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Volkswagen Santana LX5

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Volkswagen Santana LX5

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 5-cylinder 10-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1994 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 184 km/h / 114 mph / 114 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1981
ModelSantana LX5Issued 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1085 kg / 2392 lb / 2392 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 cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves10
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.4 mm / 3.05 in / 3.05 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyBo K-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement1994 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings6Unitary capacity398.80 cm3/cylinder / 24.336 cu in/cylinder / 24.336 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.2 kW / 20.4 hp / 20.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.0 kW/l / 0.946 bhp/cu in / 0.946 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.8 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.54
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.10 s / 7.10 s / 7.10 sTop (maximal) speed184 km/h / 114 mph / 114 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.0 kW/ton / 80.3 bhp/ton / 80.3 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 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 frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Santana LX5

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