Cadillac Models & History 1992

  • The lineup again consisted of Coupe DeVille, Sedan DeVille, and Touring Sedan (deVille).
  • All were again powered by the 4.9-liter V-8 mated to the 4T60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic trans�mission with overdrive.
  • The DeVille’s V-8 received platinum tipped spark plugs with a 100,000-mile replacement interval as standard equipment.
  • Other new standard items (formerly offered as optional equipment) were an electrochromic au�tomatic day/night inside rearview mirror, six-way power ad�juster for the front passenger seat, and front and rear carpeted floor mats.
  • New options included brake-only trac�tion control (available only with Computer Command Ride), which regulated tire spin during acceleration; driver’s side electrochromic outside rearview mirror; and Delco-Bose Gold Series CD sound system.
  • New deVille features included six exterior colors: Slate Green, Light Beige (monotone only), Taupe, Autumn Brown, Academy Gray, and Dark Plum; three new lower accent molding colors: Light Beige, Academy Gray, and Dark Plum; and three new interior colors: Light Gray, Neutral, and Taupe.
  • Other changes included revised seating in the Touring Sedan consisting of new split-frame Dual Comfort front seats trimmed in Beechwood leather with six-way power adjusters and power recliners and manual headrests.
  • The rear seat was also redesigned and now fea�tured two individual headrests.
  • The deVille’s throttle position sensor and throttle body design were upgraded to provide improved throttle feel.
  • Also, DeVille’s exhaust system fea�tured new 2.5-inch diameter pipe and revised pipe routing.
  • The Touring Sedan featured wide, chrome-plated bodyside molding with “Touring Sedan” identification located on the forward edge of the front doors; body-color front and rear fascia and body-color “sport” door handles.
  • Only monotone color choices were available on the Touring Sedan, includ�ing five new colors: Slate Green, Light Beige, Royal Maroon, Academy Gray, and Dark Plum, and a vinyl top could not be ordered.
  • A quicker 17:1 steering gear was exclusive to the Touring Sedan as were specific 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a distinctive wreath-and-crest center cap, Goodyear GA P215/60R16 tires were standard equipment.



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
    • C/D=deVille
    • C/T=DeVille Touring Sedan
  • Sixth = the body style:
    • 1 = two-door coupe/sedan
    • 5 = four-door sedan
  • Seventh = the 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: �B�-L26 4.9L 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
CD1 D47 2-dr. Coupe $31740 3519 lb 8,423 (deVille & Fleetwood coupe production)
CD5 D69 4-dr. Sedan $31740 3591 lb 133,808 (deVille & Fleetwood sedand production)
CT5 T69 4-dr. Tour sed. $35190 3627 lb


  • 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
  • Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners. cast iron cylinder heads
  • Displacement: 300 cu . in. (4.9 liters)
  • Bore & Stroke: 3.62 x 3.62 in.
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Brake horsepower: 200 @ 4100 rpm.
  • Torque: 275 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm.
  • Roller hydraulic valve lifters
  • Sequential port fuel injection.


Feature Coupe Sedan
Wheelbase 110.8 in. 113.8 in.
Overall Length 205.1 in. 208.0 in.
Height 54.4 in. 55.0 in.
Width 73.4 in. 73.4 in.
Front Tread 60.2 in. 60.2 in.
Rear Tread 59.9 in. 59.9 in.
Standard Tires Michelin P205/70R15 P205/70R15


Transmission 4T60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic with overdrive (includes viscous converter clutch)
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 and strut-type superlift shock absorbers
Brakes Power assisted front disc/rear drum w/Teves anti-lock braking system
Body Construction Integral body-frame
Fuel Tank 18.0 gals.


  • NW9 Traction Control $175
  • FX3 Speed Sensitive Suspension $380.
  • Opt. Pkg. B $356
  • Opt. Pkg. C $803
  • Security Pkg. $295
  • Cold Weather Pkg. $369
  • Digital Instrument Cluster $495
  • Astroroof $1550
  • Coachbuilders Pkg. (Sedan deV) $1,000
  • Gold Ornamentaton Pkg. $395
  • H.D. Livery Pkg. (Sedan deV) $1000
  • Leather Seating $570
  • Firemist Paint $190
  • Delco-Bose Sound Syst. $575
  • Delco-Bose Sound Syst w/CD $872
  • Formal Cabriolet Roof (Coupe deV) $925
  • Full Cabriolet Roof (Coupe deV) $1,695
  • Phaeton Roof (Sedan deV) $1,095
  • Locking Wire Wheel Discs $235
  • Lace Cast Alum Wheels $235


  • Cadillac’s model year production totaled 233,027 compared with 220,284 the year previous.
  • Based on sales ot 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 for the 1992 Indianapolis 500.