Key facts

Toyota Corona GT Sedan, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4440 mm
How heavy?
1120 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1968 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
135 PS / 133 bhp / 99 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
172 Nm / 127 / 17.5 kgm @ 4800 rpm
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 mph


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1979 Toyota Corona GT Sedan technical specifications


The Toyota Corona GT Sedan is a 4 door saloon (sedan) style car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 133 bhp (135 PS/99 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 172 N·m (127 lb·ft/17.5 kgm) at 4800 rpm.
This power is transferred to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1120 kg.
It is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 180 km/h (112 mph).
1979 Toyota Corona GT Sedan data
Toyota Corona GT Sedan, 1979 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2520 99.2
Track/tread (front) 1350 53.1
Track/tread (rear) 1350 53.1
Length 4440 174.8
Width 1640 64.6
Height 1400 55.1
Ground clearance 165 6.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1120 kg 2469 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 61 litres 13.4 UK Gal 16.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Toyota
Engine code 1BR-GEU
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1968 cc
(120.095 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.5 × 80 mm
3.48 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
135 PS (133 bhp) (99 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
67.6 bhp/litre
1.11 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
172 Nm (127 ft·lb) (17.5 kgm)
at 4800 rpm
Specific torque
87.4 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system Bo-Denso fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1098.3 kPa (159.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 492 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 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 120.4 PS/g
88.55 kW/g
118.75 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.29 kg/kW
18.86 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
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock 3.900
Turning circle 10.80 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.RA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio 4.10
general ID36135
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Toyota Corona GT Sedan added 1999-08-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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