The Chevrolet Beretta was produced from 1987 through 1996 and was offered as a CL and GT. A special edition GTU was offered in years 1988 and 1989. It came standard with Oldsmobile’s 2.3 L High Output Quad 4, which produced 180 hp. The most popular version was the 2.3L engine which was offered with the Getrag 5 speed manual transmission. This version posted a 0-to-60 mph time of 7.6 seconds and had one of the fastest slalom speeds of any front wheel drive car tested.
A 3.1 L V6 engine was available in 1991 and the 1991 model year saw major interior updates, including a new dashboard/center console and the addition of a driver’s side airbag.
1994 saw a redesign of the 3.1 L V6 and became the 3100 Series V6 and gained 20 hp for a grand total of 160. The new 3100 V6 was only available with a new 4 speed Automatic transmission. The upgraded engine was well received and the Chevrolet Beretta proved to be one of the most popular of the two door models that Chevy offered in these years.