Cadillac Type 55 Limousine, 1917 MY

The Cadillac Type 55 Limousine is a 4 door limousine-bodied road car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. The Cadillac Type 55 Limousine's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.2 litre, side valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. at 2650 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox.


Key facts

Cadillac Type 55 Limousine, 1917 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door limousine with 7 seats
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5157 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
Unknown @ 2650 rpm
How much torque?

Cadillac Type models

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
1917 Cadillac Type 55 Limousine data
Body type7 seater limousine
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3353 mm 132 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.2 litre
5157 cc
(314.699 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 130.2 mm
3.13 × 5.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.61
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
at 2650 rpm
Specific output
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Cadillac carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 644.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 37 x 5
Tyres rear 37 x 5
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.43
general ID201894
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 31.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1917 Cadillac Type 55 Limousine added 2009-09-08.
Last modified 2014-11-22.