Toyota MR2: Review and Features

Car With Best Mileage For Consumers In Different Generations

Toyota MR2 sports car with two seat and mid engine manufactured by Toyota Company from 1984 till its production was blocked in Japan in July 2007. The company has presented three separate generations of this Toyota MR2 from 1984 to 1989 with origami and angular lines in 1990 to 1999 with styling way which was compared to Ferrari sports vehicle and in 2000-2007, it was introduced again which resembles little like the Porsche Boxster. With the help of an economical power plant unit, it was designed to a small size with sporty style for easy handling. It was added with basic designs fundamentals like McPherson strut in the front part and rear suspension with transverse escalated inline four engines which are common to the present three generations of this Toyota MR2. Each generation is different to each other in a great way when compared to the next in main parts.

Family relevant vehicle

No one expected such a small and light Toyota MR2 model from Toyota which is famous for its economical and comfortable family vehicle. Its two seat arrangement was absolutely not useful and convenient as a best family vehicle nor was it planned to be designed with style and sporty look as the main priority. The mid engine Runabout moniker is two seater, was more important than selling tool. Mainly, it was the fundamental design of the company. The lines which were folded and angular in form suggested origami paper figure. The other cars like Lancia Beta Montecarlo, exotic Lancia Stratos and fiat X1/9 were produced in the early 70’s and 80’s with similar concept and design. And more interestingly, its important features are light body with 2,095 LB in Japan, 2,350 lb in United States with light powered, superior handling and small disarticulation engine in it. In fact this vehicle is referred as AW11 submitting chassis code as the most common 1.6 liters engine with a version.

Engine and performance

Being a power plant, Toyota selected the use of natural aspirated 4A-GE 1,587 cc inline 4 engines, 4 valves per cylinder engine and a dual overhead cam. Later the Japanese model cars were down rated to 88Kw, 118 hp. earlier the engine has been introduced with the AE86 Corolla in order to get lot of publicity from the consumers in a positive way.

Speed of engine

A four speed automatic engine and a five speed manual transmission were common to this model. It delivered 0-6- mph in the time of 8 seconds range and 1.4 miles in the time of 16 seconds range. It is faster than the 4 cylinder fiat X1/9 or Pontiac Fiero. In the abode market, AW10 was offered as base model which utilized economical 1452 cc 3A u rated engine at 61 kwatts and this feature attracted some interested buyers towards it.

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Technical Characteristics of Toyota MR2

Technical Characteristics of 2002 Toyota MR2 ZZW30 produced by Toyota (JP).

Body Type Drop-head coupe (cabriolet; convertible) 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight 1030 Kg
Length 3895 mm
Height 1240 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm
Front Track 1475 mm
Rear Track 1460 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 48 liters
Engine location n/a
Engine alignment unknown
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion
Fuel Supply System EFi
Max Power 139HP (102 kW) @ 6400 rpm
Max Torque 170Nm @ 4400 rpm
CO2 Emissions 178 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1794 cc
Bore 79 mm
Stroke 91 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres 185/55 R 15 / 215/45 R 16
Suspension Front I.MS.
Suspension Rear I.MS.DualLi.ARB.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 8 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 7.8 l/100km
Road 5.3 l/100km
Mixt 6.2 l/100km