Cimarron entered a new year sporting new wraparound taillamps at the restyled rear end, carrying a price tag that began above $13,000. Inside was new leather trim on the shift boot and knob (manual shift), at a redesigned console. A premium Delco-Bose sound system was now optional, and suspension components were revised.
Cadillac's smallest had been extensively reworked as a mid-year 1985 entry with new front-end styling (more evidently Cadillac) and new optional electronic instrument cluster. Most important, though, was the V-6 option, giving the car a much-needed performance boost. That "second generation" 2.8 liter V-6 with multi-port fuel injection came from Chevrolet. Standard engine continued to be the 2.0 liter four with five-speed (Getrag-designed) manual gearbox. The 2.8 could have four-speed manual or three-speed automatic. Even with the V-6 available, Cimarron still wasn't selling strongly, enjoying only a modest increase for 1985.
To improve handling there was an optional Delco/Bilstein suspension with gas-charged front struts and rear shocks, plus stiffer front spring rates and thicker front stabilizer bar. That suspension was required with the V-6 engine.
An impressive standard equipment list included
The standard seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio included a power antenna. Cimarron used a fine-patterned crosshatch grille with "Cadillac" script at the driver's side, plus recessed quad rectangular headlamps. Wide parking/signal lamps were inset below the bumper rub strips; foglamps below them, flanking the air dam. "Cimarron" script appeared on front doors. Yellow beige "chamois" was a new Cimarron color. Twenty dual-color accent stripes were available.
Also revised this year was the D'Oro version, whose distinctive front end featured aero composite halogen headlamps and wraparound side marker lights. Offered with a white or red body, the package included:
P205/60R14 low-profile performance steel-belted radial tires rode on gold-accented 14 in. aluminum alloy wheels. D'Oro also had grooved, body-colored lower body accent moldings.
|Model||Series Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type||Seating||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Production Total|
|Cimarron (Four/V-6)||6J||G69||4-door Sedan||5||$13,128 (4 cyl) / 13838 (6-cyl)||2514 / 2601 lb||24,534|
|Feature||Basic Four||Optional V-6|
|Type||Inline. OHV. Four-cylinder. Cast iron block and head||60-degree, overhead-valve V-6. Cast iron block and head|
|Displacement||121 cu. in. (2.0 liters)||173 cu. in. (2.8 liters)|
|Bore & stroke||3.50 x 3.15 in.||3.50 x 2.99 in.|
|Brake horsepower||88 at 4800 R.P.M.||125 at 4800 R.P.M.|
|Torque||110 lbs.-ft. at 2400 R.P.M.||155 lbs.-ft. at 3600 R.P.M.|
|Overall length||177.9 in.|
|Front Tread||55.4 in.|
|Rear Tread||55.2 in.|
|Transmission||Five-speed, floor shift manual transmission standard on four cylinder; four-speed manual on V-6. Optional three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic (THM125C|
|Gear ratios||(1st) 2,84:1; (2nd) 1.60:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.07:1|
|Standard final drive ratio||N/A|
|Steering||power rack-and-pinion, 14:1|
|Front suspension||Touring, with MacPherson struts|
|Rear suspension||semi-independent, trailing arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar|
|Front Brakes||disc, 9.724" x 0.866" (247 x 22 mm|
|Rear Brakes||drum, 7.874" x 1.771" (200 x 45 mm|
|Fuel tank||13.6 US gal (11.3 Imp gal) (51.5 liters)|