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

The Series 60 Special Sedan is a rear wheel drive saloon road car with a front located engine, from Cadillac. It forms part of Cadillac's 49-60S series of cars. It is powered by 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. A 3 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. The Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan weighs a stated 1942 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

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

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5764 mm
How heavy?
1942 kg
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

Cadillac Series models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5420 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 2100 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5781 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW

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1949 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3378 mm 133 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1600 mm 63 inches
Length 5764 mm 226.9 inches
Width 1986 mm 78.2 inches
Height 1611 mm 63.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1942 kg 4281 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 5.8 litre
5781 cc
(352.778 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 100 × 92 mm
3.94 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
Valve gear 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 83.53 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
61.44 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
82.39 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.28 kg/kW
27.19 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 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
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID300872
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 added 2012-12-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.