Cadillac Imperial Convertible Sedan, 1937 MY 37-90 5880

The Cadillac Imperial Convertible Sedan is a 4 door convertible/cabriolet-bodied car designed by Fleetwood with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. It is part of Cadillac's 37-90 series of cars. The Cadillac Imperial Convertible Sedan's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 7.4 litre, overhead valve 45 degree V 16 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 185 bhp (188 PS/138 kW) of power at 3800 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels through a 3 speed manual transmission.

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Cadillac Imperial Convertible Sedan, 1937 MY 37-90 5880 information summary

What body style?
4 door convertible/cabriolet with 6/7 seats
How long?
6096 mm
What size engine?
7.4 litre, 7413 cm3
How many cylinders?
16, V
How much power?
188 PS / 185 bhp / 138 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

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1937 Cadillac Imperial Convertible Sedan data
bodywork
Body type6/7 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors4
DesignerFleetwood
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3912 mm 154 inches
Track/tread (front) 1508 mm 59.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 6096 mm 240 inches
Width 1975 mm 77.8 inches
Height 1708 mm 67.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.56
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
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 188 PS (185 bhp) (138 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 25 bhp/litre
0.41 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6:1
Fuel system 1 Detroit Lubricator 51 carburettor
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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 4.19 x 17
Wheel size rear 4.19 x 17
Tyres front 7.50 x 17
Tyres rear 7.50 x 17
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.64
general
Carfolio.com ID400268
Production total
Model code 5880
Model family 37-90
RAC rating 57.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Cadillac Imperial Convertible Sedan added 2015-02-05.
Last modified 2016-03-27.