Released date : 1983/ 5/12

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Grade 1500_SE_SE Saloon 1300_Deluxe 1800 Diesel_SE
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 870 840 940
Dimensions Length(mm) 4155 4155 4155
Width(mm) 1635 1635 1635
Height(mm) 1380 1380 1380
Wheelbase(mm) 2430 2430 2430
Engine Engine code 3A-LU 2A-LU 1C-L
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 1452 1295 1839
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/83/5600 -/75/6000 -/65/4500
* 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 AE81(1500), AE80(1300), CE80(1800Diesel).
Released in May 1983, the fifth-generation Sprinter (and Corolla) represented a most comprehensive model change in its history. The sedan version followed the worldwide trend and switched its layout from front-engine, rear-wheel-drive (FR) to front-engine, front-wheel-drive. The coupé model was also renovated at the same time as the sedan, though it retained the FR layout to secure sporty driving performance.

The sedan came with 4- and 5-door versions, and the latter came to be referred to as the liftback. The 4-door sedan employed the 6-light window design. The exterior design became more European, featuring a slant nose styling and matching non-standard-shaped headlamps. The front and rear bumpers were made of plastics rather than metal or polyurethane, and were integrated with the body. The fender mirrors were replaced with door mirrors.

A newly designed independent 4-wheel MacPherson strut front and rear suspension was also employed. The transversely mounted engine could be chosen from 1.3-liter SOHC (2A-LU), 1.5-liter (3A-LU), 1.6-liter EFI (4A-ELU), and 1.8-liter diesel (1C-LU) units. The 1.6-liter model adopted an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission for the first time in its vehicle class. In 1985, the 1.3-liter engine was replaced with a 12-valve unit (2E) that was developed for the Starlet. The 1600GT model fitted with a DOHC engine was added to the sedan line in October 1984.
Plant Takaoka plant, Kanto Auto Works,Ltd.
The meaning is the same as in English.

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