Carina ED

Released date : 1989/ 9/ 6

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Grade 2000 Twin Cam_G-Limited 2000_16valve_2.0X 1800_16valve_1.8X
Model type
Model type E-ST183-CTMVF E-ST183-CTMGK E-ST181-CTMGM
Curb mass(kg) 1250 1200 1170
Dimensions Length(mm) 4485 4485 4485
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1315 1315 1315
Wheelbase(mm) 2525 2525 2525
Engine Engine code 3S-GE 3S-FE 4S-Fi
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1998 1998 1838
Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm -/165/6800 -/125/5600 -/105/5600
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are ST183(2000), ST182(2000), ST181(1800), ST180(1800).
The second-generation Carina ED was released in September 1989, succeeding the low body and the 4-door pillarless hardtop styling from its predecessor. Among its distinct features were the trim moldings on both sides of the body, which ran from the back of the front wheel arch straight to the rear end.

Available engines included a 2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve unit (3S-GE) that produced 165 PS, followed by 2-liter 125 PS (3S-FE) and 1.8-liter 105 PS (4S-Fi) units. In addition to the electronically controlled dual-mode 4-wheel steering system, which allowed the driver to switch between "sports" and "normal" steering modes, mechanical-sensing SRS airbags were also adopted for the first time. The electronically controlled suspension system (TEMS) was offered as an option for the 2-liter models. In a minor model change in August 1990, the 1.8-liter unit was upgraded from 4S-Fi to 4S-FE with 115 PS, and the output of the 3S-FE unit was boosted to 140 PS.

With the switch to the second-generation models, the Corona Exiv was newly introduced as a sister car to the Carina ED.
Plant Tahara plant
A southern constellation (the Keel). The acronym ED stands for "exciting and dressy."

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