Cadillac Brougham Models & History 1990

The 1990 Brougham featured what Cadillac proclaimed as “contemporary yet classic exterior and interior restyling.” This view was justified by a major revamping of the long-lived Brougham package. Three new colors (brownstone, maple red and light antelope) were introduced. A total of 12 colors were offered. A new wide lower body-side colored accent molding was standard. The moldings were silver frost or light antelope depending on exterior paint color. Three exterior colors could be ordered with matching color accent moldings. Silver frost and light antelope were available only as monotone.


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Cadillac Brougham 1990

The Brougham’s front end appearance was revised by the use of halogen composite headlamps, new end caps, rub strip and bumper filler plus a new windshield pillar pad and drip molding. In profile a number of restyling efforts were evident. A new combination turn signal/parking/side marker lamp was used. The opera lamp was move forward and a new bright chrome center pillar was used. New front and rear body-color door edge guards were standard as were new colored wide lower accent moldings. At the rear a new deck lid molding for the license plate opening was found. A new formal padded full vinyl roof was standard.


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Cadillac Brougham 1990

Significant changes took place in the Brougham’s interior. Two new colors for the Primavera cloth upholstery, antelope and dark maple red, were introduced. A total of four colors were offered. The same colors were added to the standard Brougham’s grain-leather interior, making for a total availability of seven colors. Joining antelope and dark maple red was black for the d’Elegance Brougham’s Sierra grain leather interior, which was also available in three other colors. Revisions to the Brougham’s seating areas consisted of the replacement of Royal Prima with Primavera cloth, outboard front seat cushions contoured on the standard Brougham for increased lateral support, a new standard front seat center armrest with storage compartment, and change in the d’Elegance seat to a 55/45 configuration. Carpeted rubber-backed floor mats with retention needles were now used. New standard automatic safety belts for driver and right front passenger were installed. A black walnut burl trim was used for the instrument panel, doors and steering wheel horn pad. Both a power driver seat recliner and an electronic digital instrument panel were now standard.

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Cadillac Brougham 1990

An improved electronic climate control system with three automatic and two manual settings was adopted. The standard AM/FM radio with a preset graphic equalizer, cassette tape player and signal seeking and scanner feature with digital display was also upgraded. Both a new compact disc player and an electrochromic inside rearview mirror were optional. Items previously optional that were made standard for 1990 were as follows: side and deck lid accent striping, rear window defogger and heated outside mirrors door edge guards, carpeted floor mats, front license mounting provisions and trunk mat.


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Cadillac Brougham 1990

The powerplant and chassis of the Brougham benefitted from the use of a new standard anti-lock braking system. A 5.7-liter V-8 with throttle body fuel injection was included with the coachbuilder package (which was also revised for 1990) and trailer towing packages. The 5.7 V-8 developed 175 horsepower, 295 lb.-ft. of torque and came with an 8.5 in. ring gear and 3.08:1 final drive ratio as well as a one-time Level Gas Guzzler tax!

In addition to the previously mentioned features of the Brougham d’Elegance, the special edition model, option code V4S, had a specific interior trim design including tufted multi-button seats, three overhead assist handles, six-way power passenger seat adjuster, illuminated driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors, rear sail pane reading lights, Twilight Sentinel, power trunk lid pull-down, and exterior/interior identification.


Model Model Number Style Number Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Brougham 6D W69 4-door Sedan $27,400 4283 lb 21,529
plus 12,212 D’Elegance


Feature Brougham
Wheelbase 121.5 in.
Overall Length 221 in.
Height 56.7 in.
Width 76.5 in.
Front Tread 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 60.7 in.
Standard Tires Michelin P225/75R15


Feature Standard Optional
Available as part of coachbuilder or trailer towing package
Type 90-degree, overhead valve, V-8, cast iron block and cast iron cylinder heads 90-degree, overhead valve, V-8, cast iron block and cast iron cylinder heads
Displacement 307 cu. in – (5.0 liters) 350 cu. in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.8 in. x 3.39 in. 3.48 in. x 4.00 in.
Compression ratio 8.0: 1 9.3:1
Brake horsepower 140 @ 3200 rpm 175 @ 4200 rpm
Torque 346 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm 400 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm
Main bearings Five Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply Four-barrel carburetor Fuel injection


Transmission THM 200-4R automatic four-speed (includes overdrive and torque converter clutch)
Brougham with coachbuilder package or Trailer towing package THM-700-automatic 4R four-speed (includes overdrive and a torque converter clutch. this transmission is also fitted with a modified prop shaft and 8.5 in. rear axle.
Steering Power-assisted recirculating ball
Steering Ratio 15-13:1
Front suspension Independent with short/long arms, coil springs, direct acting shock absorbers, and link-type stabilizer bar.
Rear suspension Four link, coil springs with automatic level control and direct acting shock absorbers
Brakes Power assisted front disc and rear drum with Bosch ABS
Body construction separate body on frame
Fuel tank 25 gal.


Optional 3.23:1 rear axle ratio for Brougham with towing package.
Anti-lock braking $925
touring suspension $155
engine block heater $45
heavy-duty ride package $120
trailer towing package $549.
Brougham Option Package B, includes

  • illuminated vanity mirrors-driver and passenger
  • rear sail panel reading lamps
  • reclining power passenger seat
  • six-way power passenger seat
  • power trunk lid pull down
  • Twilight Sentinel
Brougham Option Package C, includes

  • illuminated vanity mirrors-driver and passenger
  • rear sail panel reading lamps
  • reclining power passenger seat
  • six-way power passenger seat
  • power trunk lid pull down
  • Twilight Sentinel
  • automatic door locks
  • remote release fuel filler door
  • theft-deterrent system
Brougham d’Elegance Option Package C, includes

  • automatic door locks
  • remote release fuel filler door
  • theft-deterrent system
Accent striping $75
anti-lock braking system $925
Astroroof $1355
California emissions and testing $100
coachbuilder delete package $139
rear window defogger std.
Brougham d’Elegance cloth $2171
Brougham d’Elegance leather $2731
gold ornamentation package $395
livery package $299
digital instrument cluster std.
no charge leather seating area w/o d’Elegance option $560
automatic day/night mirror $80
firemist paint $240
monotone lower accent color no charge
Delco-Bose with compact disc system $296
full padded vinyl roof $825
leather-trimmed steering wheel $115
trailer towing package $549
wire locking wheel discs $445
wire wheels $1000