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Volkswagen 1600 A

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Volkswagen 1600 A

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in, 33.6 kW / 45.1 hp / 45.1 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 125 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1972
Model1600 AIssued until
Serie1600Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4340 mm / 170.9 in / 170.9 inTotal (curb) weight975 kg / 2150 lb / 2150 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)39.6 % / 39.6 % / 39.6 %
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 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 Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity373.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power33.6 kW / 45.1 hp / 45.1 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.2 kW / 8.3 hp / 8.3 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output22.5 kW/l / 0.495 bhp/cu in / 0.495 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.0 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.89
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)15.00 s / 15.00 s / 15.00 sTop (maximal) speed125 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio46.1 kW/ton / 35.0 bhp/ton / 35.0 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle11.2 m / 36.7 ft / 36.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Swinging long trailing arm, Torsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen 1600 A

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