Cadillac Deville Models & History 1993

  • The DeVille series lineup returned intact from the year previous, but �America’s best-selling luxury car� received several upgrades, including speed sensitive steering and speed sensitive suspension as standard equipment
  • Speed sensitive steering varied the amount of steering effort required of the driver in proportion to the vehicle’s speed.
  • The deVille’s power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering’s ratio was 17.6:1 with 2.97 turns required lock-to-lock. Speed sensitive suspension automatically selected from three settings � comfort, normal, and firm � to provide optimal ride and handling characteristics at all operating speeds.
  • The 4.9-liter V-8 and 4T60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive again was the deVille�s power source.
  • A new feature for 1993 was the Generation II CS144 alternator that delivered 140 amps of power. The CS144 incorporated a self-cooling design for optimal reliability.
  • Final drive ratio for the Coupe DeVille and Sedan DeVille was 2.73:1.
  • Exterior improvements included a revised grille for a �bolder� appearance, new blacked-out quarter window molding on the Sedan deVille/Touring Sedan, and formal cabriolet roof on the Coupe deVille.
  • Two new exterior colors were offered, Dark Cherry and Bronze, upping the total numbers of clearcoat paint colors available to 14.
  • Two new interior options were available in 1993, Beechwood leather seat color choice and a trunk convenience net.
  • The deVille continued to offer a driver’s side airbag, solar control glass all-around, Pass-Key II anti-theft system and Twilight Sentinel headlamp system as standard fare.
  • Remote keyless entry, traction control, and Astroroof remained on the optional equipment list.
  • The Touring Sedan (deVille) featured the aforementioned speed sensitive steering and suspension systems as well as traction control as standard items.
  • Outside, the Touring Sedan was distinguished by a grille-mounted wreath-and-crest emblem, front and rear body-color fascia. body-color door handles and chrome-plated bodyside door moldings with �Touring Sedan” identification. Inside, Beechwood color leather was used, and the leather-trimmed steering wheel included a tilt feature and driver’s side airbag.
  • The instrument panel and doors were trimmed with American Walnut wood inserts.


The 1993 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: 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, “P” for 1993
  • 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 $33915 3519 lb 4,711
CD5 D69 4-dr. Sedan $32990 3605 lb 125,963 (This total includes both the deVille and Sixty Special sedans)
CT5 T69 4-dr. Touring Sedan $36310 3651 lb


Feature deVille
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners
Heads 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
Lifters Roller hydraulic valve lifters
Fuel Injection Sequential port fuel injection

Feature Coupe Sedan Touring sedan
Wheelbase 110.8 in. 113.7 in. 113.7 in.
Overall Length 203.3 in. 206.3 in. 206.3 in.
Height 54.8 in. 55.1 in. 55.1 in.
Width 73.4 in. 73.4 in. 73.4 in.
Front Tread 60.1 in. 60.1 in. 60.1 in.
Rear Tread 60.1 in. 60.0 in. 60.0 in.
Standard Tires Michelin P205/70R15 P205/70R15 Goodyear Eagle P215/60R16


Transmission AT60E electronically controlled four-speed automatic with overdrive (includes viscous converter clutch)
Steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion. speed sensitive
Front Suspension independent MacPherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers
Rear Suspension Fully independent with coil springs, automatic level control and speed sensitive suspension
BrakesPower 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
  • Opt. Pkg. B: deV $356; Tour Sed $266
  • Opt. Pkg. C: dev $833: Tour sed $406
  • Security Pkg. $295
  • Cold Weather Pkg. $369
  • Digital instrument Cluster $495
  • Astroroof $1,550
  • Coachbuilders Pkg. (Sedan deV) $1,000
  • Gold Ornamentation Pkq. $395
  • H.D. Livery Pkq. (Sedan deV) $1,000
  • Leather Seating $570
  • Firemist Paint $190
  • Delco-Bose Sound Syst. $575
  • Delco-Bose Sound Syst. w/CD $872
  • Full Vinyl Roof (Sedan deV) $925
  • Full Cabriolet Root (Coupe deV) $170
  • Phaeton Roof (Sedan deV) $1,095
  • Locking Wire wheel Discs $235
  • Lace Cast Alum wheels $235
  • Chrome wheels $1,195


  • Cadillac’s model year production totaled 225,830 compared with 233,027 the year previous.
  • Based on sales of 204,159 automobiles in 1993 (vs. 214,176 the year before), Cadillac�s share of the U.S. market was 2.40 percent compared with 2.61 the year previous.