Cadillac V-16 Imperial, 1930 MY 452 4130

The Cadillac V-16 Imperial is a rear wheel drive road car, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon body designed by Fleetwood. The Cadillac V-16 Imperial is one of the 452 range of cars from Cadillac. Its 7.4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 16 cylinder that has an output of 161 bhp (163 PS/120 kW) of power at 3400 rpm, and maximum torque of 431 N·m (318 lb·ft/44 kgm) at 1400 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Cadillac V-16 Imperial, 1930 MY 452 4130 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5652 mm
What size engine?
7.4 litre, 7413 cm3
How many cylinders?
16, V
How much power?
163 PS / 161 bhp / 120 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
431 Nm / 318 ft.lb / 44 kgm @ 1400 rpm

Cadillac 452 models

2 door tourer FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 2812 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 9124 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
Packard Twin Six Sedan -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 9124 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 9124 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 9124 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7613 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1837 kg
1930 Cadillac V-16 Imperial data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFleetwood
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3759 mm 148 inches
Track/tread (front) 1454 mm 57.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Length 5652 mm 222.5 inches
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.5
Kerb weight
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 16 in 45° vee
Capacity 7.4 litre
7413 cc
(452.369 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76.2 × 101.6 mm
3 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.75
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 163 PS (161 bhp) (120 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output 21.7 bhp/litre
0.36 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 431 Nm (318 ft·lb) (44 kgm)
at 1400 rpm
Specific torque 58.14 Nm/litre
0.7 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 5.5:1
Fuel system 2 Cadillac carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 730.6 kPa (106 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 463.31 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/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
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 7.50-19
Tyres rear 7.50-19
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID341693
Production total
Model code 4130
Model family 452
RAC rating 57.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1930 Cadillac V-16 Imperial added 2013-06-26.
Last modified 2013-08-04.