Cadillac Brougham History 1992

Cadillac Brougham Models & History 1992

For 1992, the Brougham sedan retained its distinction as America’s longest production vehicle, but was not subject to “gas guzzler” taxes in 1992.

  • Cadillac’s only rear-wheel drive sedan — again also available in d’Elegance trim (option code V4S)– was basically a carry-over from the previous year, except that Brougham’s appearance was improved by a new, more durable base coat/clear coat paint process.
  • The 5.0-liter V-8 coupled to the Hydra-matic 4L60 four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive remained as the standard powertrain.
  • The 5.7-liter V-8 was again optional equipment, but required when the trailer-towing, Coachbuilder, or Armoring options were ordered.
  • The Brougham again also was available with the Funeral Coach Package (option code B9Q) for aftermarket conversion to funeral service.
  • In this configuration, only the 5.0-liter V-8 was offered.


The 1992 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The digits of the code were as follows:
First digit = “1” = manufacturing country (United States)
Second = “G” = General Motors
Third = “6” = Cadillac
Fourth & fifth = car line/series — D/W=Brougham
Sixth = the body style: 5 = four-door sedan
Seventh = restraint code

  • 1-active (manual) belts
  • 2-active (manual) belts w/dual airbags
  • 3-active (manual) belts w/driver’s side airbag
  • 4-passive (automatic) belts
  • 5-passive (automatic) belts w/driver’s side airbag
Eighth = the engine:

  • “E”-L03 5.0L V-8
  • “7”-L05 5.7L V-8
Ninth = check digit
10th = model year, “N” for 1992
11th = the assembly plant
The remaining six digits identify the production sequence number


Series Body/Style Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Prod. Total
DW5 W69 4-dr. Sedan $31740 4276 lb 13,761 Includes Broughams equipped with d’Elegance option.


Feature Standard Engine Optional
(standard on coachbuilders edition
or Brougham w/towing package)
Type 90 degree overhead valve V-8 90 degree, overhead valve V-8
Block Cast iron block and cylinder heads Cast iron block and cylinder heads
Displacement 305 cu . in. (5.0 liters) 350 cu . in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.74 x 3.48 in. 4.00 x 3.48 in.
Compression ratio 9.3:1 9.8:1
Brake horsepower 170 @ 4200 rpm. 185 @ 3800 rpm
Torque 255 lb.-ft.@2400 rpm. 300 lb.-ft. @ 2400 rpm
Lifters Roller hydraulic valve lifters Roller hydraulic valve lifters
Injection Throttle body fuel injection Throttle body fuel injection


Wheelbase 121.5 in.
Overall Length 221.0 in.
Height 57.4 in.
Width 76.5 in.
Front Tread 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 60.7 in.
Standard Tires Uniroyal P225/75R15.


Transmission THM 4L60 four-speed automatic with overdrive (includes torque converter clutch)
Steering Power-assisted recirculating ball
Front suspension Independent with short/long arms, coil springs, direct acting shock absorbers and link-type stabilizer bar.
Rear Suspension Four link, coil springs w/automatic level control and direct acting shock absorbers and stabilizer bar.
Brakes Power assisted front disc/rear drum w/Teves anti-lock braking system — Bosch II ABS
Body Construction Separate body on frame,
Fuel Tank 25.0 gals.


5.7-liter V-8 $250.
V4P Trailer Towing pkg $550.
Opt. Pkg. B $325
Opt. Pkg. C $685
Opt. Pkg. C (d’Elegance) $360
Astroroof $1,550
Coachbuilder Pkg. $295
Funeral Coach Pkg. ($1,680 credit)
d’Elegance Cloth int. $1,875
d’Elegance Leather int. $2,445
Gold Ornamentation Pkg. $395
Leather Seating (d’Elegance) $570
Auto Day/Night Mirror $110
Firemist Paint $240
Radio w/CD & Cassette $396
Full Vinyl Roof $925
Locking Wire Wheel Discs $445
Wire Wheels $1,000


  • Cadillac’s model year production totaled 233,027 compared with 220,284 the year previous.
  • Based on sales of 214,176 automobiles in 1992 (vs. 213,288 the year before), Cadillac’s share of the U.S. market remained at 2.61 percent.
  • A 1993 Allante convertible was selected as the pace car tor the 1992 Indianapolis 500.