Cadillac Seville Moels & History 1982

“With styling imitated but never equalled, Seville is an American standard for the world.” So claimed Cadillac in its full-line catalog for 1982. Little change was evident this year, but there was a new standard powerplant under the hood: the lightweight HT-4100 aluminum-block V-8. The idea of a standard diesel engine hadn’t lasted long.

Seville’s chassis carried new shock absorbers and rear springs, along with the familiar four-wheel independent suspension and electronic level control. Optional wire wheel covers had a locking device; aluminum alloy wheels were available at no extra cost.

Standard interiors used Heather cloth in a choice of five colors, or leather in stitched seating areas (eight colors). A full cabriolet roof became available in black, white or dark blue diamond-grain vinyl. That option gave Seville the look of a convertible sedan — at least from a distance. The available Touring suspension included P225/7ORl5 steel-belted radial tires, large-diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, altered power steering that gave more feedback, stiffer front torsion bar and rear spring rates, and increased shock absorber valving.

Limited-edition Elegantes, with a package price of $3095, used a sweeping two-tone French curve to accent the burnished and bright full-length bodyside moldings. Sail panels carried the “Elegante” script nameplate. Elegante also had accent striping and a stand-up wreath/crest hood ornament. It came in three two-tone color combinations, including Desert Dusk Firemist over Brownstone. Elegante interiors used tucked leather in seating areas, in three Sierra Grain colors. Steering wheels wore matching leather trim, and the console was leather-topped.

Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Seville (V-6 / V-8) 6K S69 4-dr Sedan 6 $23,269 / $23,434 3731 lb 19,998

FACTORY PRICE AND WEIGHT NOTE: Figures before the slash are for V-6 engine, which was actually a $165 credit option; after slash for standard gasoline V-8. Diesel V-8 was also available.



Feature Base Engine Optional #1 Optional #2
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8 90-degree, overhead-valve V-6 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block Aluminum block w/cast iron liners Cast iron block Cast iron block
Head cast iron head Cast iron head Cast iron head
Displacement 249 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 252 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 350 cu. in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.465 x 3.307 in. 3.9565 x 3.40 in. 4.057 x 3.345 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.0:1 21.6:1.
Brake horsepower 125 at 4200 R.P.M. 125 at 4000 R.P.M. 105 at 3200 R.P.M.
Torque 190 lbs.- ft. at 2000 R.P.M. 205 lbs.-ft. at 2000 R.P.M. 200 lbs.-ft. at 1600 R.P.M.
Main bearings Five Four Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply Digital fuel injection 4-bbl. Fuel Injection
Manufacturer Cadillac HT-4100 Buick Oldsmobile
VIN Code 8 4 N


Wheelbase 114.0 in.
Overall length 204.8 in.
Height 54.3 in.
Width 71.5 in. max.
Front Tread 59.3 in.
Rear Tread 60.0 in.
Standard Tires P205/75R15 SBR wide WSW


  • Transmission: Four-speed overdrive automatic (THM325-4L)
  • Ratios: (1st) 2.74:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.667:1; (Rev) 2.07:1.
  • Standard final drive ratio: 3.15:1 except diesel, 2.93:1
  • Steering: recirculating ball; power assist
  • Front suspension: torsion bar and link stabilizer bar
  • Rear suspension: independent trailing arm, coil springs, electronic level control
  • Brakes: four-wheel disc
  • Fuel tank: 20.3 gal. exc. 22.8 w/diesel, 21.1 w/V-6
  • 4.1 liter V-6 engine ($165 credit)
  • 5.7 liter diesel V-8 engine ($179-$351)
  • Altitude emissions pkg.: diesel or 4.1 V-8 (NC)
  • Engine block heater: ($26)
  • 100-amp alternator ($48)
  • FE2 touring suspension: ($109)


  • Seville Elegante ($3095)
  • Astroroof ($1195)
  • Electronic cruise control ($175)
  • Rear defogger w/heated outside mirrors ($150-$198)
  • Automatic door locks ($145)
  • Remote-locking fuel filler door ($56)
  • Garage door opener ($140)
  • Illuminated entry system ($76)
  • Digital instrument cluster: ($229)
  • Dual Comfort front seats w/six-way power passenger seat adjuster ($413)
  • Memory driver’s seat ($180)
  • Six-way power passenger seat: ($197)
  • Power passenger seat recliner w/six-way power seat: ($282)
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel rim ($95)
  • Tilt/telescope steering wheel ($169)
  • Theft deterrent system ($179)
  • Guidematic headlamp control ($93)
  • Electric remote-control outside mirrors ($98)
  • Twin lighted vanity mirrors ($136)
  • Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track tape player ($225)
  • Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track and CB ($515)
  • Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and symphony sound system ($290)
  • Triband antenna ($45)
  • Two-tone paint: ($590)
  • Firemist paint ($229)
  • Bodyside molding ($61)
  • Door edge guards ($18-$27)
  • License frame ($13)
  • Leather seating area ($498-$680)
  • Carpeted rubber floor mats: front ($41-$43)
  • Carpeted rubber floor mats: rear ($24)
  • Trunk mat ($20)
  • Aluminum wheels: (NC)
  • Wire wheel covers ($298-$375)
  • Puncture-sealing tires ($130-$175)