It paced the in its first year. The following year it became a separate model, and it would endure until 2005 as the division's top-of-the-line model. The engine is Cadillac's 4. Bonnevilles were , with the exception of a brief period of between 1982—1986. These 1982-1986 Bonnevilles were the smallest and the last of the old breed of Bonnevilles, having rear wheel drive, full perimeter frame body on frame , and old-fashioned American car ride and styling. From 1973 to 1976, the Bonneville's standard engine dropped to a 170-horsepower 400 cubic-inch.
Late in the 1983 model year, Pontiac reintroduced a full-sized car to the market by bringing over the Canadian-built which was essentially a restyled and powered by or. For 1989, a player became optional and in 1989 a system was added to the options list for all 1990 models. The 1958 models shared a common appearance on the top models for each brand; Cadillac Eldorado Seville, Buick Roadmaster Riviera, Oldsmobile Holiday 88, Pontiac Bonneville Catalina, and the all-new Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala. Also a 300 horsepower 220 kW 370 cubic inches 6,100 cc V8 with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts was now standard equipment. Thank god for factory supercharged V6 engines!.
The latter was not just ad copy, either, as Pontiac pushed its wheels further out toward the fenders than anyone else and created what were considered to be the best-cornering full-size cars in the industry. From now on, the division would use Chevrolet engines. The first prototypes were built in 1989 and went into testing in mid-1989. The leather seats are very comfortable and the dash board is cool looking! Bonneville models were standard equipped with through 1964 or 1965-on. A host of trim level changes and a new engine became standard for the front wheel drive Bonneville's second year.
The on-paper power ratings reflect the change in power measurement undertaken by the industry for 1972. The Bonneville was then again one notch below the top of the line from late 1983 through 1986. Except, what I don't like i. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Other models on the H-body platform were fitted with the updated engine one year later, in 1989.
Also found in the Bonneville were instrument panels and door panels with walnut veneer trim, carpeted lower door panels, grab bar on the passenger side of the dash and courtesy lights and a rear arm rest. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Other popular options included power windows, power seats, radio, cruise control, and 8-lug aluminum wheels that included integral brake drums for improved stopping power. Size comparison between 1974 and 1984 full-size Pontiac sedans 1974 Pontiac Bonneville 1984 Pontiac Parisienne Wheelbase 123. The distinctive protruding grille made its appearance on all Pontiac products during the early 1960s, and was a modern revival of a similar appearance on Pontiac products during the 1930s and early 1940s, as demonstrated on the.
The electric clock was standard. The previous standard 600 cfm Carter square bore four-barrel and optional Tri-Power was replaced with the new Quadarajet spread bore carburetor delivering 800 cfm, equivalent to the previous 1966 Tri-Power set-up. A 185-horsepower Oldsmobile 403 cubic inch V8 was also an option. Also, they came with a Jetaway 315 and also were available as hearses. Along with them went the 301 engine, marking the end of Pontiac V8s. It handles great and it grips the road quite well! The Bonneville also had more powerful standard V8 engines than other full-sized Pontiacs including the 389 cu in 6.
Archived from on 17 May 2013. The Bonneville got the new styling, with plenty of bright trim on the lower body sides and on the rear deck. This generation hosted quite a few Bonneville firsts, becoming quicker and considerably safer. Passenger airbags also became standard on all models. The last Bonneville left the assembly line on May 27, 2005. Other options included power steering and power brakes as well as. I would not shop with this dealer again.
The 1982-1986 models were officially known as the Pontiac Bonneville Model G built on the , although later models were not badged as such. In 1987, the Parisienne was discontinued and the Bonneville was completely redesigned as a front-wheel drive car, rejoining its pre-1982 platform mates: the and and it regained its status as the senior Pontiac. The name was taken from the in , the site of much early auto racing and most of the world's land speed record runs, which was named in turn after U. Inside, new upholstery and instrumentation were featured. The Bonneville played an important part that year in the introduction of two of Pontiac's greatest marketing inspirations — the split grille and the Wide Track slogan.