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Volkswagen K70

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Volkswagen K70

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1605 cm3 / 97.9 cu in / 97.9 cu in, 55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph top speed, consumption 6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1970
ModelK70Issued until
SerieK70Number made210082
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4420 mm / 174.0 in / 174.0 inTotal (curb) weight1050 kg / 2315 lb / 2315 lb
Width1685 mm / 66.3 in / 66.3 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2690 mm / 105.9 in / 105.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance136 mm / 5.4 in / 5.4 inFuel capacity52 l / 11.4 UK gal / 13.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1605 cm3 / 97.9 cu in / 97.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity401.25 cm3/cylinder / 24.486 cu in/cylinder / 24.486 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.3 kW / 12.5 hp / 12.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.765 bhp/cu in / 0.765 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.6 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.91
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.63

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)11.00 s / 11.00 s / 11.00 sTop (maximal) speed148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio71.4 kW/ton / 54.1 bhp/ton / 54.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions138 g/km / 222 g/mi / 222 g/mi
  Range800 km / 497 mi / 497 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Semi-trailing arm, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear195/65-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen K70

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