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Volkswagen Golf 1.5

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Volkswagen Golf 1.5

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1471 cm3 / 89.8 cu in / 89.8 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 82.0 N·m / 60.5 lb·ft / 60.5 lb·ft, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1974
ModelGolf 1.5Issued until
SerieGolf 1Number made
Model familyGolf Mark 1Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerItaldesignCargo capacity (volume)347 l / 12.25 cu ft / 12.25 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3708 mm / 146.0 in / 146.0 inTotal (curb) weight900 kg / 1984 lb / 1984 lb
Width1613 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1391 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.55  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
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 constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1471 cm3 / 89.8 cu in / 89.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity367.75 cm3/cylinder / 22.441 cu in/cylinder / 22.441 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque82.0 N·m / 60.5 lb·ft / 60.5 lb·ft at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.2 kW / 40.6 hp / 40.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.5 kW/l / 0.780 bhp/cu in / 0.780 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque55.7 N·m/l / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.97
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio78.9 kW/ton / 59.8 bhp/ton / 59.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h12.50 s / 12.50 s / 12.50 sFuel 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 locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strutSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf 1.5

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