Calibra 2.0 litre Coupe
|The Calibra covered by this
manual was first introduced to the UK market in June 1990. The engine
and other mechanical components are based on the Cavalier, but the
bodywork has been redesigned for improved aerodynamics with a drag
coefficient of only 0.26, lower than any other production four-seater in
the world when it was introduced. This manual covers models with
non-turbo petrol engines and front-wheel-drive. Turbo and four-wheel
drive is available on certain other models.
The engines covered in this manual are:
|Service and Repair Manual
written by Mike Gascoigne
and published by Haynes.
ISBN 1 85960 502 8
All the engines are of well-proven design and, provided regular maintenance is carried out, are unlikely to give trouble. The body styles are all Coupe, and the DTM model introduced in 1995 is fitted with a rear spoiler and a lowered sports suspension. Five-speed manual transmission is available on all models, and four-speed automatic transmission is available as an option on C20NE and X20XEV models. A wide range of standard and optional equipment is available within the Calibra range to suit most tastes. Safety features include a full-size drivers airbag from 1993, and a passenger airbag from 1994. Anti-lock braking is fitted as standard to all models. For the home mechanic, the Calibra is a straightforward vehicle to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible.
Mike Gascoigne, Write_on
Photo courtesy of Haynes Publishing