SPECIFICATIONSBODY Overall Weight 4,595 lbs. GVW (2.3 US tons) Weight Front 2,569 lbs. Weight Rear 2026 lbs. Weight ratio 56% Front / 44% rear Height 53.2 in. (1351 mm) Width 72.0 in. (1829 mm) Overall Length 190.8 in. (4846 mm) Wheelbase 108.0 in. (2743 mm) (15.9 feet) Standard Tires 215/60R16 Upgraded Tires 225/50R16 Fuel Tank 18.8 gal.1992 STS (new body style - for comparison) Wheelbase 111 in Overall Length 203.9ENGINE Type 90-degree overhead valve V-8 Block Aluminum block Cylinders cast iron cylinder liners Head cast iron cylinder heads Displacement 300 cu. in. (4.9 liters) Bore & Stroke 3.62 x 3.62 in. Compression ratio 9.5:1 Bhp 200@4100 rpm Torque 275 lb.-ft.©3000 rpm Lifters Roller hydraulic valve lifters Injection Sequential port fuel injectionTransmission 4T60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic with overdrive (includes viscous converter clutch)Steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinionFront Suspension Fully independent McPherson strut with coil springs. Strut-type shock absorbers, integral-in strut and Computer Command Ride and heavy duty stabilizer (sway) bar.Rear Suspension Fully independent transverse mono leaf with automatic level control and Computer Command Ride and rear heavy duty stabilizer (sway) bar.Brakes Power assisted front disc and rear disc with Bosch Il ABS anti-lock braking system.Body Construction Integral body-frame FF frame K bodyIn automobile design, an FF, or Front-engine, Front wheel drive, layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. This layout is typically chosen for its compact packaging - that is, it takes up very little space, allowing the rest of the vehicle to be designed more flexibly. In contrast with the FR layout, the FF layout eliminates the central tunnel needed to accommodate a driveshaft taking power to the rear wheels. Like the RR and MR layouts, it places the heavy engine over the drive wheels which aids traction. As the steered wheels are also the driven wheels, FF cars are far superior to FR cars in conditions such as snow. However, powerful cars rarely use the FF layout because weight transference under acceleration unloads the front wheels and reduces grip. As a rule of thumb 150hp is the limit for a FF car of average weight; electronic traction control can avoid wheelspin but largely negates the benefit of extra power.Early cars using the FF layout include the Citroën Traction Avant, Saab 92 and the Mini. In the 1980s, the traction and packaging advantages of this layout caused many compact and mid-sized vehicles to adopt it. Because the transversely-mounted engine does not require a bevel gear to change the direction of the final drive, coastdown losses are reduced by approximately 2-3% of flywheel power and hence overall efficiency is slightly higher than with a FR design.The front wheel drive K-body was used for full-size Cadillacs from 1979. K-bodies were sedans; coupes used the identical GM E platform.Unlike most GM platforms, the K was not shared by multiple divisions (though the E was). Technically, though, the architecture was shared under a different name: the GM G platform was based on the K and produced at the same time.The K platform was updated in 1997 with improved suspension geometry. The Seville was replaced with the rear wheel drive GM Sigma platform Cadillac STS for 2005, but the DeVille's replacement, the DTS continues on the K-body.