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Volkswagen Santana CX

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Volkswagen Santana CX

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1296 cm3 / 79.1 cu in / 79.1 cu in, 44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1981
ModelSantana CXIssued until
SerieSantanaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3860 l / 136.31 cu ft / 136.31 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1695 mm / 66.7 in / 66.7 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in / 100.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.02 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 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)Stroke73.4 mm / 2.89 in / 2.89 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.02
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1296 cm3 / 79.1 cu in / 79.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity324.00 cm3/cylinder / 19.772 cu in/cylinder / 19.772 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.1 kW / 12.2 hp / 12.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.5 kW/l / 0.758 bhp/cu in / 0.758 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.2 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.91
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.40 s / 10.40 s / 10.40 sTop (maximal) speed148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio62.2 kW/ton / 47.1 bhp/ton / 47.1 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSemi-independent, Trailing arm
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 Santana CX

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