|Whats new for '85:
Ninety-Eights were all new for '85. Now built atop the newly downsized and front-wheel-drive C-Body platform. Though the car was smaller on the outside, there was still plenty of room for six passengers inside. Coupes became available in Brougham trim. A rear window mounted third brakelight was optional. Three engines were available, but most cars were built with the optional 3.8 V6.
'85 marked a drastic change for the Ninety-Eight. The second wave of downsizing in less than a decade mean no more V8 engines and front-wheel drive instead of rear wheel drive. It payed off for Olds as sales soared over 100 percent.
|Standard Engine||3.0 V6 2bbl.|
3.8 V6 fuel injected.|
4.3 V6 Diesel
|Standard Transmission||4-speed Overdrive automatic|
|Overall length (in.)||196.4|
|Luggage cap. (cu. ft.)||15.7|
|Fuel tank (gals.)||18.0|
|Shoulder room f/r||58.9/57.6||58.9/58.8|
|Identifying an '85:|
'85 and '86 are the only years of this bodystyle not to have composite headlamps. '85s have an all chrome grille, while '86s have a body-colored section in the center.
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