Cadillac Series 62, 1955 MY

Cadillac Series 62 is a car that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.4 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) at 4400 rpm and 448 Nm (330 lbft/45.7 kgm) at 2700 rpm respectively. A 4 speed automatic 'box supplies the power to the driven wheels. Its stated kerb weight is 2034 kg.

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Cadillac Series 62, 1955 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5499 mm
How heavy?
2034 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5420 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
448 Nm / 330 ft.lb / 45.7 kgm @ 2700 rpm

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1955 Cadillac Series 62 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3277 mm 129 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5499 mm 216.5 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height 1575 mm 62 inches
Ground clearance 191 mm 7.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 2034 kg 4484 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 81.8 litres 18 UK Gal 21.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.4 litre
5420 cc
(330.749 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.8 × 92.1 mm
3.81 × 3.63 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.05
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 42.4 bhp/litre
0.7 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 448 Nm (330 ft·lb) (45.7 kgm)
at 2700 rpm
Specific torque 82.66 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.1:1
Fuel system 2 Ca carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1038.7 kPa (150.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 677.5 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 114.65 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
84.32 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
113.08 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.86 kg/kW
19.81 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 13.20 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1542 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID44979
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Cadillac Series 62 added 1996-11-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.