Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Diesel, 1979 MY

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.7 litres. For this model it produces power and torque figures of 125 bhp (127 PS/93 kW) at 3600 rpm and 304 Nm (224 lbft/31 kgm) at 1600 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Diesel weighs a claimed 1812 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 155 km/h (96 mph).

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Key facts

Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Diesel, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5182 mm
How heavy?
1812 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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sedan/​saloon FF 4A 4467 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1640 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1720 kg

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1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Diesel 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 1812 kg 3995 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 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 69.94 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
51.44 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
68.98 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.44 kg/kW
32.47 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 2.56
general
Carfolio.com ID84425
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Diesel added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.