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Historique 1975 - 1979

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The K-body Cadillac Seville homepage
First generation [1975-1979]

The Seville was developed as "The American Answer" to the increasingnumber of imports that where chosen by the American buyers insteadof the domestic luxury car alternatives.
The Seville was introduced to the american public in May 1975.



Engine
350 cu.in (5.7 liters) (Oldsmobile block, e.g. valve covers mounted with ten bolts, distributor at rear -not through the intake)
180 hp SAE Net @ 4400 rpm
275 ft.lb (375Nm) @ 2000 rpm (slightly above idle: 600rpm)
Bendix Electronic fuel injection with eight (8) injectors
Drivetrain
TH 400 three speed transmission
Constant velocity (3 joints) drive shaft
10 bolt GM rear axle with 2.56 or 3.08 final ratio
Chassis
Subframe in front with six soft isoflex bushings and dual shock absorbers (one each side) between frame and body
1" stabilizer bar in front and 5/8" in rear
Solid axle and leaf springs in rear with level control
The only body part the K body Seville has in common with the Chevrolet Nova is the luggage compartment floor pan!

The 1975 and 1976 Sevilles have an egg-crate grill and three spoke steering wheel





1975-76 Standard Equipment (a quite long list at the time!)
Power Brakes (Ventilated Disc / Ventilated (finned) Drum
Power Steering (Variable ratio)
Power Windows (Closes faster than they open)
Power Door locks
Power Seats (6 way driver, 2 way passenger)
Power remote trunk release
Power antenna (with manual height adjust feature)
Automatic Climate control (with Off, Economy, Lo, Auto, Hi, Bi-level and Def settings)
Automatic Level control
Tilt and Telescopic steering column
AM/FM Stereo Signal Seeking radio receiver
Digital Quartz clock
Lamp monitors
Cornering Lights
Remote adjustable outside rearview mirrors (left and right)
Dual mode horn
Controlled cycle wiper system with washer low indicator
Map reading lamps (front and dual rear)
Padded roof

1975-76 Optional Equipment

Illuminated entry system (illuminated keyhole and front floor, activated when you pressany of the front door handle buttons and stays on for a few seconds)



Rear window defogger (with timer so it won't stay on forever)
Cruise control
Theft Deterrent system
Controlled differential
Guidematic headlamp control (why dim your lights when the car can do it for you?)
Twilight Sentinel (switches on headlamps when it gets dark outside)
Leather interior (seating areas)
Illuminated vanity mirror, passenger side (with lo and hi settings)



Astroroof became available during the 1976 model year (Power operated tinted laminated glass in roof)
Sunroof became available during the 1976 model year (Power operated)
The Seville was not (to my knowledge) available with Supplemental restraint system, nor the Trackmaster anti skid system
16355 Sevilles where built of the 1975 model.
43772 Sevilles where built of the 1976 model.

The 1977 Seville has a vertical grille and two spoked steering wheel




1977 Additions to the Standard Equipment List
Four wheel DISC Brakes (Ventilated Disc / Disc)
Automatic Climate control with thermostatically controlled compressor (only works when needed)
AM/FM Stereo Signal Seeking radio receiver with SCAN feature
1977 Additions to the Optional Equipment List
Electronic Cruise control with Resume and Advance feature
Power Trunk pull-down
AM/FM radio with digital display
Automatic door locks
Illuminated outside thermometer
Painted roof was made available as an option instead of the padded roof treatment



The 1977 Seville (and onwards) abandoned the shock absorbers between the front subframe and body, instead firmer isoflex bushings where used
45060 Sevilles where built of the 1977 model.

The 1978 Seville has bumper guards for rear bumper as well

..........Séville.....................Séville Elégante





New for 1978 Seville underrides and Chromed emblem on taillamps
Seville Elegante side moulding and special interior console


1978 Additions to the Standard Equipment List
Electronic spark selection
Electronic level control
1978 Additions to the Optional Equipment List
Opera lamps



Elegante package with e.g. 40/40 front seats in perforated leather with center console, rear floorcourtesy light and special exterior moldings

Trip computer became available during the model year. The computer could inform the driver about: Average speed,Miles to empty, Trip time, Miles to destination, Arrival time, Engine rpm, Engine temperature and Battery voltage.
Diesel engine became available during the model year
56985 Sevilles where built of the 1978 model.

The 1979 Seville has a new two spoked steering wheel with downward sloping spokes /^\
The intake manifold is now made of aluminum instead of cast iron





New for 1979 Steering wheel Eleganté
(Full size model shown)


1979 Additions to the Standard Equipment List
Closed loop electronic fuel injection with oxygen sensor
Convex right side outside rearview mirror
1979 Additions to the Optional Equipment List
Electronic Remote adjustable outside rearview mirrors (left and right)
53487 Sevilles where built of the 1979 model.

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