Key facts

Toyota Corolla Coupé SL 1500, 1979 MY E-AE70-ECMSS information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4105 mm
How heavy?
860 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1453 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
80 PS / 79 bhp / 59 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
116 Nm / 86 / 11.8 kgm @ 3600 rpm


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1979 Toyota Corolla Coupé SL 1500 technical specifications


This car has a 2 door coupé type body with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.5 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 79 bhp (80 PS/59 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 116 N·m (86 lb·ft/11.8 kgm) at 3600 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 860 kg.
1979 Toyota Corolla Coupé SL 1500 data
Toyota Corolla Coupé SL 1500, 1979 MY E-AE70-ECMSS data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1320 52
Track/tread (rear) 1335 52.6
Length 4105 161.6
Width 1625 64
Height 1325 52.2
Ground clearance 155 6.1
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 860 kg 1896 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Toyota
Engine code 3A-U
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1453 cc
(88.668 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77.5 × 77 mm
3.05 × 3.03 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.01
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(JIS net)
80 PS (79 bhp) (59 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(JIS net)
54.4 bhp/litre
0.89 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(JIS net)
116 Nm (86 ft·lb) (11.8 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(JIS net)
79.83 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1003.2 kPa (145.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 363.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 93.14 PS/g
68.5 kW/g
91.86 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.6 kg/kW
24.38 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 front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.15-13-4PR
Tyres rear 6.15-13-4PR
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.87
Final drive ratio 3.91
general ID349195
Production total
Model code E-AE70-ECMSS
Model family
RAC rating 14.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Toyota Corolla Coupé SL 1500 added 2013-07-28.
Last modified 2013-07-28.

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