Cadillac Seville Models & History 1994

Two versions of the Seville were offered: SLS (Seville Luxury Sedan) and the STS (Seville Touring Sedan). The STS has more power and better handling than the SLS. From the front, you can tell them apart quite simply: The medallion on the STS is mounted in the middle of the grille. On the SLS, the medallion is a stand-up emblem.

Gone from the lineup was the previously available Seville sedan powered by the 4.9-liter V-8 linked to the 4T60-E transmission. As one of the most respected sports sedans in the world, the Seville STS underscores the fact that Cadillac is indeed creating a higher standard. The STS is responsive beyond question with a Northstar System that includes a 295-hp V8 linked to the 4T80-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission with viscous converter clutch. Agile beyond expectation with a sophisticated real-time Road-Sensing Suspension, STS stands alone through a unique unification of high performance and uncommonly restrained elegance.

The heart of STS is the Northstar System with its 32-valve V8 with a four-speed automatic transmission, electronically synchronized with the engine. The real-time Road-Sensing Suspension is designed to continuously adjust for optimum control and handling. It also has speed sensitive steering, short/long arm rear suspenslon anti-lock brakes and Bosch ASRIIU traction control.

The rewards of driving an STS should be commensurate with those of owning one. To that end, natural leathers are used to cover the shift handle and new four-spoke steering wheel rim. Genuine Zebrano wood trim inlaid along the dash, console and doors. Master craftsmen match the trim so meticulously that all of the wood used in each car comes from the same tree. It is then finished, polished and fitted by hand. On seating areas, perofrated Nuance leather lends a richly supple yet comfortably breathable surface. Both the driver and front passenger seats feature an anatomical design, achieved with the aid of infrared imaging. This technology helped to identify and eliminate fatiguing pressure points and extend driving comfort. Front Suspension Seating provides cushioned support yet allows the individual to move with the automobile’s ride motions rather than against them. It’s like a suspension system for the seats themselves. A four-way power lumbar adjustment is also built in.

For 1994, the Seville Luxury Sedan (SLS) creates a higher standard of its own with a specially tailored Northstar System, featuring a 270-horsepower 32-valve V8. Its real-time Road-Sensing Suspension is specially tuned for precise handling and an outstanding ride.



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
    • K/S=Seville SLS
    • K/Y=Seville STS
  • 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:
    • 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

Wheelbase 2819 mm (111.0″)
Overall length 5183 mm (204.1″)
Height 1385 mm (54.5″)
Overall width 1885 mm (74.2″)
Tread 1546 mm (60.9″)
SLS Curb Weight 1738 kg (3832 lb)
STS Curb Weight 1766 kg (3893 lb)
Drag coefficient 0.33
Luggage capacity 408 liters (14.4 cu. ft.)
Fuel tank capacity 76 liters (16.7 US gal) (16.7 Imp. gal)

Series Body/Style Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Prod. Total
KS5 S69 4-dr. Sedan $40,990 3831 lb 46,713
KY5 Y69 4-dr. Sedan $44,890 3893 lb




Feature Seville Luxury Sedan Seville Touring Sedan
Type 90-degree, dual overhead cam Northstar V-8
Block Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners
Heads aluminum cylinder heads
Displacement 279 cu. in. (4.6 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.66 x 3.31 in.
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Brake horsepower 270 @ 5600 rpm 295 @ 6000 rpm
Torque 300 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm 290 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm
Lifters Direct acting hydraulic tappets
Fuel Injection Tuned port fuel injection
Recommended fuel Premium unleaded




Wheelbase (DeVille) 113.7 in.; (Seville) 111 0 in.: (Eldorado) 108.0 in.: (Fleetwood) 121,5 in.
Overall Length (DeVille) 209.7 in.: (Seville) 204.1 in.; (Eldorado) 2022 in (Fleetwood) 225,1 in.
Height (Sedan DeVille) 56.3 In (DeVille Concours) 56.0 in.; (Seville) 54.5 in.; (Eldorado) 539 In (Fleetwood) 57.1 in.
Width (DeVille) 75.5 in.: (Seville) 742 In (Eldorado) 75.5 in.: (Fleetwood) 78.0 in.
Front Tread (DeVille) 60.9 in.: (Seville, Eldorado) 60.9 in.; (Fleetwood) 61 7 in
Rear Tread (DeVille) 60.9 in.: (Seville, Eldorado) 60.9 In. (Fleetwood) 60.7 in.
Standard Tires (Sedan DeVille) Michelin P215/70R15; (DeVille Concours) Goodyear Eagle CA P225/60HR1 6; (Seville, Eldorado) Michelin P225160916; CrourFng) Coodyear Eagle GA P225/60ZR16: (Fleetwood) Michelin P235/70915



Feature SLS STS
Type 4T80-E four-speed automatic with electronic shift control, overdrive
Clutch Cadillac exclusive viscous converter clutch Pulse-width-modulated torque converter clutch
Final drive ratio 3.11 : 1 3.71 : 1


Feature SLS STS
Suspension Real-time Road-Sensing; electronically adapts to road surfaces. Fully independent with coil springs; Short/Long Arm rear, rear electronic level control
Distinction Similar to SLS, but tuned for STS characteristics
Steering Electronically controlled Speed-sensitive, power assisted rack-and-pinion; 15.6:1 ratio
Brakes Bosch ABSIIU four-channel anti-lock; power four-wheel disc
Traction control ASRIIU full-range engine power management
Wheels Specific 16″ x 7″ cast aluminum
Tires Michelin XW4 P225/60R16 all-season M+S blackwall radials Goodyear Eagle GA P225/60ZR16 all-season M+S blackwall radials


Feature Seville Touring
Transmission 4T80-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic (includes viscous converter clutch)
Steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion. speed sensitive
Front Suspension independent Macpherson strut with coil springs. strut-type shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Fully independent coil springs, short/long arm w/automatic level control and electronic variable dampers w/road sensing suspension
Brakes Power assisted front and rear disc w/Bosch II anti-lock braking system.
Body Construction integral body frame
Fuel Tank 20.0 gals. 20.0 gals.


  • UY9 Sport Int. Pkg. $146
  • Alarm Syst. (std. STS) $295
  • Bodyside Striping (SLS) $75
  • Heated Front Seats $120
  • Heated Windshield $309
  • Astroroof $1,550
  • Leather Seating (std STS) $650
  • Pwr Lumbar Support (std STS) $292
  • Auto Day/Night Mirror (std STS) $87
  • White Diamond Paint $500
  • Delco-Bose Sound Syst. w/OD & Cassette $972
  • Chrome wheels $1,195.


  • Cadillac’s model year production totaled 219,485 compared with 225,830 the year previous
  • Based on sales of 210,686 automobiles in 1994 (vs. 204,159 the year before), Cadillac’s share of the U.S., market was 2.3 percent compared with 2.4 the year previous.
  • The Cadillac LSE (Luxury Sedan Euro-Style) show car was exhibited at the major 1994 auto shows.
  • The LSE, a five-passenger sedan finished in Ruby Red was, according to Cadillac, the vision for an entry-level luxury sedan for the mid-1990s.
  • It was powered by a 3.0-liter dual overhead cam V-6 rated at 200 horsepower, and its wheelbase measured 107.5 inches.
  • The aim of the LSE was to broaden Cadillac’s appeal to young, affluent buyers.