1956 Cadillac 6239D

The Cadillac 6239D is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the rear wheels. Its 6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that has an output of 285 bhp (289 PS/213 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 543 N·m (400 lb·ft/55.4 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The Cadillac 6239D weighs a quoted 2010 kg at the kerb.

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1956 Cadillac 6239D information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5640 mm
How heavy?
2010 kg
What size engine?
6 litre, 5972 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
289 PS / 285 bhp / 213 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
543 Nm / 400 ft.lb / 55.4 kgm @ 2800 rpm

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1956 Cadillac 6239D data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3277 mm 129 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1603 mm 63.1 inches
Length 5640 mm 222 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 2010 kg 4431 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 6 litre
5972 cc
(364.434 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 92.07 mm
4 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
289 PS (285 bhp) (213 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
47.7 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
543 Nm (400 ft·lb) (55.4 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
90.92 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.7:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1142.6 kPa (165.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 746.5 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 143.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
105.73 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
141.79 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.46 kg/kW
15.8 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
Turning circle 13.10 m
Front suspension I.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID44319
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Cadillac 6239D added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.