Released date : 1989/10/17

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Grade 2000 Twin Cam 16 turbo_GT 2000 Twin Cam 16_G-Limited 2000 Twin Cam 16_G
Model type
Model type E-SW20-ACMZZ E-SW20-ACMQF(L) E-SW20-ACMQF
Curb mass(kg) 1240 1180 1160
Dimensions Length(mm) 4170 4170 4170
Width(mm) 1695 1695 1695
Height(mm) 1240 1240 1240
Wheelbase(mm) 2400 2400 2400
Engine Engine code 3S-GTE 3S-GE 3S-GE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, turbo-charged In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1998 1998 1998
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/225/6000 -/165/6800 -/165/6800
* 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 SW20(2000).
The second-generation MR2 was released in October 1989, in a full model change that took place some five years after its debut. While maintaining the "sporty commuter" concept, the new MR2 became more of a sports car than before. The body became a size larger, and the choice of power units included a 2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine borrowed from the Celica 2000 GT (for G/G-limited models) and a 225 PS 2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve turbocharged engine (for the GT model).

During its model life that spanned nearly a decade, the second-generation MR2 enhanced its rear stability, implemented minute changes in its body, and improved the performance of its engine and chassis. Toward the end of the model generation, Toyota Technocraft manufactured a limited open-top model.
Plant Central Motor Co.,Ltd
Stands for "midship runabout 2-seater."

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