Installation: Front-mounted, transverse.
Capacity: 1596 cc
Cylinders: 4 in-line.
Bore/stroke: 79.96 mm x 79.52 mm (3.15 inch × 3.13 inch)
Compression ratio: 8.2:1
Block: Cast iron.
Cylinder head: Alloy.
Valves: Two per cylinder, operated by belt driven single overhead camshaft with hydrulic lifters with rocker arm.
Max power: 132 bhp @ 5750 rpm.
Max torque: 132 lbf.ft (180 nm) @ 2750 rpm.
Turbo: Garrett AiResearch T3 – Water and oil cooled.
Intercooler: Front mounted.
Fuel injection: Bosch KE-jetronic with 2 ecu’s (Engine Control Unit). One for boost pressure and one for ignition.
In 1988 the engine came with a knock sensor. Fitted in the right side of the inlet manifold. (green plug)