The Oldsmobile Omega was a 1973-1984 produced by the U.S. carmaker Oldsmobile in two editions model of the upper middle class.
Year after year
The first Omega appeared for the 1974 model year and was hardly changed sister model of the Chevrolet Nova with rear-wheel drive; also closely related were the Buick Apollo and Skylark and the Pontiac Ventura, later called Phoenix. The differences from Nova limited to details such as the radiator grille, tail lights and the emblems used.
On offer were a two-door coupe, a three-door hatchbacks coupe and a four-door sedan in a single trim level, powered by a 4.1 - liter inline six- cylinder with 101 hp or a 5.7 - liter V8 with 183 hp.
In 1975, the base model was completed by the Omega Salon, which was to have in all three body styles, and had a high equipment; Center console, front single seats and automatic transmission were standard in the salon.
In 1976, the Omega a facelift with a new grille. New to the program were the Omega F85 Coupe as a cheaper entry-level model and the Omega Brougham as the successor of Omega Salon. To the two previously installed engines was added a new 4.3- liter V8. The base coupes were also available in the sporty SX equipment.
In 1977, the pattern of the grille lattice and the rear lights have been changed. The previous six-cylinder engine was replaced by a 3.8-liter V6 with 106 hp.
For the model year 1978, the model range was reduced; the F -85 and the Brougham coupe accounted for tailgate. The 4.3- liter engine was replaced by a five-liter V8.
1979, the grille was changed again.
From the first generation Oldsmobile Omega built a total of around 335,000 copies.
The Omega of the second generation was based on the X platform by General Motors front-wheel drive and was thus intimately related to Chevrolet Citation, Buick Skylark and Pontiac Phoenix. Compared with the direct predecessor, the new model was a scarce two feet shorter and about 400 kilograms lighter.
In spring 1979, the new, reduced omega appeared, available as a two-door notchback coupe and four-door sedan in base trim levels and Omega Brougham. In the engine compartment sat either a 2.5- liter four-cylinder Pontiac or originating from Chevrolet 2.8-liter V6, combined each with four-speed manual or three-speed automatic.
1981 some sports versions available for the base model came into the program; these ran under the names SX, Sports Omega and ES.
From model year 1982, the 2.8-liter V6 was available for the Omega ES also in high-performance version with 132 hp. The reduced mesh grille received a different pattern.
1983, the grill was changed yet again, as in 1984, and the bumpers received a new, more integrated into the body design.
From the Omega of the second generation came to the summer of 1984 a total of 465,000 pieces. He was then replaced by the Oldsmobile Calais.
- Gunnell, John: Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. Krause Publications, Iola 2002. ISBN 0-87349 - 461- X
- Flammang, James M / Kowalke, Ron. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1976-1999. Krause Publications, Iola 1999. ISBN 0-87341-755-0
1901-1942: 6C | 20 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 30 | 32 | 33 | 37 | 37A | 37B | 40 | 42 | 43 | 43A | 44 | 45A | 45B | 46 | 47 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 60 | 66 | 68 | 70 | 76 | 78 | 80 | 90 | 98 | A | B | D | DR | F | F-28 | F - 29 | F-30 | F - 31 | H | L | M | MR | R | S | X | Z | Autocrat | Baby Olds | Curved Dash | Defender | Dynamic 70 | F Series | Flying Roadster | Four | G Series | L Series | Light Eight | Light Tonneau | Limited | Pacemaker | Side Entrance Touring | Six | Special | Special 60 | Straight Dash | Thorobred | Touring runabout
1946-2004: 60 | 70 | 76 | 88 | 90 | 98 | 442 | Achieva | Alero | Aurora | Bravada | Custom Cruiser | Cutlass | ( Cutlass ) Calais | ( Cutlass ) Ciera | Cutlass S | Cutlass Supreme | Delmont 88 | Deluxe 88 | Delta 88 | Dynamic 60 | Dynamic 70 | Dynamic 88 | F- 85 | Firenza | Golden Rocket 88 | Hurst / Olds | Intrigue | Jetstar 88 | LSS | Omega | Regency | Silhouette | Special 60 | Starfire | Super 88 | Toronado | Vista Cruiser
- Car model
- Vehicle of the upper middle class
- Combi Coupé