Cadillac Seville STS, 1997 MY

The Cadillac Seville STS is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies its power through the front wheels. Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 4.6 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 300 bhp (304 PS/224 kW) at 6000 rpm and 400 N·m (295 lb·ft/40.8 kgm) at 4400 rpm respectively. A 4 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the driven wheels. Stated weight at the kerb is 1785 kg.

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Cadillac Seville STS, 1997 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5182 mm
How heavy?
1785 kg
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4565 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
304 PS / 300 bhp / 224 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
400 Nm / 295 ft.lb / 40.8 kgm @ 4400 rpm

Cadillac Seville models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 4565 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1770 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 4565 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1765 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 4565 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1764 kg
sedan/​saloon FF 4A 4893 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1656 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 4565 cm3 299 PS 295 bhp 220 kW
Cadillac Seville -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4894 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1687 kg

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1997 Cadillac Seville STS data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2819 mm 111 inches
Track/tread (front) 1547 mm 60.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1547 mm 60.9 inches
Length 5182 mm 204 inches
Width 1885 mm 74.2 inches
Height 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.84
Kerb weight 1785 kg 3935 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 76 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code L37
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.6 litre
4565 cc
(278.573 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93 × 84 mm
3.66 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
65.7 bhp/litre
1.08 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
87.62 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system Rochester fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1101.1 kPa (159.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 570.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
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
Power-to-weight ratio 170.4 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
125.33 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
168.07 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.98 kg/kW
13.33 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7 x 16
Wheel size rear 7 x 16
Tyres front Goodyear Eagle P225/60 R 16
Tyres rear Goodyear Eagle P225/60 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.68
Final drive ratio 3.71
general
Carfolio.com ID518848
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 42.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Cadillac Seville STS added 2017-06-11.
Last modified 2017-06-11.