Missing from the Eldorado lineup was the previously offered Sport Coupe that could be ordered either with a Sport Appearance Package (SAP) or Sport Performance Package (SPP – of which the SAP was included).
The Eldo series now consisted of the “base” coupe and Eldorado Touring Coupe (ETC).
The Northstar 4.6-liter V-8 and 4T8O-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission with viscous converter clutch remained the power source for the ETC and replaced the 4.9-liter V-8 and 4T60-E transmission previously standard in the Eldo coupe.
The short/long arm rear suspension introduced the year before was upgraded with an aluminum alloy lower control arm replacing the previous cast iron unit.
This resulted in reduced unsprung mass, which enhanced ride quality.
Also new were urethane engine cradle mounts that reduced powertrain vibration.
Road sensing suspension was now standard on Eldorado as it was previously on the Touring Coupe.
Other new features included
a leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel
timer and reset buttons that allowed the driver to clock driving time using “stopwatch” functions
the DEFOG feature of the Climate Control system
trunk convenience net
the HD6 air conditioning compressor (for use of R-134a refrigerant)
New standard safety equipment included
anti-lockout automatic door locking with central door unlocking
remote keyless entry
Nuance leather seating was optional in the Eldo and four new colors were available: Dark Blue, Mocha. Dark Cherry and Beechwood.
Interior noise levels were reduced in 1994 due to the use of thicker front fender closeout panes and cotton sound-absorbing added to door panels and rear package shelf.
Windshield thickness was also increased .9mm for enhanced isolation of wind noise.
Outside a “32V Northstar” badge was located on the decklid and dual exhaust outlets were also new.
Eldos were available in 13 exterior color choices including the new Calypso Green, Mocha, and Light and Medium Montana Blue.
ETC models offered 11 exterior color choices including the new Medium Montana Blue, Mocha, Calypso Green, Platinum, and Frost Beige.
The Eldorado Touring Coupe is designed to create a higher standard of driving satisfaction through the strength and agility of its exclusive Northstar System: a union of powertrain, suspension, and safety features that allows it to function like your partner on the highway — a responsive companion to you, the driver.
The Eldorado Touring Coupe, with the Northstar System is in tune with a more international driving style because its 295-horsepower Northstar V8 gives you sustained response, even at highway speeds. The technology within is a showcase on any road, in any country.
Inside the Eldorado Touring Coupe, every detail focuses on your need for control and refinement. The aesthetics of a personal performance car are most pronounced, from the backlit analogue gauges and hand-finished Zebrano wood to the enhanced safety of dual front air bags. There’s exceptional comfort too, with patented power lumbar supports that adjust to the precise height and depth you require to provide optimum back support. Cadillac’s philosophy of promoting a union of the driver and the driving has resulted in the creation of a higher standard of motoring excellence. Easy-to-read analogue instrumentation is housed under a gently curved panel designed to orient you to the road.
Eldorado creates a higher standard of expression for the North American driver. From its 270-hp Northstar V8 to its new dual elliptical exhaust outlets, one ride lets you know: This is a luxury coupe that responds to those who demand a higher standard of performance and refined comfort.
The 1994 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” or “4” = manufacturing country (United States)
Second = “G” = General Motors
Third = “6” = Cadillac
Fourth & fifth = car line/series
E/L = Eldorado
E/T = Eldorado Touring
Sixth = the body style: 1 = two-door coupe
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:
Y = LD8 4.6L V-8
9 = L37 4.6L V-8
Ninth = check digit
10th = model year, “R” for 1994
11th = the assembly plant
The remaining six digits identify the production sequence number