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1959 Cadillac 62 vs. 2009 Cadillac BLS

To start off, 2009 Cadillac BLS is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Cadillac 62. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Cadillac 62 would be higher. At 6,382 cc (8 cylinders), 1959 Cadillac 62 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1959 Cadillac 62 (197 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 2009 Cadillac BLS. (179 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1959 Cadillac 62 should accelerate faster than 2009 Cadillac BLS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1959 Cadillac 62 weights approximately 525 kg more than 2009 Cadillac BLS. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

1959 Cadillac 62 has automatic transmission and 2009 Cadillac BLS has manual transmission. 2009 Cadillac BLS will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1959 Cadillac 62 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Cadillac 62 2009 Cadillac BLS
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Model 62 BLS
Year Released 1959 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6382 cc 1910 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 179 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2125 kg 1600 kg
Vehicle Length 5730 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 2040 mm 1760 mm
Wheelbase Size 3310 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 79 L 58 L


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