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Volkswagen Jetta C

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 Volkswagen Jetta C

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1272 cm3 / 77.6 cu in / 77.6 cu in, 44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 95.0 N·m / 70.1 lb·ft / 70.1 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 147 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1980
ModelJetta CIssued until
SerieJettaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3720 l / 131.37 cu ft / 131.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4190 mm / 165.0 in / 165.0 inTotal (curb) weight825 kg / 1819 lb / 1819 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

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 constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1272 cm3 / 77.6 cu in / 77.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity318.00 cm3/cylinder / 19.406 cu in/cylinder / 19.406 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque95.0 N·m / 70.1 lb·ft / 70.1 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)8.5 kW / 11.4 hp / 11.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.1 kW/l / 0.772 bhp/cu in / 0.772 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.7 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.89
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 sTop (maximal) speed147 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.7 kW/ton / 55.1 bhp/ton / 55.1 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.3 m / 33.8 ft / 33.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springsSuspension rearSemi-independent, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear145/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Jetta C

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