A brand new Seville rode the same new platform as Eldorado -- 17 inches shorter and 375 pounds lighter than before. Gone was the striking razor-edge styling of 1980-85, replaced by a body not much different from Eldorado's, or from other GM vehicles. Standard engine was the Cadillac 4.1 liter V-8, hooked to four-speed overdrive automatic transaxle. Seville's vertical grille had a fine-mesh crosshatch pattern. Clear rear lenses of the horizontal side marker lamps were angled to match wheel openings. Very wide, clear parking/signal lamps were inset into the bumper area.
The Clearcoat finish had a new (standard) two-tone paint treatment. New front bucket seats were upholstered with Royal Prima cloth and Sierra Grain leather seating areas. The front console included a fold-down armrest and storage compartments, while American walnut highlighted the instrument panel, console and steering wheel. Optional: a cellular phone with removable handset in locking storage compartment, and hidden mike between the sun visors. A "driver information center" in the digital instrument cluster displayed electronic readouts of outside temperature, fuel economy and engine data, including a tachometer reading. Retained Accessory Power allowed many accessories to remain operative up to 10 minutes after shutting off the ignition (or until a door was opened).
Standard equipment included
Seville's special-edition Elegante was offered again, carrying wire wheel covers and displaying a unique mid-tone paint scheme. The package included
American walnut wood plates trimmed the doors. Elegante was upholstered in Mayfair cloth with Sierra Grain leather seating areas, with a package price tag of $3595 and up.
|Model||Series Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type||Seating||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Production Total|
|Seville (V-8)||6K||S69||4-door Sedan||5||$26,756||3371 lb||19,098|
|Type||90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head.|
|Displacement||249 cu. in. (4.1 liters|
|Bore & stroke||3.47 x 3.31 in.|
|Brake horsepower||130 at 4200 R.P.M.|
|Torque||200 lbs.-ft. at 2200 R.P.M.|
|Main Bearings||Five main bearings|
|Valve Lifters||Hydraulic valve lifters|
|Overall length||188.2 in.|
|Front Tread||59.9 in.|
|Rear Tread||59.9 in.|
|Transmission||Four-speed (THM440-T4) automatic|
|Gear ratios||(1st) 2.92:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.70:1: (Rev) 2.38:1|
|Standard final drive ratio||2.97:1|
|Steering||power rack and pinion|
|Front suspension||MacPherson struts with dual path mounts, coil springs and stabilizer bar|
|Rear suspension||independent with transverse leaf spring, struts, electronic level control|
|Fuel tank||18.0 gal.|