Cars That Have a Capacity of 1.6 Liters

by Don Kress

Engines displacing 1,600 cubic centimeters or 1.6 liters have had a long history with automakers both in Europe and in Japan. The engines have a good balance between light weight and power, making them exceptional power plants for small cars. In some cases, such as with the Mini Cooper, these engines can produce in excess of 180 horsepower when fitted with forced-induction systems and still return the kind of fuel economy numbers that consumers expect from four-cylinder engines.

2011 Mini Countryman Cooper 1.6

The 2011 Mini Countryman Cooper features an aluminum alloy engine mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Although 1.6L engines have been used in the new Mini Cooper cars since their reintroduction, the Countryman Cooper is the newest in the lineup, featuring 41.3 cubic feet of cargo room. The Countryman S version features a 1.6L turbocharged engine which produces 181 horsepower.

1999 Acura 1.6 EL

The Acura 1.6 EL is a mid-level luxury car offered in Canada. The 1.6L engine produces 127 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque and has two available transmissions, a five speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. There are three distinct trim levels available for the Acura 1.6 EL. The base version is the SE fitted with the five-speed manual. Stepping up to the Sport EL buys you additional standard comfort items as well as stiffer, sportier suspension setup, and the premium package includes the automatic transmission as well as the suspension package included in the Sport version of the car.

1988-2000 Honda Civic 1.6 Vtech

Honda's long lived 1.6L Vtech Civics were extraordinarily popular cars when new, and the 1.6L engine is still popular today among enthusiasts. These engines are known to enthusiasts as the D16 or B16 engine with the most powerful being the B16 engines found in Honda Civics built for Japanese market. Other 1.6L Vtech Civics built from 1988 until 2000 featured the 1.6L Vtech engine, most producing between 100 and as much as 160 horsepower in unmodified form.

1995-1999 Nissan Sentra 1.6

From 1995 until 1999, the 1.6L Nissan Sentra was offered by American Nissan dealerships. The car featured the 1.6L engine rated to 115 horsepower and 108 pound-feet of torque. Offered in four-door trim, the Sentra was an entry level car for Nissan, and it's 1.6L engine the base engine for the platform. A five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic was offered throughout the production run of the car for all engine sizes. The 1995 Sentra was the first Nissan Sentra to utilize a torsion beam rear suspension setup rather than its previous independent rear suspension.

About the Author

Don Kress began writing professionally in 2006, specializing in automotive technology for various websites. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified technician since 2003, he has worked as a painter and currently owns his own automotive service business in Georgia. Kress attended the University of Akron, Ohio, earning an associate degree in business management in 2000.

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