Key facts

Cadillac Series 61 Coupé, 1949 MY 49-61 6169 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5465 mm
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5781 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
423 Nm / 312 ft.lb / 43.1 kgm @ 1800 rpm

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1949 Cadillac Series 61 Coupé technical specifications

Introduction

The Series 61 Coupé is a car from Cadillac, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door coupé body style.
The Cadillac Series 61 Coupé belongs to the 49-61 range of cars from Cadillac.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.8 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 423 N·m (312 lb·ft/43.1 kgm) at 1800 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission.
1949 Cadillac Series 61 Coupé data
Cadillac Series 61 Coupé, 1949 MY 49-61 6169 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3200 126
Track/tread (front) 1500 59.1
Track/tread (rear) 1600 63
Length 5465 215.2
Width 2005 78.9
Height 1611 63.4
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight
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 5.8 litre
5781 cc
(352.778 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 100 × 92 mm
3.94 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 27.7 bhp/litre
0.45 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 423 Nm (312 ft·lb) (43.1 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque 73.17 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 Carter carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 919.5 kPa (133.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 722.63 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
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.00 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.00 x 15
Tyres front 8.20-15
Tyres rear 8.20-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID300795
Production total
Model code 6169
Model family 49-61
RAC rating 49.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1949 Cadillac Series 61 Coupé added 2012-12-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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