Oldsmobile Intrigue

Oldsmobile Intrigue

The Oldsmobile Intrigue was a mid-size model of the U.S. subsidiary of General Motors that has been produced by the summer of 1997 until the end of 2002 and was intended for the North American market.

Its design features derived from the Oldsmobile Antares study from the year 1995. Moreover, they found similar design traits even when Oldsmobile Alero ( in Europe Chevrolet Alero ) and the Oldsmobile Aurora.


Oldsmobile wanted to compete more strongly with this model against its Japanese rivals such as Toyota Camry, Honda Accord or Nissan Altima. Based on the Intrigues other GM types were produced as the Buick Century, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Pontiac Grand Prix.

There were three versions for the Oldsmobile Intrigue:

  • GX (base version)
  • GL ( better equipment than the GX )
  • GLS ( fully equipped)


From summer 1997 to autumn 1999, a 3.8 liter large V6 engine (internal designation OHV L36 ) was integrated, which made ​​195 hp. This engine was available, such as the Holden Commodore or Pontiac Firebird in various GM models.

From late 1999 until the end of 2002, a newly developed Cadillac's 3.5 -liter V6 engine was used (internal designation DOHC LX5 ). This was based on the GM Northstar V8 and made 215 hp and was also used in the Oldsmobile Aurora.