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2009 Cadillac BLS vs. 1957 Cadillac 62

To start off, 2009 Cadillac BLS is newer by 52 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Cadillac 62. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Cadillac 62 would be higher. At 5,424 cc (8 cylinders), 1957 Cadillac 62 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1957 Cadillac 62 (267 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2009 Cadillac BLS. (252 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1957 Cadillac 62 should accelerate faster than 2009 Cadillac BLS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1957 Cadillac 62 weights approximately 369 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.

Because 1957 Cadillac 62 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1957 Cadillac 62. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac BLS, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. 1957 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. 1957 Cadillac 62 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac BLS 1957 Cadillac 62
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Model BLS 62
Year Released 2009 1957
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2792 cc 5424 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 252 HP 267 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 2004 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 5510 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 2050 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1590 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 3290 mm


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