Cadillac Seville, 1978 MY Series 6K

The Cadillac Seville is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies the power through the rear wheels. The Cadillac Seville belongs to the Series 6K range of cars from Cadillac. Powering the Cadillac Seville is an overhead valve, 5.7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) at 4200 rpm and 366 N·m (270 lb·ft/37.3 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic transmission transmits the power to the wheels. Quoted kerb weight is 1896 kg.

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Cadillac Seville, 1978 MY Series 6K information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5182 mm
How heavy?
1896 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
366 Nm / 270 ft.lb / 37.3 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1935 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1901 kg

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1978 Cadillac Seville data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2903 mm 114.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1557 mm 61.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1499 mm 59 inches
Length 5182 mm 204 inches
Width 1824 mm 71.8 inches
Height 1389 mm 54.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1896 kg 4180 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 79.6 litres 17.5 UK Gal 21 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5733 cc
(349.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 103 × 86 mm
4.06 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.2
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output 29.7 bhp/litre
0.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 366 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 63.84 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 802.2 kPa (116.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
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 90.91 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
66.86 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
89.66 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.96 kg/kW
24.98 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front GR78 x 15-B
Tyres rear GR78 x 15-B
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general
Carfolio.com ID204402
Production total
Model code
Model family Series 6K
RAC rating 52.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Cadillac Seville added 2009-09-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.