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B12 Nissan Sunny RZ-1 Nismo

Postby carfreak » April 26th, 2009, 11:18 pm

While the B12 Sunny had many variations in its lineup, the most coveted model was the RZ-1 Nismo. It was a 2-door coupe which - to some may have been a little bizarre - used an NA 1.6L engine instead of the E15ET turbo offered in the RZ-1 Turbo Type A and B.

While there is some debate whether there is any meaning behind the various alphanumeric designations Nissan gives it’s cars, the Sunny’s RZ-1 designation does in fact have a meaning. The R stands for ‘Runabout’, the Z stands for ‘Zentih’ and the number stands for ‘Number 1 in it’s class’. The Nismo tag was justified too… well actually the Nismo additions were limited to special Nismo black paint, Nismo striping, white dials, a Nismo leather bound steering wheel and much firmer suspension which made a world of difference compared to the standard RZ-1. The RZ-1’s styling was textbook 80’s, with blister fenders and wrap around rear glass emphasising the boxy wedged shape. It was styled along the same lines as its bigger cousin, the R30 Skyline coupe, which with the two-tone red/black paintwork and front fender canards does a good impression of the famous Machine RS-2 Skyline

First released in February 1986 with the SOHC 1.5L E15S (NA) and E15ET (turbo) engines, the turbo version of the Sunny RZ-1 was an instant success owing to it’s relatively cheap price and decent performance compared to others in its class such as the Honda Ballade CR-X. The 1.5L powerplants were to be joined just 6 months later by the brand new and more powerful CA16DE, with 20ps more power and only 2kg/m less torque than the turbocharged E15. The CA16DE really was a huge step ahead for Nissan in the hotly contested 1.6L class, and the equal of the acclaimed ZC 1600cc engine from Honda and 4A-GEU from Toyota. The E15 engines were dropped altogether in September 1987 in favour of the GS15S.
By 1988, the RZ-1 was looking rather dated, as new cars such as Nissans S13 ‘Art Force’ Silvia were ushering in new rounded and sleek styling for the 1990’s. Sunny RZ-1 production stopped in December 1989 to be replaced in January 1990 by the B13 NX Coupe. The 1986-89 Sunny RZ-1 sold for 1,250,000 - 1,818,000 yen.

Make: Nissan
Model: Sunny RZ-1 Nismo
Chassis: E-EB12
Total Length/Width/Height (mm): 4230/1665/1335
Wheelbase: 2430mm
Weight: 1040kg (MT)
Engine: CA16DE
Max power: 120ps
Max torque: 14.0kg/m
Transmission: 5-speed manual/4 speed auto
Front suspension: Strut
Rear suspesion: Parallel link strut
Tires: 185/60R14

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Postby THE SYNDICATE » April 27th, 2009, 6:50 am

nissan FTW :P

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Postby honda hoe » April 27th, 2009, 9:05 am

:pics:

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Postby QG » April 27th, 2009, 2:43 pm

Your info is correct...lol

CA16DE was Front wheel drive also (FF)

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Postby QG » April 27th, 2009, 2:45 pm

honda hoe,

I got a lil pic of the CA18DE :( :|

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Postby honda hoe » April 27th, 2009, 3:51 pm

QG, :?

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Postby Dave » April 27th, 2009, 4:07 pm

The brakes also was different.
Standard b12 discs in back with the baby AD18V's in front.
9.5" with the bigger pad like the B13 GTS but smaller rotor vs the B13 GTS(9.8 vs 9.5")

FYI....

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Postby QG » April 27th, 2009, 8:03 pm

honda hoe wrote:QG, :?




oops..i forgot to paste :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_CA_engine

and here it is lol

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Postby ramishrrr » April 27th, 2009, 9:39 pm

There is a woman who goes to Petrotrin's Learning Centre every evening to the aerobics class. She drives one of those there cars, RZ1.

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Postby infared » April 27th, 2009, 10:08 pm

http://www.7tune.com/b12-nissan-sunny-rz-1-nismo/


same thing? the site also has some nice other articles.

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Postby Tigroo.t » May 8th, 2009, 8:36 pm

Hello every body , I'm Tigroo.t and i fan of Nissan Sunny coupé.
I am the founder of the forum http://www.sunnycoupe.com in France.

That this model named differently according to country:
in Europe : Nissan Sunny coupé
in Japan : Nissan RZ-1
in Mexico : Hikari coupe
in England : Nissan ZX
in United-States : Sentra coupé
and in Thailand : Sentra RZ-1


I find this post and your forum by doing a Google search on the B12 as I do very often

I present you some of my cars, all of the Sunny coupé, CA18DE inside, the last model of RZ-1 , in EU only:


La Noir , 139000Km :

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La Rouge et Noir, 145000Km:

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La Rouge , 78000Km :

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La Blanche, 366000Km :

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My English is not very good, sorry, I use a translator

If you want imformation on this model of nissan, I invite you to join us on Sunnycoupe.com

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Postby raulinho » July 11th, 2009, 3:16 pm

hi everyone:
i have a nissan hikari, the one on the pic :)
i wonder if anyone have the manual of this model?
i only have found a manual for the nissan sentra b12 (4 doors)

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please, if someone has it, can u send it to mi email?? raul_mclaren@hotmail.com

thnx

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Postby 7143 » July 18th, 2009, 2:05 pm

daz not the same thing?anyways dat car waz real wicked.....

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