Cadillac Cimarron Moels & History 1988

The Cimarron was refined for 1988 by the addition of a speed-density fuel control system, cross-groove drive axles with the standard five-speed transmission, and larger standard all-season and optional high-performance tires. Additional changes for 1988 included

  • a new variable-displacement air conditioning compressor
  • new standard body-color lower grooved molding
  • improved corrosion protection
  • three new exterior and interior colors.

Another 1987 option made standard for 1988 in addition to the 14 in. alloy wheels and lower body side molding was a heavy-duty battery. Use of the 14 in. alloy wheels in place of the 13 in. wheels of 1987 also resulted in a retuning of the rear shock absorber valving.

For 1988 the Cimarron’s MFI V-6 was equipped with a speed-density fuel control system. A new V-5 variable displacement air conditioning compressor was also adopted. The use of double-side galvanized steel was expanded to include the doors in 1988.



  • Overhead valve V-6, cast iron block
  • Displacement: 173 cu. in. (2.8 liters)
  • Bore & stroke: 3.50 in. x 2.99 in.
  • Compression ratio: 8.9:1
  • Brake horsepower: 125 @ 4500 rpm
  • Torque: 160 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm
  • Hydraulic valve lifters, pushrods
  • Multi-port fuel injection


  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
  • Overall length: 177.8 in.
  • Height: 52.1 in.
  • Width: 65.0 in.
  • Front Tread: 55.4 in.
  • Rear Tread: 5.2 in.
  • Standard Tires: P195/70R14


  • Transmission: Muncie-Getrag five-speed manual
  • Steering: power-assisted rack and pinion
  • Front Suspension: Independent MacPherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
  • Rear Suspension: Fully independent with coil springs, automatic level control
  • Brakes: Power front disc and rear drum with Taves anti-lock system
  • Body Construction: Integral body-frame.
  • Fuel Tank: 13.6 gal.


  • Engine block heater


  • Garage door opener
  • Vista Vent sunroof
  • leather and cashmere cloth seating area
  • six-way power seat
  • visor vanity mirrors
  • Delco-GM Bose symphony sound system
  • Delco AM stereo/FM stereo electronically tuned receiver with cassette player
  • electronic instrument cluster
  • aluminum alloy wheels
  • door edge guards
  • floor mats
  • deck lid luggage rack
  • heavy-duty battery
  • 13 in. narrow stripe whitewalls