Cadillac De Ville Sedan, 1979 MY Series 6C

The De Ville Sedan is a rear wheel drive sedan/saloon passenger car with a front mounted engine, produced by Cadillac. The Cadillac De Ville Sedan is one of the Series 6C range of cars from Cadillac. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 180 bhp (183 PS/134 kW) at 4000 rpm and 434 N·m (320 lb·ft/44.3 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. It weighs a claimed 1911 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed claimed is 185 km/h, which is 115 mph.

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Cadillac De Ville Sedan, 1979 MY Series 6C information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5618 mm
How heavy?
1911 kg
What size engine?
7 litre, 6964 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
183 PS / 180 bhp / 134 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
434 Nm / 320 ft.lb / 44.3 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph

Cadillac Series 6C models

Cadillac De Ville Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6964 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1879 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6964 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1879 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6964 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1911 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6964 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1959 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6964 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1975 kg

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1979 Cadillac De Ville Sedan data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3086 mm 121.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1567 mm 61.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1542 mm 60.7 inches
Length 5618 mm 221.2 inches
Width 1943 mm 76.5 inches
Height 1405 mm 55.3 inches
Ground clearance 145 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1911 kg 4213 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 94.7 litres 20.8 UK Gal 25 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7 litre
6964 cc
(424.969 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 103.63 × 103.12 mm
4.08 × 4.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
183 PS (180 bhp) (134 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
25.8 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
434 Nm (320 ft·lb) (44.3 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
62.32 Nm/litre
0.75 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester M4ME carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 783.1 kPa (113.6 psi)
Maximum RPM 4400 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 870.5 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 185 km/h (115 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 95.5 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
70.24 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
94.19 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.24 kg/kW
23.78 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 3.200
Turning circle 13.40 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.LoTrailRA.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front GR78 x 15-B
Tyres rear GR78 x 15-B
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 298 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 3057 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.28
general
Carfolio.com ID204688
Production total
Model code
Model family Series 6C
RAC rating 53.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Cadillac De Ville Sedan added 2009-09-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.