Cadillac Seville Diesel, 1979 MY

The Seville Diesel is a passenger car from Cadillac, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 125 bhp (127 PS/93 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 304 N·m (224 lb·ft/31 kgm) at 1600 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 1935 kg. It is said to be able to attain a top speed of 155 km/h which is 96 mph.

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Cadillac Seville Diesel, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5180 mm
How heavy?
1935 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
127 PS / 125 bhp / 93 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
304 Nm / 224 ft.lb / 31 kgm @ 1600 rpm
How fast?
155 km/h, 96 mph

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1979 Cadillac Seville Diesel data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2900 mm 114.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1560 mm 61.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Length 5180 mm 203.9 inches
Width 1820 mm 71.7 inches
Height 1390 mm 54.7 inches
Ground clearance 137 mm 5.4 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1935 kg 4266 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 79 litres 17.4 UK Gal 20.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated diesel
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5733 cc
(349.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 103 × 86 mm
4.06 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.2
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
127 PS (125 bhp) (93 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
21.8 bhp/litre
0.36 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
304 Nm (224 ft·lb) (31 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
53.03 Nm/litre
0.64 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 22.5:1
Fuel system diesel injection pump
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 666.3 kPa (96.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 cc
Aspiration Normal D.
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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 155 km/h (96 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 65.5 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
48.17 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
64.6 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.76 kg/kW
34.68 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 3.000
Turning circle 12.90 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.SE.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 3058 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general
Carfolio.com ID44957
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Cadillac Seville Diesel added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.