1992 Chevrolet Lumina

1992 Chevrolet Lumina Z34
The friskiest 1992 Lumina was the 210-horsepower Z34.

The 1992 Chevrolet Lumina gained a new performance-oriented sedan variant along with available anti-lock brakes (ABS) and CD player. Among its W-body siblings (Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, and Pontiac Grand Prix), Lumina was the last to get ABS.

Lumina coupes returned in three versions: base, upscale Euro, and sporty Z34. Sedans continued in base and Euro trim but added a new Euro 3.4 model that carried the same double-overhead-cam 3.4-liter V-6 as the Z34 coupe.

However, that engine was offered only with a four-speed automatic in the Euro 3.4, so horsepower was limited to 200, not the 210 it made when mated to the five-speed manual that was available only in the Z34.

Base Luminas continued with the 2.5-liter four rated at 105 horsepower, down five from 1991. The 3.1-liter V-6 that was standard in Euros and optional in base models likewise lost five horsepower, to 135.

The four-cylinder came only with a three-speed automatic transmission; the 3.1-liter V-6 also came standard with the three-speed but offered a four-speed automatic as an option.

Minor changes for 1992 included the aforementioned optional CD player, new manual four-way adjusters for split-bench front seats, and a center storage armrest for Euro models with the split bench, which was optional on other Luminas.

1992 Chevrolet Lumina base sedan
Horsepower on the base 1992 Lumina sedan dropped to
105 with the four and to 135 with the base V-6.

1992 Chevrolet Lumina Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Lumina

3,115-3,402

$12,670-$17,275

256,270

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