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Cadillac 62 Sedan

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Cadillac 62 Sedan

5-seater sedan (saloon), 8-cylinder V engine, 6381 cm3 / 389.4 cu in / 389.4 cu in, 242.0 kW / 324.5 hp / 324.5 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 583.0 N·m / 430.0 lb·ft / 430.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CadillacIssued from1959
Model62 SedanIssued until
Serie62Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCadillacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)6170 l / 217.89 cu ft / 217.89 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5720 mm / 225.2 in / 225.2 inTotal (curb) weight2218 kg / 4890 lb / 4890 lb
Width2040 mm / 80.3 in / 80.3 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3310 mm / 130.3 in / 130.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.48 m2 / 26.7 sq ft / 26.7 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 (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
FuelStroke98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement6381 cm3 / 389.4 cu in / 389.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity797.76 cm3/cylinder / 48.682 cu in/cylinder / 48.682 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power242.0 kW / 324.5 hp / 324.5 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque583.0 N·m / 430.0 lb·ft / 430.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)96.8 kW / 129.8 hp / 129.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.9 kW/l / 0.834 bhp/cu in / 0.834 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.4 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio148.6 kW/ton / 112.6 bhp/ton / 112.6 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 circle15.0 m / 49.2 ft / 49.2 ft
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 62 Sedan

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