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Chevrolet Beretta

1992 Chevrolet Beretta

1992 Chevrolet Beretta base model
The 1992 Beretta was available with anti-lock brakes, a driver-
side air bag, and a V-6 engine.

The 1992 Chevrolet Beretta, Chevy's front-drive sports coupe, added anti-lock brakes as standard equipment for 1992, while the base engine gained power. Some powertrains also received revised gearing to improve performance or economy.

With multi-point fuel injection replacing less-efficient throttle-body injection, the standard 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine gained 15 horsepower for a total of 110. The 140-horsepower 3.1-liter V-6 was again available on all models. GTZs returned with a standard 2.3-liter Quad 4 making 180 horsepower. All but the last came either with a five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission; the Quad 4 came only with the five-speed. The 3.1 V-6 was optional on the base coupe, standard on the mid-line GT, and optional only with the automatic on the GTZ. V-6/automatic combinations now came with a fuel-saving 2.53:1 axle ratio versus 2.84 in 1991, while GTZs with the Quad 4 went from a 3.61 ratio to 3.94 to improve off-the-line performance.

For 1992, Chevy could boast that the Beretta was one of the few sports coupes to offer a driver-side air bag, anti-lock brakes, and a V-6 engine in combination. And one could buy a Beretta so-equipped for about $12,000, far less than many four-cylinder competitors.

1992 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ
The quick Beretta GTZ was at the top of Beretta's
1992 model line.

1992 Chevrolet Beretta Facts


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