Cadillac Series 61 Coupé, 1946 MY 46-61 6107

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The Cadillac Series 61 Coupé belongs to the 46-61 range of cars from Cadillac. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This powerplant features side valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 384 N·m (283 lb·ft/39.2 kgm) at 1600 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1923 kg.

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Cadillac Series 61 Coupé, 1946 MY 46-61 6107 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5439 mm
How heavy?
1923 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5676 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
384 Nm / 283 ft.lb / 39.2 kgm @ 1600 rpm

Cadillac Series models

sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5420 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 5422 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5676 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5676 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1959 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5676 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
1946 Cadillac Series 61 Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3200 mm 126 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1600 mm 63 inches
Length 5439 mm 214.1 inches
Width 2054 mm 80.9 inches
Height 1740 mm 68.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1923 kg 4239 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 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 5.7 litre
5676 cc
(346.371 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 114.3 mm
3.5 × 4.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output 26.4 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 384 Nm (283 ft·lb) (39.2 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque 67.65 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.25:1
Fuel system 1 Carter carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 850.2 kPa (123.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 709.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 79.09 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
58.17 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
78 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.19 kg/kW
28.72 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 3.940
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½ x 15
Wheel size rear 5½ x 15
Tyres front 7.00-15
Tyres rear 7.00-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID300399
Production total
Model code 6107
Model family 46-61
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1946 Cadillac Series 61 Coupé added 2012-12-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.