Sprinter Trueno

Released date : 1987/ 5/15

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Grade 1600 Twin Cam 16 Super Charger_GT-Z 1600 Twin Cam 16_GTV 1500 16valve EFI_Xi
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1070 1000 980
Dimensions Length(mm) 4255 4255 4255
Width(mm) 1680 1665 1665
Height(mm) 1300 1300 1300
Wheelbase(mm) 2430 2430 2430
Engine Engine code 4A-GZE 4A-GE 5A-FE
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, supercharged Water-cooled,in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled,in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1587 1587 1498
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/145/6400 -/120/6600 -/94/6000
* 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 AE92(1600), AE91(1500).
In May 1987, the sporty Sprinter Trueno model underwent a changeover along with the Sprinter sedan. The Trueno adopted the front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout at this remodeling, and a 2-door hatchback became the only available body type.

As with the previous generation, the most conspicuous difference in appearance between the Trueno and its sister car Corolla Levin was in the headlamps. The Levin's headlamps were fixed, while those of the Trueno were retractable. Other mechanical components were identical between the two models. The engine was either a naturally aspirated or supercharged 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve unit. The latter (4A-GZ) was mounted on the GT-Z model and produced 145 PS, which was comparable to an output of a 2-liter engine. The output was further increased to 165 PS in May 1989. The suspension followed the preceding models' 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut and coil spring system, although the design was almost completely renewed. The electronically controlled suspension (TEMS) was standard with the GT Apex model grade and optional with the GT.
Plant Takaoka plant, Tahara plant, Fukaura plant(Kanto Auto Works,Ltd.) [from July 1987]
The meaning of "sprinter" is the same as in English. "Trueno" is Spanish for "thunderclap."

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