1985 Pontiac Firebird & '85 Pontiac Trans Am

dave8412  Jun 6 2006 - 3:26pm   
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1985 Pontiac Firebird

1985 Firebird History 1985 Firebird Production Numbers 1985 Firebird Drivetrain List
1985 Firebird Pictures
Pontiac 1985 Firebird History


All '85 Firebird models undergo redevelopement to boost sales. LB9 Tuned Port Injected 305 is released. The new port fuel injected engine replaces the 305 H.O. as the hot ticket. Using a tuned runner design the 305 makes 215hp. The new engine gains attention but is not available with a manual transmission. The 1985 Pontiac Firebird with Carburated V6 is dropped and replaced with new multi port fuel injected 2.8L V6 making 135hp. Borg Warner 9 bolt differential is available for first time. The new positive traction rear end in the 1985 Firebird is said to be stronger than the Dana 44. New improvements in the '85 Firebird involve changing the interior by adding new Recaro styled seats, a new dash with redesigned gauges that use an embossed graph patterned background, new door panels, new T handle shifter for autos, new ergonomic console, updated stereo, dash mounted map pocket, and new ergonomic steering wheel bring the '85 Firebird to a new level. Further attempts to put the 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am model into higher regard include a new digital dash and a new overhead console.The console in the 1985 Firebird includes two manually adjusted reminder wheels, a positionable map light, a removeable "Firebird" flashlight, and a small pocket for a garage door opener or sunglasses. T-tops in the '85 Firebird are also redesigned to use pin mounting rather than the previous years latches.1985 Firebird receives restyled nose with wrap-around strips known as "bumperettes" to replace the old grille/solid inserts. Wrap around strips also on bumper. New tail lenses introduced on 1985 Firebird.The classic Pontiac Firebird Trans Am "Power Bulge" hood discontinued in favor of new flat hood with twin louvered nostrils that are not functional. The 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am receives restyled nose with integrated fog lights, new redesigned ground effects now standard. New "low density" taillights have grid pattern. Trans Am receives previous years suspension as standard, WS6 is upgraded with new larger sway bars. Aluminum 16" 20 slot wheels now available on all Trans Am's.

Recaro option no longer available, but Recaro seats were.

1985 Pontiac Firebird Drivetrain List
Yr Model Trans Engine
code/type
CR Displ. HP Torque Induc-
tion
Manual
std.
Manual
opt.
(G92)
Auto
std.
Auto
opt.
(G92)
85 Sport Coupe
Firebird
M5,A4 LQ9 L4 9.0:1 2.5 (151) 88@4400 132@2800 TBI 3.73 ---- 3.73 ----
85 Sport Coupe
Berlinetta
Firebird
M5,A4 LB8 V6 8.9:1 2.8 (173) 135@5100 165@3900 MFI 3.42 ---- 3.42 ----
85 Sport Coupe
Firebird
A4 LG4 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 155@4200 245@2000 4bbl ---- ---- 3.08 ----
85 Berlinetta
Firebird S/E
A4 LG4 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 155@4200 245@2000 4bbl ---- ---- 3.08 ----
85 Z28
Trans Am
M5,A4 LG4 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 155@4200 245@2000 4bbl 3.23 ---- 3.08 ----
85 Z28
Trans Am
A4 LB9 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 215@4400 275@3200 TPI ---- ---- 3.23 ----
85 IROC-Z
Trans Am
M5,A4 LG4 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 155@4200 245@2000 4bbl 3.23 ---- 3.23 ----
85 IROC-Z
Trans Am
M5 L69 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 190@4800 240@3200 4bbl HO 3.73 ---- ---- ----
85 IROC-Z
Trans Am
A4 LB9 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) 215@4400 275@3200 TPI ---- ---- 3.23 3.42
1985 Pontiac Firebird Production Numbers
Year Total
Production
Firebird Firebird S/E Trans Am
1985 95,880 46,644 5,208 44,028
 
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