Cadillac Deville History 1992

Cadillac Deville Models & History 1992

Sedan DeVille 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 transmission 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 automatic day/night inside rearview mirror, six-way power adjuster for the front passenger seat, and front and rear carpeted floor mats.
  • New options included brake-only traction 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 featured 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 featured 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, including 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 sedan production)
CT5 T69 4-dr. Tour sed. $35190 3627 lb


Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block 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
Valve lifters Roller hydraulic
Fuel supply 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 Ornamentation 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

1992 stretch Deville limo–owner: John Burnside


  • 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.