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Volkswagen Derby

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Volkswagen Derby

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 895 cm3 / 54.6 cu in / 54.6 cu in, 29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 61.0 N·m / 45.0 lb·ft / 45.0 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 132 km/h / 82 mph / 82 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1979
ModelDerbyIssued until
SerieDerbyNumber made
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)3640 l / 128.55 cu ft / 128.55 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3870 mm / 152.4 in / 152.4 inTotal (curb) weight700 kg / 1543 lb / 1543 lb
Width1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2330 mm / 91.7 in / 91.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance95 mm / 3.7 in / 3.7 inFuel capacity36 l / 7.9 UK gal / 9.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.79 m2 / 19.3 sq ft / 19.3 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 constructionBore69.5 mm / 2.74 in / 2.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke59.0 mm / 2.32 in / 2.32 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement895 cm3 / 54.6 cu in / 54.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity223.75 cm3/cylinder / 13.654 cu in/cylinder / 13.654 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque61.0 N·m / 45.0 lb·ft / 45.0 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)5.4 kW / 7.2 hp / 7.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.3 kW/l / 0.732 bhp/cu in / 0.732 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque68.2 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.96
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.57

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)12.70 s / 12.70 s / 12.70 sTop (maximal) speed132 km/h / 82 mph / 82 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio57.1 kW/ton / 43.3 bhp/ton / 43.3 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-lock3.3Turning circle9.6 m / 31.5 ft / 31.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,LongTrail Radius arms, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145/80-R13Tyres rear145/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Derby

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