 m / 43.0 ft / 43.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Cadillac 6239D

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