"With styling imitated but never equalled, 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.
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
P225/7ORl5 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
Seville (V-6 / V-8)
$23,269 / $23,434
FACTORY PRICE AND WEIGHT NOTE: Figures before the slash are for
which was actually a $165 credit option; after slash for standard gasoline
V-8. Diesel V-8 was also available.