Key facts

Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan Automatic, 1949 MY 49-60S 6069 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5764 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 / 43.1 kgm @ 1800 rpm


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1949 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan Automatic technical specifications


The Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with the engine located in the front, and a 4 door sedan/saloon bodyshell.
The Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan is one of the 49-60S range of cars from Cadillac.
The 5.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that 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 drives the wheels via a 4 speed automatic transmission.
1949 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan Automatic data
Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan Automatic, 1949 MY 49-60S 6069 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3378 133
Track/tread (front) 1500 59.1
Track/tread (rear) 1600 63
Length 5764 226.9
Width 1986 78.2
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
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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
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
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
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock 3.940
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 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.36
general ID300828
Production total
Model code 6069
Model family 49-60S
RAC rating 49.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1949 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan Automatic added 2012-12-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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