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

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.

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

What body style?
4 door 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?
Unknown

Cadillac 452-B models

4 door tourer FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 7413 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW

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1932 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Sedan data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFleetwood
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3785 mm 149 inches
Track/tread (front) 1521 mm 59.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1549 mm 61 inches
Length 5642 mm 222.1 inches
Width 1937 mm 76.3 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.49
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 113.7 litres 25 UK Gal 30 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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
Valve gear 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
sump
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
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 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
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.31
general
Carfolio.com 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.