About Cadillac Cimarron
The Cadillac Cimarron is a luxury car manufactured and marketed by Cadillac. This four-door car, the first compact offered by the brand after the war, was intended to compete with similar large sedans sold in North America by European manufacturers. The Cimarron was marketed as GM's flagship car on the J platform and was sold alongside similar models from other brands. The Cimarron was the shortest Cadillac sold since 1908 and the first Cadillac with a four-cylinder engine. The Cimarron was built at the South Gate and Janesville plants throughout its production run.
In the early 1980s, General Motors began production of a version based on Cadillac's J-platform, one of the shortest development programs in the company's history. The Cimarron was originally scheduled for the mid-1980s but was delayed until early 1981 to coincide with the launch of the J-platform model. The J-platform, which had been in development since 1976 as a replacement for the H-Body, brought two major changes: a move to front-wheel drive and an expansion of the small car segment. The Cadillac Cimarron was a compact sedan that was to meet the demands of many major European brands.
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The Cimarron has front-wheel drive and a wheelbase of 101.2 in. The unibody structure uses McPherson struts at the front, torsion bars, and stabilizer bars at the front and rear. To distinguish Cimarron from its competitors, Cadillac has standardized many of the then optional parts of the J-platform. They are parts like air conditioning, leather seats, intermittent wipers, rear fog lights, and an AM/FM stereo system. The interior parts are finished with aluminum trim, eliminating the need for wood paneling. Parts like cruise control, tilt steering wheel, power windows and locks, power driver and passenger seat, sunroof, and the stereo was available in 1982.
The 1982 Cimarron featured parts like an 88hp engine. It was the first four-cylinder Cadillac since 1914 and the first sub-2.0-liter motor since 1908. In 1983, displacement was increased to 2.0 liters, and parts like the fuel injection were installed. But engine tuning reduced maximum output to 86 hp. In 1985, a V6 with 130 hp was introduced as an optional part. In 1987, the V6 became the standard part. The engines were equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox and, optionally, a three-speed automatic gearbox.