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TOYOTA MR2 Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 1985
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

1990 - 2000

The rear-wheel-drive sports car MR2 was a two-seat, mid-engined car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota. The first generation was released in 1984 and it was in 1990 when the 2nd generation was unveiled to the public. The exterior design of the MR2 was refreshed, the car got larger and its weight was also increased. The new MR2 was equipped with new engines and a more spacious, luxurious cabin. The new exterior lines the MR2 looked similar to the ones on the Ferrari, reason why some considered the MR2 to be the less expensive version of a Ferrari. THe MR2 was sold all ...

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gasoline engines:

  TOYOTA MR2 2.0L 4AT (156 HP)

  TOYOTA MR2 2.0L 5MT (156 HP)

  TOYOTA MR2 2.0L 5MT (175 HP)

  TOYOTA MR2 2.2i 16V 4AT (136 HP)

  TOYOTA MR2 2.2i 16V 5MT (136 HP)

 

1985 - 1990

After the failure of Fiat X1/9 and the Porsche 914, Toyota tried its muscles with a mid-engine, light car, sports car for the masses. It was the first-gen MR2, launched in 1984. Despite its uninspired name, that meant: Mid-engine, Rear-wheel-drive, 2-seat, the MR2 was sold well all over the world. In French-speaking countries, it was named only MR, since the MR2 sounded very close to the word “merde” (go-ahead, google it). But the car was the exact opposite of that. Its boxy-shape with not a curved line in its bodywork was somehow appreciated by the market. In the mid-'80s, Toyota...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  TOYOTA MR2 1.6L 5MT (116 HP)

  TOYOTA MR2 1.6L 5MT (124 HP)