Cadillac De Ville Coupé, 1979 MY Series 6C

This car has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. It forms part of Cadillac's Series 6C series of cars. The 7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that has an output of 195 bhp (198 PS/145 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 434 N·m (320 lb·ft/44.3 kgm) at 2400 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The stated kerb weight is 1879 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 185 km/h (115 mph).

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Key facts

Cadillac De Ville Coupé, 1979 MY Series 6C information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5618 mm
How heavy?
1879 kg
What size engine?
7 litre, 6964 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
198 PS / 195 bhp / 145 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
434 Nm / 320 ft.lb / 44.3 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph

Cadillac Series 6C models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6964 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1879 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6964 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1911 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6964 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1911 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6964 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1959 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6964 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1975 kg

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1979 Cadillac De Ville Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3086 mm 121.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1567 mm 61.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1542 mm 60.7 inches
Length 5618 mm 221.2 inches
Width 1943 mm 76.5 inches
Height 1382 mm 54.4 inches
Ground clearance 145 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1879 kg 4142 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 94.7 litres 20.8 UK Gal 25 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7 litre
6964 cc
(424.969 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 103.63 × 103.12 mm
4.08 × 4.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
198 PS (195 bhp) (145 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
28 bhp/litre
0.46 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
434 Nm (320 ft·lb) (44.3 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
62.32 Nm/litre
0.75 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 783.1 kPa (113.6 psi)
Maximum RPM 4400 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 870.5 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 185 km/h (115 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 105.22 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
77.39 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
103.78 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.92 kg/kW
21.58 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 3.200
Turning circle 13.40 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.LoTrailRA.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front GR78 x 15-B
Tyres rear GR78 x 15-B
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 298 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 3057 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.28
general
Carfolio.com ID83721
Production total
Model code
Model family Series 6C
RAC rating 53.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Cadillac De Ville Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.