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4-door 5-seater saloon.

From the screen back this used the 140 series shell, but with new overhead cam engines, MacPherson strut suspension and shovel-nose styling up front. The first diesel types (VW powered by the way) came in 1979, and turbo-charging in 181. Myriad small, and not so small, style, handling and power changes over the years, and still very much with us. Power ranging front 97bhp for single-carb 2-litre, through 140bhp for injected GLT type, and on to 155bhp for turbocharged unit. 82bhp diesel model never sold here. Like the 140 series, indestructible if cared for.

Technical Specifications

1986cc/2127cc/2315cc.2127cc turbocharged (S4 OC)/2383cc Diesel (S6 OC) 
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1974 to 1993  
Number produced:
still in production, over 3,000,000 all 240 family types by end 1988