AE111 Corolla Levin / Sprinter Trueno (Import)
The seventh and last generation of the Levin / Trueno, manufactured from June 1995 to August 2000 whilst similar to the AE112 has numerous changes to provide a sporty driving experience to the driver. The Levin / Trueno was available in 5 different models the FZ, XZ, BZ-G, BZ-V, and BZ-R only the BZ-G, BZ-V, and BZ-R featuring the 4A-GE 20V "Blacktop" were able to be imported. The "Blacktop" 4A-GE 20V featured improvements over the last generation in the AE101 which included an increase in compression ratio raising the compression to 11:1, replacement of the air flow sensor with a MAP sensor, and changes to the top end of the engine bringing the total power output to 121 kW at 7,800 rpm and an increase of torque to 162 Nm at 5,600 rpm. Whilst obscure and rare in Australia they have a cult following and can been seen on streets on the odd occasion, they are some of the few cars that use Toyota's Super Strut Suspension which has them renowned as some of the best handling cars ever made.
The base model FZ came standard with the 1.5L 5A-FE which produces 75 kW at 5,600 rpm and 138 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. Running on 13" steel wheels with drum brakes on the rear, and only a rear sway bar. Standard features included a 4 spoke urethane steering wheel, tyre pressure monitoring system, basic sports seats, and a 2 speaker sound system from the factory. Alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, sunroof, rear wiper, fog lights, central locking, and air conditioning were available as factory / dealer options.
Improving from the FZ the XZ increased engine size to 1.6L utilising the 4A-FE which produced 80 kW at 5,800 rpm and 149 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. Improvements over the FZ were 14" steel wheels, both front and rear sway bars, 4 speaker stereo, and air conditioning as standard along side a few other small improvements to the cabin for the driver. Factory / dealer options that were not available on the FZ but were available on the XZ were the Levin Super Live Sound System, and automatic air conditioning.
Yielding a significant improvement in performance over the previous two models thanks to the inclusion of the 4A-GE 20V this is the first model that is eligible for import into Australia. Apart from the performance increase thanks to the engine the BZ-G also featured rear disc brakes, 3 spoke leather steering wheel, fog lights, retractable mirrors, and sport seats as standard. A large rear spoiler and Recaro seats were available as factory / dealer options as well most of the previously available options on the XZ and FZ.
The top tier BZ-R model retains the same engine as the BZ-G as well as 15" inch alloy wheels, Super Strut Suspension, twin pot front brake calipers, linear steering rack, large rear spoiler, privacy glass, and 6 speaker stereo. Almost all factory / dealer options available for the BZ-R were also available for the BZ-G which means it is possible for a BZ-G to be identical to the BZ-R except for the 15" alloy wheels, 6 speaker stereo, and privacy glass.
BZ-V / BZ-R V
Whilst similar to the BZ-G / BZ-R the V model variants are comparable in power train but have features removed to save weight, leaving the car in a more "race" ready state. Compared to the BZ-R the BZ-V model comes standard with 15" steel wheels, no fog lights, no privacy glass, different sun visor configuration, and a 2 speaker stereo. Other quality of life items in the cabin were not included.
Full specifications: AE111 Specifications
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