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Modification RS, september 1997



Body typeHardtop
TransmissionE-4AT (7 position electronic control 4 speed full automatic)
Displacement, cc1994
Price of new car, thousands yen (Tokyo area)2763 (~$23000)



Exterior dimensions (LxWxH), mm4605 x 1695 x 1405
Interior dimensions (LxWxH), mm2010 x 1415 x 1155
Wheel base, mm2630
Treads (F/R), mm1470 / 1460
Ground clearance, mm160
Curb vehicle weight, kg1410
Gross vehicle weight, kg
Seating capacity, persons5
Doors number4
Min.turning radius, m5.6
Fuel tank capacity, l60


Displacement, cc1994
Engine modelEJ20
Max.power (Net), kw(PS)/rpm260 ps (191.23 kw) / 6500 rpm
Max.torque(Net), N*m(kg*m)/rpm32.5 kg*m (318.72 N*m) / 5000 rpm
Power density5.42
Engine typeHorizontal opposition 4 cylinder DOHC16 valve twin turbo
Engine informationBOXERMASTER-4 4 cam
Fuel systemEGI= electronic gasoline injection (multiple point injection)
TurbochargerTwin Turbo
Fuel typeUnleaded premium gasoline
LEV system (Low emission vehicle)No
Compression ratio9
Bore, mm92
Stroke, mm75
Final gear ratio
Fuel consumption at 10-15 modes, l/100km9.8
Fuel consumption at 60 km/h, l/100km


Power steeringYes
Tires size, front215/45R17
Tires size rear215/45r17
Braking system, frontVentilated disk
Braking system, rearVentilated disk
Suspension system, frontStrut type independent suspension
Suspension system, rearStrut type independent suspension



Sunroof / Moonroofo
Front fog lampy
Rear fog lampn
Xenon headlight (Discharge lamp)n
Projector headlighty
Rear wipery
Front spoilery
Rear or roof spoilery
ABS (Antilock brake system)y
TCS (Traction control system)n
LSD (Limited slip differential)y
Privacy glassn
UV cutting glassn
Aluminium wheel17 inch standard


Air conditionerFull automatic
Wood panelo
Cruise controln
Centralized door locky
Power windowy
Steering wheel telescopicn
Steering wheel tilty
Leather steering wheely
Power front seatn
Power rear seatn
Leather seatn
Falling down type rear seatDivided type
Child seat fixed with seat belty
Rear ELR3 point seat belt y
Front seat pretensioner seat beltn
Fourth limited front seat beltn
Side impact bary
Airbag (Driver)y
Airbag (Passenger)o
Airbag (Side)n
Audio deckAM/FM radio equipped cassette player
Car navigation systemn

y - present n - not present o - option


Color spectrumColor
 Black mica
 Pure white
 Cashmere yellow
 Redp red mica
 Royal blue mica

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