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the Light of the North Star: 1993 Cadillac Northstar Series

Cadillac has made its debut in 1992 when Polaris V – 8 embrace the future. The whole aluminum engine with senior European car manufacturers to provide any complex, including double overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder and direct ignition. Displacing 279 cubic inches/4.6 liters and sporting an impressive 10.3:1 compression ratio, it made 295 hp and 290-lbs.ft. of torque (270 hp/300-lbs.ft. in the Eldorado Sport Coupe), and offered a 100,000-mile tune-up interval and the ability to run up to 100 miles without coolant. While it would later earn a bit of a troublesome reputation, variants of the Northstar would remain in production for the better part of 20 years.
The V – 8 is the last year 1993 Allante star components, as well as look delicate sevilla and variants of el dorado. the engine was part of what Cadillac termed the “Northstar System,” available in all three front wheel-drive models: this also included electronic shock absorber control of the fully independent Road-Sensing Suspension, Bosch four-channel anti-lock brakes, traction control and 16-inch Goodyear Eagle tires.
Cadillac rated the Pininfarina-bodied Allanté‘s performance at 6.9 seconds to 60 MPH and a 144 MPH top speed, quite competitive in those days. The Seville STS and Eldorado Touring Coupe were just fractionally slower. These figures make them and the same medium German cars, but sometimes point to the vehicle road test magazine less desirable front-wheel drive dynamics.
Today’s Cadillac lineup still includes performance-oriented models, and the modern cars’ sophisticated rear wheel-drive platforms mean they truly are on equal footing with the imports.

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