Cadillac Seville History 1992

Cadillac Seville Models & History 1992

The 1992 Seville and Eldorado models were Cadillac’s first totally new offerings since the luxury automaker was reorganized in 1987 as an autonomous General Motors division.

  • While the refinements and upgrades of the all-new Seville basically mirrored those of the Eldo, the overall appearance of each was kept distinct.
  • According to Cadillac’s exterior design studio, the Seville was nicknamed the “greyhound” because of its rounded, muscular look while the Eldo was nicknamed the “needle” because of its sharp razor edge styling and angular body lines.
  • The lineup was again comprised of a Seville sedan and Seville Touring sedan (STS).
  • The all-new Seville’s overall length of 203.9 inches was 13.1 inches longer than the previous year’s measure.
  • As with the Eldo the Seville’s electronic systems were streamlined.
  • A new simplified main computer, the instrument panel cluster eliminated the Body Control Module offered previously as well as integrating the Powertrain Control Module functions.
  • These Seville’s source of power was again the 4.9-liter V-8 mated to the 4T60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
  • Appearance-wise, the Seville featured composite headlamps and wraparound parking, signal and cornering lamps.
  • A chrome-plated grille had light gray inserts.
  • In the rear, the center high-mounted stop lamp ran the entire length of the decklid.
  • Inside, interior volume was increased 6.5 cubic feet to 119.5 cubic feet.
  • The STS had a body-color grille that featured a pewter color wreath-and-crest emblem


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

  • K/S=Seville
  • K/Y=Seville Touring Sedan
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: “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
KS5 S69 4-dr. Sedan $34975 3648 lb 43,953
KY5 Y69 4-dr. Tour sed. $37975 3721 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.


Wheelbase 111.0 in.
Overall Length 203.9 in.
Height 54.0 in.
Width 74.4 in.
Front Tread 60.9 in.
Rear Tread 60.9 in.
Standard Tires P225/60R16
Touring Tires Goodyear Eagle GA P225/60HR16


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 — Computer Command Ride and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Fully independent transverse monoleaf w/automatic level control and Computer Command Ride, no rear stabilizer
Brakes Power assisted front and rear disc w/Bosch II anti-lock braking system
Body Construction Integral body-frame
Fuel Tank 18.8 gals.


Opt. Pkg. B $181
Security Pkg. $480
Seating Pkg. $340
Sport Interior $146
Accent Striping $75
Heated Front seats $120
Heated Windshield syst. $309
Astroroof $1550
Leather Seating $650
Auto Day/Night Mirror $110
Firemist Paint $240
Gold/White Diamond Paint $240
Delco-Bose Sound Syst. w/CD & Cassette $972


  • 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.