Key facts

Toyota Starlet 1200 GL, 1980 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3754 mm
How heavy?
695 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1166 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
57 PS / 56 bhp / 42 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
84 Nm / 62 / 8.6 kgm @ 3800 rpm


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1980 Toyota Starlet 1200 GL technical specifications


The Toyota Starlet 1200 GL is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the engine positioned in the front, and a 3 door hatchback body.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.2 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 56 bhp (57 PS/42 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 84 N·m (62 lb·ft/8.6 kgm) at 3800 rpm.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Stated weight at the kerb is 695 kg.
1980 Toyota Starlet 1200 GL data
Toyota Starlet 1200 GL, 1980 MY data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2301 90.6
Track/tread (front) 1290 50.8
Track/tread (rear) 1275 50.2
Length 3754 147.8
Width 1524 60
Height 1379 54.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 695 kg 1532 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Toyota
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1166 cc
(71.154 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 75 × 66 mm
2.95 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 57 PS (56 bhp) (42 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 48 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 84 Nm (62 ft·lb) (8.6 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque 72.04 Nm/litre
0.87 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Aisian carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 905.3 kPa (131.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 291.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 81.7 PS/g
60.09 kW/g
80.58 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.64 kg/kW
27.8 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension LA.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.87
Final drive ratio 3.91
general ID37950
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Toyota Starlet 1200 GL added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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