Seville Cadillac Moels & History 1982

“With styling imitated but never equaled, 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.

1982 Seville

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 P225/70R15 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

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 front rubber floor mats $41-$43
Carpeted rear rubber floor mats $24
Trunk mat $20
Aluminum wheels NC
Wire wheel covers $298-$375
Puncture-sealing tires $130-$175