Cimarron Cadillac Models & History 1988

The Cimarron was refined for 1988 by the addition of a speed-density fuel control system, cross-groove drive axles with the standard five-speed transmission, and larger standard all-season and optional high-performance tires. Additional changes for 1988 included

  • a new variable-displacement air conditioning compressor
  • new standard body-color lower grooved molding
  • improved corrosion protection
  • three new exterior and interior colors.

Another 1987 option made standard for 1988 in addition to the 14 in. alloy wheels and lower body side molding was a heavy-duty battery. Use of the 14 in. alloy wheels in place of the 13 in. wheels of 1987 also resulted in a retuning of the rear shock absorber valving.

For 1988 the Cimarron’s MFI V-6 was equipped with a speed-density fuel control system. A new V-5 variable displacement air conditioning compressor was also adopted. The use of double-side galvanized steel was expanded to include the doors in 1988.


Make Model Number Style Number Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Cimarron 6J G69 4-door Sedan $16071 2756 lb 6454


Type Overhead valve V-6, cast iron block
Displacement 173 cu. in. (2.8 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.50 in. x 2.99 in.
Compression ratio 8.9:1
Brake horsepower 125 @ 4500 rpm
Torque 160 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters, pushrods
Fuel Delivery Multi-port fuel injection


Wheelbase 101.2 in.
Overall length 177.8 in.
Height 52.1 in.
Width 65.0 in.
Front Tread 55.4 in.
Rear Tread 5.2 in.
Standard Tires P195/70R14


Transmission Muncie-Getrag five-speed manual
Steering power-assisted rack and pinion
Front Suspension Independent MacPherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Fully independent with coil springs, automatic level control
Brakes Power front disc and rear drum with Taves anti-lock system
Body Construction Integral body-frame.
Fuel Tank 13.6 gal.


Engine block heater


Garage door opener
Vista Vent sunroof
leather and cashmere cloth seating area
six-way power seat
visor vanity mirrors
Delco-GM Bose symphony sound system
Delco AM stereo/FM stereo electronically tuned receiver with cassette player
electronic instrument cluster
aluminum alloy wheels
door edge guards
floor mats
deck lid luggage rack
heavy-duty battery
13 in. narrow stripe whitewalls