Cadillac Deville History 2000

Cadillac Deville Models & History 2000

In 1999 Cadillac offered three models of its large sedan: DeVille, d’Elegance, and Concours; but for the new millennium, those names have changed to DeVille, DHS, and DTS. On the cutting edge of headlight technology, Cadillac offered its Night Vision system which detects the “heat signature” of people, animals, vehicles and other objects, and projects their images onto the inside surface of the windshield … Head-Up Display (HUD).

The Northstar V8 was stronger, smoother, and quieter in the highway cruising mode.

The Magnasteer variable-assist steering system gave handling precision that rivals the most respected imports.

The DeVille was equipped with high-tech Light Emitting Diode (LED) taillights, including an LED center high-mounted stop light. These LEDs light up much faster than conventional bulbs, giving drivers behind more than 5 meters of extra warning at 100 km/h.

Comfort? The heated front seats have 10-way adjustable controls. The leather for the seating is produced by a small, century-old tannery. The DHS and DTS models have massaging lumbar front seats. The leather-wrapped steering wheel contains switches for the car’s climate control, cruise control, and sound system. The DHS and DTS are trimmed in genuine East African Zebrano wood. The automatic climate control system allows separate temperature settings for three individual zones inside the car. The DHS features power rear window sunshade. Even the rear passengers have separate rear heater and fan controls, and a folding center armrest with a built-in storage compartment and two flip-out cupholders. Each outboard rear seat has cushion and backrest seat heaters. Individual power sockets are located in the rear armrests and map lights, coat hooks, and map pockets are located on the back of the front seats.

The StabiliTrak 2.0 includes Active Steering Effort Compensation which slightly increases effort during sudden manoeuvres to enhance driver control. For safety, the DeVille has four sonar sensors on the rear fascia (Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist system) to sense objects within 1.5 meters of the rear bumper and warns the driver.


Model Body Style Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight
KD5 D69 4-door Sedan $39,895 1808 kg
KE5 E69 4-door DHS Sedan $45,595 1841 kg
KF5 F69 4-door DTS Sedan $45,595 1840 kg


Feature DeVille & DHS DTS
Engine type 90° dual overhead cam Northstar V-8
Construction Aluminum block, cast iron cylinder liners, aluminum cylinder heads
Valves 32
Displacement 4.6 liters
Bore & stroke 93mm84mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Power 205 kW@ 5600 rpm 224 kW @ 6000 rpm
Torque 407 Nm @ 4000 rpm 400 Nm @ 4400 rpm
Valve lifters Direct acting hydraulic tappets
Fuel supply Tuned port fuel injection


  • Transmission : 4T80-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic overdrive
  • Steering : Power-assisted rack-and-pinion, Magnasteer.
  • Front Suspension (DeVille/DHS) : Independent MacPherson strut-type with coil springs and stabilizer bar
  • Front Suspension (Concours): Independent MacPherson strut-type with coil springs, stabilizer bar, and electronic continuously variable road sensing suspension
  • Rear Suspension (DeVille/DHS): Fully independent, short/long arm, rear shock w/airlift and stabilizer bar w/automatic level control
  • Rear Suspension (DTS): Fully independent, coil springs, short/long arm and stabilizer bar w/automatic level control and electronic continuously variable road sensing suspension
  • Brakes: Power assisted front and rear disc with Delco-Bosch anti-lock braking system
  • Body Construction: Integral body-frame
  • Fuel tank70 liters


Feature DeVille & D’Elegance
Wheelbase 2929mm
Overall length 5258mm
Height 1439mm
Width 1891mm
Front Tread 159mm
Rear Tread 158mm
Deville & DHS Tires Michelin P225/60SR16
DTS Tires Goodyear P235/55HR17 All-Season Performance
Curb weight 1835 kg
Trunk capacity 541 litres
Fuel consumption (City) 13.9 l/100 km
Fuel consumption (Hwy) 8.1 l/100 km


  • DeVille Price: $39,895 US ($52,770 CAN)
  • DHS Price: $45,595 US ($60,570 CAN)
  • DTS Price: $45,595 US ($60,570 CAN)


2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS

2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS

2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS

2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS

2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS