Lotus Excel 1982-1992


May 23, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Lotus Excel SE (1985-1992)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
135
0-60 mph
6.8
0-100 mph
20.4
1/4 mile
15.1
BHP
180 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
165 @5000rpm
BHP per ton
153
MPG UK/US
22/18
Engine capacity CC/CU
2174/133
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.9:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
172.4
Width (in)
71.6
Height (in)
47.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2582
Additional Info: The base Excel model has 160bhp and was available from 1982 and gets to 60 in just over 7 secs with a 5 speed manual. Automatics are known as the Excel SA (1986-1992), they have the same 180bhp engine as the SE, but gets to 60 in a much slower time of around 8.3 secs. Revised bodywork in 1984 and further improvements were made to the chassis/suspension and styling in 1989.

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