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Cadillac STS 4.6

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Cadillac STS 4.6

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4376 cm3 / 267.0 cu in / 267.0 cu in, 350.0 kW / 469.4 hp / 469.4 hp @ 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm, 595.3 N·m / 439.1 lb·ft / 439.1 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, consumption 15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CadillacIssued from2008
ModelSTS 4.6Issued until
SerieSTSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCadillacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)396 l / 13.98 cu ft / 13.98 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2888 l / 101.99 cu ft / 101.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)425 l / 15.01 cu ft / 15.01 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5030 mm / 198.0 in / 198.0 inTotal (curb) weight1560 kg / 3439 lb / 3439 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inLoad capacity433 kg / 955 lb / 955 lb
Wheelbase2960 mm / 116.5 in / 116.5 inGross (max.) weight1993 kg / 4394 lb / 4394 lb
Track frontTowing weight454 kg / 1001 lb / 1001 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity64 l / 14.1 UK gal / 16.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.1 sq ft / 25.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.93 m2 / 10.0 sq ft / 10.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)23.1 kW / 31.0 hp / 31.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjection. Sequentially electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement4376 cm3 / 267.0 cu in / 267.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power350.0 kW / 469.4 hp / 469.4 hp at 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque595.3 N·m / 439.1 lb·ft / 439.1 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)140.0 kW / 187.7 hp / 187.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output80.0 kW/l / 1.758 bhp/cu in / 1.758 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque136.0 N·m/l / 1.19 lb·ft/cu in / 1.19 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour 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 ratio305.1 kW/ton / 231.2 bhp/ton / 231.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)18.1 l/100km / 15.6 mpg-UK / 13.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range408 km / 253 mi / 253 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/45-WR18Tyres rear255/45-WR18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear298 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Cadillac STS 4.6

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