Key facts

1990 Toyota MR2 SW20 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4181 mm
How heavy?
1265 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
121 PS / 119 bhp / 89 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
176 Nm / 130 / 17.9 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.3 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph


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1990 Toyota MR2 technical specifications


The Toyota MR2 is a coupé with 2 doors and a mid mounted engine which delivers its power through the rear wheels.
The MR2 is part of Toyota's SW20 model series.
The 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that has an output of 119 bhp (121 PS/89 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 176 N·m (130 lb·ft/17.9 kgm) at 4400 rpm.
A 5 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 1265 kg.
Maximum speed stated is 200 km/h or 124 mph.
1990 Toyota MR2 data
1990 Toyota MR2 SW20 data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1471 57.9
Track/tread (rear) 1450 57.1
Length 4181 164.6
Width 1700 66.9
Height 1240 48.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1265 kg 2789 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Toyota
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1998 cc
(121.925 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 86 mm
3.39 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 121 PS (119 bhp) (89 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 59.6 bhp/litre
0.98 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 176 Nm (130 ft·lb) (17.9 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque 88.09 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1106.9 kPa (160.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 95.38 PS/g
70.15 kW/g
94.07 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.26 kg/kW
23.81 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position mid
Engine layout unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID15686
Production total
Model code
Model family SW20
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 Toyota MR2 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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