Cadillac Cimarron car range and history
|Vehicle technical details|
|Production:||1982 to 1988|
|Assembly plants:||United States|
|Related:|| Buick Skyhawk |
|Body and chassis|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine location:||Transverse front|
|Engine power:||65-93 kW|
|Transmission:||4-5 speed manual,3-speed automatic|
|Weights and Dimensions|
The Cadillac Cimarron was from the beginning of 1982 to summer 1988 produced vehicle of the American car manufacturer Cadillac . The Cimarron was part of General Motors J-car family front wheel drive , and was based on the Chevrolet Cavalier . With a vehicle length of 440 cm is the smallest ever built Cadillac.
In the early 1980s, Cadillac massively lost customers to brands offering smaller premium vehicles, especially BMW and Mercedes. Due to the short time to the announced market launch, only one Chevrolet Cavalier was modified, especially at the front. From the Cavalier was also the 1.8-liter with 65 kW (89 hp), which provided in conjunction with the long axle ratio (3.65: 1) for only moderate performance, especially in combination with the three-speed automatic, the request on the four-speed - Manual transmission replaced. The Cimarron was the first Cadillac with four-cylinder engine since 1914 and the first with standard manual transmission since 1953. The base price was initially at 12.181 US dollars (and thus corresponded approximately to that of a Cavalier with appropriate equipment).
To distinguish the car from the Chevrolet and Buick, standard features included air conditioning, alloy wheels with wide tires, leather seats with lumbar support, a stereo radio and other extras. The press was divided on the Cimarron. Although she praised that Cadillac leave the usual lanes, but took offense at the price and especially the weak performance.
1983: In place of the 1.8-liter and four-speed gearbox, a two-liter four-cylinder (65 kW / 89 hp) with injection system and a five-speed gearbox to improve the performance.
Special edition Cimarron d'Oro with black paint and gold accents special edition car as follows,exterior paint finish highlighted by distinctive gold—tone accents. D'ORO's basic black
exterior theme includes black—finished: . bumpers ,headlamp bezels . drip rail and window reveal moldings , wheel opening and rocker panel moldings ,door handles ,door, trunk lid and fuel filler door lock cylinders , fixed mast radio antenna
Gold-tone DORO touches include: the grille ,lay-down "Cadillac Cimarron" hood ornament ,accent stripes on the hood, body, bumper rub strips and body side molding "D'ORO" fender plaques "Cimarron" trunk lid script "2.0 Liter Fuel Injection" trunk lid plaque ,winged Cadillac crest tail lamp ornamentation
This special edition Cimarron also features styled aluminum-alloy wheels with gold-tone ,Interior highlights include saddle leather trimmed seating; gold-tinted, brushed- accents.
1984: Slightly modified grille, Cimarron d'Oro still in the program. Otherwise no changes.
1985: For a surcharge, there are from the beginning of 1985, the 2.8-liter V6 from Chevrolet with 93 kW (127 hp) in the Cimarron, the two-liter but remains on offer. At the same time, the front end is being revised.
1986: New rear end with laterally drawn lights, on request Bilstein sports suspension (standard on the V6) and digital instruments. Cimarron d'Oro with wide rectangular headlights, basic model continues with the small rectangular twin headlights.
1987: Abolition of the four-cylinder, the V6 with five-speed gearbox is now standard, as well as rectangular broadband headlights. Deletion of the Cimarron d'Oro.
1988: The production ends with the end of the model year.