About Oldsmobile Omega
The Oldsmobile Omega was produced and sold between 1973 and 1984. It was Oldsmobile's cheapest base model, as it shared a chassis with the other GM model. The name Omega is used to denote the last, latest or final frontier of the collection, as opposed to the first letter of the Greek alphabet, Alpha. There were three generations of Omegas, each with one of the two X platforms. The body was split in half from bulkhead to rear, and the gearbox and front-wheel rested on bolt-on frame rails.
The Oldsmobile Omega has the same body and many of the same mechanical parts as the Nova but has its own nose and tail. Since it is an Oldsmobile, the interior is a bit richer. The front of the Omega has Oldsmobile's signature waterfall grille, round headlight parts in square openings and headlights just below the bumper. Body options include a 2-door coupe, 3-door hatchback or 4-door sedan. The 4.1-liter I6 is available with a standard 3-speed manual transmission, an optional 4-speed MT, or a 2- or 3-speed AT. The only V8 is Oldsmobile's 5.7L "Rocket" V8, which comes standard with parts like an optional 3-speed automatic transmission. The models with a "K" in the fifth VIN were equipped with a Rochester 4-piston carburetor. All other motors had a standard two-stroke version.
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From 1975 to 1976, the 5.7-liter V8 was the powertrain of GM. The main powertrain was then a 115 hp inline six-cylinder. It was used until 1977 when it was replaced by a lighter 110 hp 231 V6. Few changes in parts were made throughout its existence. The changes of the Oldsmobile Omega were mainly to the headlights and taillights. The variety of lenses altered throughout the years. In 1975-79, parts like a 4.3-liter engine were offered to the Omega as an option. The Omega was the X-Body's crowning achievement. It had a more luxurious finish, better sound insulation and a stiffer rear suspension.
In 1980, the Omega series consisted of a two-door coupe and a four-door sedan with a simple design and a split grille. The models were all-new front-wheel-drive cars for 1980, powered by a four-cylinder Pontiac Iron Duke and a new 2.8-liter LE2 V6 developed specifically for this platform. The transmission was either a four-speed manual or a TH125 three-speed automatic. In addition to production models and convertibles, there were also sports models. Those interested in having a car that is both reliable and functional continue to find the Omega to be intriguing.