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Sterling 827
Sterling 827
Image Source: Austin Rover Group Ltd.

1989 Sterling 827 S
USA Sales: 5,907 units (all Sterlings)
Front-wheel-drive

Price List
S 4-door sedan - $23,300
SL 4-door sedan - $29,675
SLi 5-door sedan - $29,675
160 horsepower 2.7 litre V6 engine
5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission
EPA Mileage: 18/23 mpg
Built in Great britain by Austin Rover
108.6 inch wheelbase / 188.8 inch length
3,097 pound weight
15 inch tires
The Sterling was an attempt by Austin Rover to return to the U.S. Market. The Sterling was based heavily on the Honda-Acura Legend. Unlike the Legend, the Sterling was plagued by poor reliability and reviews. For 1989 a larger 2.7 litre engine replaced the 2.5 litre, creating the 827 model (prior to the 825). In Europe several versions of the Sterling were sold as the Rover 800 sedan. The Sterling would continue in the U.S. for another year before pulling out forever.

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