Key facts

Cadillac V-16 Imperial Sedan, 1932 MY 452-B 5129 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5642 mm
What size engine?
7.4 litre, 7413 cm3
How many cylinders?
16, V
How much power?
167 PS / 165 bhp / 123 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?


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1932 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Sedan technical specifications


The V-16 Imperial Sedan is a rear wheel drive Fleetwood designed saloon (sedan) car with a front mounted engine, manufactured by Cadillac.
It is part of Cadillac's 452-B model series.
The Cadillac V-16 Imperial Sedan's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 7.4 litre, overhead valve 45 degree V 16 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 165 bhp (167 PS/123 kW) of power at 3400 rpm.
Power is delivered to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission.
1932 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Sedan data
Cadillac V-16 Imperial Sedan, 1932 MY 452-B 5129 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3785 149
Track/tread (front) 1521 59.9
Track/tread (rear) 1549 61
Length 5642 222.1
Width 1937 76.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.49
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 113.7 litres 25 UK Gal 30 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code 452-B
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
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 167 PS (165 bhp) (123 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output 22.3 bhp/litre
0.36 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 5.35:1
Fuel system 2 Detroit Lubricator L-14 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 463.31 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 worm & sector
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 4.19 x 18
Wheel size rear 4.19 x 18
Tyres front 7.50-18
Tyres rear 7.50-18
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.31
general ID342045
Production total
Model code 5129
Model family 452-B
RAC rating 57.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1932 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Sedan added 2013-06-26.
Last modified 2013-08-04.

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