Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado, 1979 MY

Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the front wheels. Its 5.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that has an output of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) of power at 4200 rpm, and maximum torque of 365 N·m (269 lb·ft/37.2 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The stated weight at the kerb is 1720 kg. Maximum claimed speed is 185 km/h (115 mph).

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Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5182 mm
How heavy?
1720 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
365 Nm / 269 ft.lb / 37.2 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph

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sedan/​saloon FF 4A 4467 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1640 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 5733 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1812 kg

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1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2893 mm 113.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1537 mm 60.5 inches
Length 5182 mm 204 inches
Width 1814 mm 71.4 inches
Height 1377 mm 54.2 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1720 kg 3792 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 74 litres 16.3 UK Gal 19.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
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)
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
29.7 bhp/litre
0.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
365 Nm (269 ft·lb) (37.2 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
63.67 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 800.1 kPa (116 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 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 185 km/h (115 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 100.21 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
73.7 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
98.84 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.57 kg/kW
22.66 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 front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 2.900
Turning circle 12.80 m
Front suspension I.W.TB.ARB.
Rear suspension I.SwLongTA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2554 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.19
general
Carfolio.com ID84392
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.