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Volkswagen Golf GTi

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Volkswagen Golf GTi

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 156.0 N·m / 115.1 lb·ft / 115.1 lb·ft @ 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1985
ModelGolf GTiIssued until
SerieGolf 2Number made
Model familyGolf Mark 2Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)347 l / 12.25 cu ft / 12.25 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3985 mm / 156.9 in / 156.9 inTotal (curb) weight907 kg / 2000 lb / 2000 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2475 mm / 97.4 in / 97.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1427 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)63.0 % / 63.0 % / 63.0 %
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.34Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.2 kW / 21.7 hp / 21.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyBosch fuel inj.Engine displacement1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity445.25 cm3/cylinder / 27.171 cu in/cylinder / 27.171 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque156.0 N·m / 115.1 lb·ft / 115.1 lb·ft at 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.8 kW / 64.1 hp / 64.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.0 kW/l / 1.012 bhp/cu in / 1.012 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.6 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.89
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.67

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 sTop (maximal) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sPower-to-weight ratio121.3 kW/ton / 91.9 bhp/ton / 91.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.70 s / 8.70 s / 8.70 sFuel 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 circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs,Low LinksSuspension rearTorsion barA, Coil springs, Trailing arm
Wheels front5.5 x 13Wheels rear5.5. x 13
Tyres front175/70 HR 13Tyres rear175/70 HR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf GTi

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