Sprinter Coupé

Released date : 1974/ 4/26

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Grade 1600_TRUENO GT 1600_GS 1400_Deluxe
Model type
Model type TE47-MQZGR TE47-MZBR TE45-KD
Curb mass(kg) 935 910 895
Dimensions Length(mm) 4070 4070 4070
Width(mm) 1600 1600 1600
Height(mm) 1300 1310 1310
Wheelbase(mm) 2370 2370 2370
Engine Engine code 2T-GR 2T-BR T
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line, 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 1588 1588 1407
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/110/6000 -/100/6000 -/86/6000
* 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 TE47(1600), TE45(1400).
Like its predecessors, the third-generation Sprinter that came out in April 1974 was a somewhat sportier and higher-grade sister car of the Corolla. The wheelbase and the front/rear treads were made larger than those of the previous model by 35 mm and 40 mm, respectively, to provide the space for installing emission control and collision safety devices.

Initially, the model varieties consisted of a 4-door sedan and a 2-door coupé. The sedan essentially shared the body with the Corolla, while the coupé took an original body. The engine lineup included 1,200 cc and 1,400 cc OHV units, as well as 1,600 cc OHV and DOHC units, with a choice of single- and twin-carburetor versions and premium or regular gasoline. Despite the increasingly stringent emission control regulations of this period, virtually all Sprinter models successfully met the 1978 emission standards by the end of the model generation. In the meantime, the 1,200 cc engine increased the displacement to 1,300 cc. Besides the emission control, the U.S. collision safety regulations also led many models of the Sprinter to adopt shock-absorbing bumpers, protective body-side molding, and seatbelts with the emergency locking retractor (ELR) during their model life.

A liftback version was added to the lineup in January 1976, followed by a hardtop in January 1977.
Plant Takaoka plant, Kanto Auto Works,Ltd.
The meaning is the same as in English.

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