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2009 Cadillac BLS vs. 1961 Cadillac 62

To start off, 2009 Cadillac BLS is newer by 48 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Cadillac 62. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Cadillac 62 would be higher. At 6,388 cc (8 cylinders), 1961 Cadillac 62 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Cadillac BLS (252 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 1961 Cadillac 62. (197 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac BLS should accelerate faster than 1961 Cadillac 62. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1961 Cadillac 62 weights approximately 480 kg more than 2009 Cadillac BLS.

Because 1961 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 1961 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. Let's talk about torque, 1961 Cadillac 62 (582 Nm) has 217 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Cadillac BLS. (365 Nm). This means 1961 Cadillac 62 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Cadillac BLS.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac BLS 1961 Cadillac 62
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Model BLS 62
Year Released 2009 1961
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2792 cc 6388 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 252 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 365 Nm 582 Nm
Engine Bore Size 89.1 mm 101.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 74.8 mm 98.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 2115 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 5650 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 3300 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 79 L


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