Sprinter Trueno

Released date : 1983/ 5/12

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Grade 3door_1600_GT APEX 3door_1500_SR 2door_1600_GT APEX
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1215 1160 1200
Dimensions Length(mm) 4205 4205 4205
Width(mm) 1625 1625 1625
Height(mm) 1335 1335 1335
Wheelbase(mm) 2400 2400 2400
Engine Engine code 4A-GEU 3A-U 4A-GEU
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1587 1452 1587
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/130/6600 -/83/5600 -/130/6600
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are AE86(1600), AE85(1500).
While the fifth-generation Sprinter sedan switched its layout to front-engine, front-wheel-drive, the sporty Trueno model retained the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive (FR) layout. The available body types included a 2-door notchback coupé and a 3-door hatchback coupé.

The choice of engines included 1.5-liter (3A-U) and newly developed 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve (4A-GEU) units. At first the only available transmission was a 5-speed manual, to which an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic ECT-S transmission was added in May 1985. The suspension was a combination of MacPherson struts and 4-link coil springs with a lateral rod. Door mirrors were adopted from this model onward. The difference in the external appearance of the Sprinter Trueno and its sister car Corolla Levin was in the headlamps: the Levin's headlamps were fixed, while those of the Trueno were retractable. The Sprinter Trueno of this model generation was received particularly well among those who favored the road performance of FR cars, and was affectionately called by its vehicle code AE86 even after it went out of production.
Plant Takaoka plant, Kanto Auto Works,Ltd.
The meaning of "sprinter" is the same as in English. "Trueno" is Spanish for "thunderclap."

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