Toyota Sprinter Marino

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Toyota Sprinter Marino
Toyota Sprinter Marino
ManufacturerToyota
Production1992–1998
PredecessorToyota Sprinter Cielo
RelatedToyota Corolla Ceres
ManualService Manual

The Toyota Sprinter Marino is a four-door hardtop version of the GT-APEX Trueno produced between 1992 - 1998 for sale in the Japanese Domestic Market. Unlike the less powerful models the GT model has twin exhaust pipes, identical to GT-APEX Trueno 20V 4AGE models and has an interior identical to that of the AE100 series Toyota Sprinter GT-APEX Trueno. The Marino is a common sight in New Zealand, because of the country's high volumes of imported vehicles and was discontinued in 1998.

Features of the Toyota Sprinter Marino

Engine

The Toyota SprinterMarino has a 1587 cc Twin Cam 20 Valve DOHC Silver Top 4AGE .The engine produces 165hp (at 7500 rpm)which is very good for the size of the engine. The Silver Top 20v 4AGE is the 2nd most powerful of the high performance 4AGE Toyota motors ever made only beaten by the Black Top 4AGE which is around 15 hp more powerful. Another significant difference between the black top and silver top 4AGE is the former has MAP sensor (Manifold Air Pressure sensor) which is absent in the silver top 4AGE. It is a high reving engine, not red at 8000 rpm and can handle over 10,000 rpm without thinking twice however it has a limiter which cuts the power when it reaches over 9000 rpm.

Body

The Marino is a 4-door hard top with 4 main seats however has a 5th seat in the back that can be used for small children. The Marino GT comes with a mandatory feature of a rear spoiler.

Safety

A driver's airbag was available after 1995. Automatic door locking was a mandatory feature on the vehicle in its first year of production (1991) - as per Japanese vehicular law (1991) whereby all Japanese manufactured vehicles for the JDM must lock all doors at 18 km/h.

Trim

  • Marino X - 4AFE - 5SPD MAN, 4SPD AUTO ECTS option available on A/T
  • Marino X-Limited - 4AFE - 5SPD MAN, 4SPD AUTO ECTS option available on A/T
  • Marino GT - 20V 4AGE - 5SPD MAN, 4SPD AUTO ECTS option available on A/T

Performance

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.6 seconds
Standing quarter mile: 14.9 seconds, 155 km/h
Top speed: 278 km/h

Transmission

Specially developed 5-speed manual gearbox as well as an Automatic version L.S.D (limited slip differential).

Gear ratio

  • 1st gear: 60 km/h
  • 2nd gear: 120 km/h
  • 3rd gear: 170 km/h
  • 4th gear: 210 km/h
  • 5th gear: 240 km/h
  • Reverse gear: 253kmh