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Volkswagen Golf L Diesel

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Volkswagen Golf L Diesel

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1471 cm3 / 89.8 cu in / 89.8 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 80.0 N·m / 59.0 lb·ft / 59.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1978
ModelGolf L DieselIssued 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)3630 l / 128.19 cu ft / 128.19 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3721 mm / 146.5 in / 146.5 inTotal (curb) weight830 kg / 1830 lb / 1830 lb
Width1613 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1389 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 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)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 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 constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
FueldieselStroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyBo diesel inj.Engine 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 ratio23.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque80.0 N·m / 59.0 lb·ft / 59.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.4 kW/l / 0.557 bhp/cu in / 0.557 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque54.4 N·m/l / 0.48 lb·ft/cu in / 0.48 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) speed138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)14.90 s / 14.90 s / 14.90 sPower-to-weight ratio60.2 kW/ton / 45.6 bhp/ton / 45.6 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 locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf L Diesel

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