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Sprite LE


Mini Sprite LE (1983)

SUMMARY
The Sprite was the first of many LEs that were to become a regular fixture throughout the '80s.

PRODUCTION
Production dates 1983
Price at launch £3334
Total Production 2500
Chassis numbers




TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine 998cc four-cylinder OHV, single SU carb
Engine designation A+
Bore/stroke 64.59x76.2mm
Compression ratio 10.3:1


Power output 40bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 50lb.ft @ 2500rpm

        
Transmission Four-speed manual
Final drive 2.95
Brakes Drums all-round
Suspension Rubber cone
Wheels 5x10 Mini Special alloys
Wheelbase 80.1-inches
Length 120.25-inches
Width 55.5-inches
Height 53-inches
Tyres Dunlop LRR 165/70 SR-10
Colours Cinnabar Red or Primula Yellow


PERFORMANCE
Maximum Speed 82mph
0-60mph 17.5secs
Average fuel consumption 40mpg


NOTABLE FEATURES

Black side stripes with Sprite logo

Mini Special wheels

Side vents

Three-clock binnacle

Black PVC head restraints

Grey herringbone pattern seat

Four-spoke steering wheel

Twin door mirrors