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Volkswagen Golf GTi 16v

(1990 model)

Brief specs of 1990 Volkswagen Golf GTi 16v

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in, 94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1990
ModelGolf GTi 16vIssued until
SerieGolf 2Number made
Model familyGolf Mark 2Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3985 mm / 156.9 in / 156.9 inTotal (curb) weight960 kg / 2116 lb / 2116 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1395 mm / 54.9 in / 54.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2475 mm / 97.4 in / 97.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance105 mm / 4.1 in / 4.1 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 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) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder4
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 supplyBo KE-Jet 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 DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)39.9 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output53.2 kW/l / 1.168 bhp/cu in / 1.168 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque94.3 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.91
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.67

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio132.3 kW/ton / 100.2 bhp/ton / 100.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.00 s / 9.00 s / 9.00 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, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSemi-independent, Torsion barA, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 14Wheels rear6J x 14
Tyres front185/60 HR 14Tyres rear185/60 HR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front256 mm / 10.1 in / 10.1 inBrake diameter rear179 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf GTi 16v

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