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1984-1990 ROVER 213/216 specifications


The viking longship had traditionally been the preserve of large cars, so when the Honda Ballade- based Rover 213 hit the market in 1984, it came as a bit of a shock. But it didn’t take long for the word to get out – here was a Rover that was reliable and efficient, and within months of going on sale, the 213 was selling like hot cakes. The range was extended in 1985 to include a locally-produced 1.6-litre engine, which was also available in fuel injected form for the Vitesse version. All round reliability was excellent, but suffered from horrendous rot all over. Not many left.

Production

  • Production:
    418,367
  • Price at launch:
    £5,545
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,200
  • Price (good):
    £700
  • Price (average):
    £450
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    13.5secs
  • Top speed:
    104.0mph
  • Power:
    72.0bhp
  • Torque:
    82.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    890kgs

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