Technical Data (80 Saloon 1.6)

Engine & Transmission

 Engine Type 4 cylinder in-line with 5 bearing crankshaft, alloy cylinder head, single belt driven OHC, hydraulic tappets, 3 way catalytic convertor with lambda probe, fuel vapour retention system
Bore x stroke (mm)

81.0 x 77.4 mm

Displacement (c.c.) 1595 cm3
Max. Power bhp (kW) 100 bhp (74kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max. torque Nm (lb.ft) 96 lb ft (130 Nm) @ 3200 rpm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Mixture Control Multi point electronic fuel injection, fully electronic ignition system
Transmission 5 speed manual gearbox, single hydraulically operated clutch
Suspension Front and rear through coil springs with telescopic dampers; all elements combined in spring struts; front MacPherson struts and lower wishbones; Torsion beam rear axle with suspension struts; front and rear anti-roll bars.
Steering Rack and pinion steering with power assistance; safety steering column with disconnecting element, Pro-con Ten safety system
Braking System Diagonal dual circuit braking system (split front and rear) with disc brakes front and rear, vacuum brake servo, brake pressure regulator, electronic anti-lock braking system.


Fully galvanised unitary construction all steel body with deformation zones front and rear. 0.29 Cd


Length/Width/Height mm 4482/1695/1406
Wheelbase mm 2612
Track front/rear mm 1448/1471
Ground clearance mm (in) 136
Turning circle m 11.2
Seating area (m2) 2.59
Luggage Space UDA litres 430
Fuel Tank Capacity litres (Imp. Gals.) 66 (14.5)
Wheel size 6J x 15
Tyre size 195/65 R15V radial ply
Alternator 70A


Unladen weight Kg 1230
Gross weight limit Kg 1690
Axle load limits front/rear Kg 1000/900
Trailer load limits Kg

 - braked 10% gradient

 - unbraked





Top Speed 113 mph
0-62 mph 13.4 sec

Fuel Consumption

(acc to Passenger car fuel consumption order 1983)

SUDC mpg

@ 56 mph

@ 75 mph

Fuel type





Premium Unleaded 95 RON min.