Key facts

1979 Toyota Corolla 1600 Liftback information summary

What body style?
fastback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4105 mm
How heavy?
941 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1589 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
76 PS / 75 bhp / 56 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
115 Nm / 85 / 11.7 kgm @ 3800 rpm


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1979 Toyota Corolla 1600 Liftback technical specifications


Toyota Corolla 1600 Liftback is an automobile that has a 3 door fastback type body with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 1.6 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 75 bhp (76 PS/56 kW) at 5200 rpm and 115 N·m (85 lb·ft/11.7 kgm) at 3800 rpm respectively.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The stated weight at the kerb is 941 kg.
1979 Toyota Corolla 1600 Liftback data
1979 Toyota Corolla 1600 Liftback data
Body type4/5 seater fastback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1326 52.2
Track/tread (rear) 1336 52.6
Length 4105 161.6
Width 1626 64
Height 1341 52.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 941 kg 2075 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
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1589 cc
(96.967 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85 × 70 mm
3.35 × 2.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 76 PS (75 bhp) (56 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 47.2 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 115 Nm (85 ft·lb) (11.7 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque 72.37 Nm/litre
0.87 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Ai carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 909.5 kPa (131.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 397.25 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 80.81 PS/g
59.43 kW/g
79.7 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.83 kg/kW
28.1 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
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 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.91
general ID54868
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Toyota Corolla 1600 Liftback added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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