: Why are 93-96 FWB's so heavy?



SDCaddyLacky
05-24-10, 02:49 PM
Does anyone know why these particular years weigh a good 200-300lbs more than the previous gen Broughams? The increase in weight doesn't sound like much, but that is a hefty amount of added mass to a car that was only 4 inches longer than the 92's and down. 4500lbs for a Cadillac in the 90's was very unusual. That's more 60's sorta 70 ish weight.

90's Town Cars only weighed 4,000lbs, which was more like 3900lbs if your gas tank was half full, but these Cad's are much heavier than Town Cars, and you can definitely feel the difference between the 2.

outsider
05-24-10, 03:02 PM
I dunno what causes the extra weight but it could be the size of the engine (350 vs 307) as well as the couple extra inches of length.

abdullahone
05-24-10, 06:29 PM
Its burden of awesome-ness that they need to carry around ;)

Being last of the big body rear wheel drive cars ain't easy...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-24-10, 07:03 PM
Perhaps it's something to do with the added traction control, two airbags, heated seats, power lumbar, rear vanity mirrors and various other things.

Stingroo
05-24-10, 07:09 PM
Its burden of awesome-ness that they need to carry around ;)

Being last of the big body rear wheel drive cars ain't easy...

What he said. :thumbsup:

Aron9000
05-25-10, 01:58 AM
They are a good bit taller and wider as well as longer than the 80-92 cars. They also have more sound insulation I've noticed. Stuff like cast iron motors, level ride systems, 14 way adjustable lumbar seats, chrome rocker panels, chrome bumpers, fender skirts, thicker glass, it all adds up.

Cadillacboy
05-25-10, 04:08 AM
May be sheet metal weights that much . An equivalent Rolls Royce Silver Spur weights more than 2,2 tons and it's smaller ( I mean smaller lol ), narrower too .

codewize
05-25-10, 08:19 AM
Because they're a full chassis car that's 20" long with a cast iron engine. The spare tire alone is probably 50#

outsider
05-25-10, 08:45 AM
Because they're a full chassis car that's 20" long with a cast iron engine. The spare tire alone is probably 50#

I'm sure you meant 20 feet, not inches ;)

codewize
05-25-10, 06:07 PM
DOH! I think that was before my first cup of coffee. Yes, obviously 20'

Thanks :)

I'm sure you meant 20 feet, not inches ;)