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Cadillac 62 Convertible

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Cadillac 62 Convertible

2-door convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 6382 cm3 / 389.5 cu in / 389.5 cu in, 147.0 kW / 197.1 hp / 197.1 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

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

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)6170 l / 217.89 cu ft / 217.89 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5730 mm / 225.6 in / 225.6 inTotal (curb) weight2200 kg / 4850 lb / 4850 lb
Width2040 mm / 80.3 in / 80.3 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3310 mm / 130.3 in / 130.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity79 l / 17.4 UK gal / 20.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.62 m2 / 28.2 sq ft / 28.2 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6382 cm3 / 389.5 cu in / 389.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power147.0 kW / 197.1 hp / 197.1 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)58.8 kW / 78.9 hp / 78.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output23.3 kW/l / 0.512 bhp/cu in / 0.512 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
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 ratio90.9 kW/ton / 68.9 bhp/ton / 68.9 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 frontdrumBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Cadillac 62 Convertible

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