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1984 Firebird



1984 Firebirds continue as one of the most exciting cars on the road with increased performance for Trans Am, additional standard equipment on the S/E, and a new look for the entry level models.

A 5.0 liter HO V-8 4 bbl rated at 190 Horsepower high output (HO) 5-liter V-8 engine for the Firebird Trans Am, introduced in late,1983 as an option, replaces the V-8 crossfire injection engine in 1984. Featuring a standard five-speed manual transmission and a 3.73 rear axle ratio, the 5-liter HO V-8 power plant offers estimated zero-to-60 performance at approximately 7.5 seconds, while quarter-mile times should be in the low 15s. The HO engine is rated at 190 horsepower at 4800 rpm and achieves its peak torque rating of 240 foot pounds at 3200 rpm.

The V-8 four-barrel continues as Trans Am's standard engine with a five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. Firebird's standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine offers increased performance over 1983 with a swirl port combustion chamber featuring a 9:1 compression ratio, symmetrical sump piston and cooler spark p1ugs. The standard four-speed manual transmission adds a shift light on the instrument panel to indicate the optimum shift point for the best fuel economy.

All Firebird manual transmissions with the four-cylinder engine have a new hydraulic clutch system for reduced effort and smoother operation. A five-speed manual with new gear ratios for improved driveability and off-the-line performance or a four-speed overdrive automatic transmission are available. A new floor shift lever knob ha.-been designed to maximize driver convenience in both manual and automatic shift operations.

A black accent option is available in 1984 on entry level Firebirds, eliminating all bright exterior details, giving it a Trans Am appearance.

 New for 1984, Two-Tone Paint Option for the Firebird 
A mid-body, two-tone paint treatment and new sport wheel covers or turbo finned aluminum wheels also are available on Firebird models in 1984. A small hood "bird" emblem becomes standard for a sportier look. Retaining its standard 2.8-liter HO V-6 engine and five-speed manual power-train, Firebird S/E models add new standard features including color-coordinated leather wrapped steering wheel, shift lever and parking brake handle. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine continues as an optional power plant for S/E.

S/E's offer improved comfort and support with redesigned seats featuring new adjustable contoured headrests. The S/E seats have been recontoured for maximum lateral and lumbar support and have specific contoured headrests. The S/E also has articulating sport bucket seats with adjustable lateral and lumbar support. These same seats are available on Firebird and Trans Am with the custom trim package. Optional power windows include lower door map pockets.

AAn optional aero package provides an aggressive new look to Trans Am and expands the number of available color combinations to 15. This option includes a new front and rear fascia, larger air dam, door and rocker panel extensions, wide lower body graphics, upper body color aero mirrors and rear aero wing.

1984 Recaro Trans Am
The Recaro Trans Am returns in 1984 with a standard black aero package featuring a gold strobe graphic and gold deep dish, high-tech turbo aluminum wheels.

All Trans Ams have modified 14 inch turbo-finned cast aluminum wheels as standard and offer a 15-inch deep dish high-tech turbo wheel with the WS6 special performance package. New "fourth generation" all weather steel-belted radial tires, standard on all Firebirds, have a more aggressive tread pattern for improved ride and handling, better stopping and traction ability, and reduced rolling resistance.

W With these new tires, suspensions have been retuned and refined. S/E's (Level II) suspension has polyurethane front and rear stabilizer bar grommets for reduced body roll while both Level I (Firebird) and II suspensions feature higher rate track bar bushings for improved later restraint of the rear axle.

S/E Color Keyed Interior
Orange instrument panel lighting is a standard feature for all Firebird models. Available with all Firebird stereo radios is a new six-speaker sub-woofer radio amplifier system with a separate power amplifier to extend the frequency response of low bass ranges. Front and rear acoustically matched response speakers are standard with all stereo radios.An optional electronic, tri-mode cruise control offers more accurate speed holding capabilities over those in 1983. This option includes tap-up and tap-down speed adjustment, as well as resume-speed feature.

                                                      - Pontiac Press Release SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1983