Carina ED

Released date : 1985/ 8/20

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Grade 2000_Twin Cam 16_G-Limited 1800EFI_X 1800Ci_F
Model type
Model type E-ST162-ATMVF(X) E-ST160-ATMEE E-ST160-ATMEL
Curb mass(kg) 1130 1070 1050
Dimensions Length(mm) 4475 4475 4475
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1310 1310 1310
Wheelbase(mm) 2525 2525 2525
Engine Engine code 3S-GELU 1S-ELU 1S-iLU
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve In-line 4-cylinder, OHC In-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1998 1832 1832
Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm -/136/6400 -/98/5400 -/89/5400
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are ST162(2000), ST160(1800).
The Carina ED line was created in August 1985 to coincide with the release of the fourth-generation Celica. The platform of the new Celica was shared by the Carina ED, which was a 4-door pillarless hardtop, and the Corona Coupé, a new 2-door coupé introduced at the same time as the Carina ED. The acronym ED stands for "exciting and dressy."

The body height of the Carina ED was 1,310 mm, the lowest in the world among production 4-door passenger cars. The exterior styling was clear-cut and sporty, while the interior design also had a sporty image, featuring a 6-gauge instrument cluster and bucket seats (available with the G Limited package).

The choice of engines included a 2-liter sports twin-cam (3S-GELU) unit that developed 160 PS, and two 1.8-liter SOHC units that produced 115 PS (1S-ELU) and 105 PS (1S-iLU), respectively. A front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout and a 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut suspension were employed. The 1S-iLU engine was replaced with the more powerful "high-mecha" twin-cam 4S-Fi in May 1988.

The Carina ED turned out to be quite successful, making 4-door hardtops into something of a social phenomenon.
Plant Tsutsumi plant [to Dec. 1987], Tahara plant [from Aug. 1988]
A southern constellation (the Keel). The acronym ED stands for "exciting and dressy."

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