Celica Liftback

Released date : 1989/ 9/ 6

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Grade GT-R Z-R S-R
Model type
Model type E-ST182-BLMVF E-ST182-BLMGK E-ST182-BLMSK
Curb mass(kg) 1210 1180 1170
Dimensions Length(mm) 4420 4420 4420
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1305 1305 1305
Wheelbase(mm) 2525 2525 2525
Engine Engine code 3S-GTE 3S-FE 3S-FE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve, turbo-charged In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16valve
Displacement(cm3) 1998 1998 1998
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/225/6000 -/140/6000 -/140/6000
* 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 ST185(2000), ST182(2000), ST183(2000).
A dynamic combination of curved lines and surfaces gave the fifth-generation Celica its unique styling. In terms of mechanism, the most prominent feature of this model generation was the 4-wheel-steering system (dual-mode 4WS) which was the first for Toyota. The significantly reinforced engine lineup consisted entirely of 2-liter units, with the most powerful engine for the GT-Four model (3S-GTE) producing 225 PS, or 40 PS more than before.

The Active Sports model with an active suspension system was also made available, though on a made-to-order basis and the volume was limited to 300 units. In 1992, 5,000 units of the WRC-homologated GT-Four RC (RC stands for rally competition) were released, winning the first WRC Constructors' title as well as the Drivers' title for Toyota in 1993.
Plant Tahara plant
"Celica" is Spanish for "celestial" or "heavenly."

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