Nov
04
1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Ad

1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

For 2022, the Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover will be available with just one engine–a 1.5-liter turbocharged four. A brawny turbo 2.0-liter engine was previously available, but it seems demand for the bigger mill was light–it was dropped after the 2020 model year.

The Equinox is just one example of a single-engine model line. There are dozens more, including the Buick Enclave, Cadillac XT4, Honda Pilot, Jeep Compass, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Venza. Why do I mention this?

Recently I was flipping through a well-worn copy of the Consumer Guide: Auto ’83 buyer’s guide magazine, and was struck by the engine chart accompanying the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Why? Because for 1983, the Cutlass Supreme was available with not just one or two engines, but five. Now, the Cutlass Supreme was extremely popular in those days, and likely dealers didn’t mind maintaining a large inventory of the cars, but it seems like dealing with five engines would be something of a complication.

So, here for your consideration are all five engines available in the 1983 Cutlass Supreme. If you even spent time with one of these powerplants, tell us about it. The place to leave comments is down below.

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1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Engines

 

1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Ad

1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Ad

3.8-Liter V6

Availability: Standard

Price: Standard

Displacement (cubic inches): 231

Horsepower: 110

Torque (lb-ft): 190

Transmission: 3-speed automatic

GM engine code: “231”

 

4.3-Liter V6 Diesel

Availability: Optional

Price: $500

Displacement (cubic inches): 262

Horsepower: 95

Torque (lb-ft): 165

Transmission: 3-speed automatic

GM engine code: LT6

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1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Ad

1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Hurst/Olds

5.0-Liter V8

Availability: Optional

Price: $225

Displacement (cubic inches): 307

Horsepower: 140

Torque (lb-ft): 240

Transmission: 3-speed automatic

GM engine code: LV2

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5.0-Liter V8

Availability: Included in Hurst/Olds Package

Price: $1997 (package price)

Displacement (cubic inches): 307

Horsepower: 180

Torque (lb-ft): 245

Transmission: 3-speed automatic

GM engine code: LG8

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Oldsmobile Diesel

Oldsmobile 5.7-liter “LF9” diesel V8

5.7-Liter V8 Diesel

Availability: Optional

Price: $700

Displacement (cubic inches): 350

Horsepower: 105

Torque (lb-ft): 200

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

GM engine code: LF9

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