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Volkswagen Golf 1.4 CL

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 CL

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1391 cm3 / 84.9 cu in / 84.9 cu in, 44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 107.0 N·m / 78.9 lb·ft / 78.9 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 157 km/h / 98 mph / 98 mph top speed, consumption 6.6 l/100km / 42.8 mpg-UK / 35.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1991
ModelGolf 1.4 CLIssued until1997
SerieGolf 3Number made
Model familyGolf Mark 3Body constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation1HX
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4020 mm / 158.3 in / 158.3 inTotal (curb) weight960 kg / 2116 lb / 2116 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2475 mm / 97.4 in / 97.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)62.0 % / 62.0 % / 62.0 %
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.61 m2 / 6.6 sq ft / 6.6 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.2 kW / 20.3 hp / 20.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeABDTotal 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)Stroke78.7 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.95
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement1391 cm3 / 84.9 cu in / 84.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity347.75 cm3/cylinder / 21.221 cu in/cylinder / 21.221 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque107.0 N·m / 78.9 lb·ft / 78.9 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.4 kW / 38.1 hp / 38.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.1 kW/l / 0.706 bhp/cu in / 0.706 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque76.9 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed157 km/h / 98 mph / 98 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)15.30 s / 15.30 s / 15.30 sPower-to-weight ratio62.5 kW/ton / 47.4 bhp/ton / 47.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h16.30 s / 16.30 s / 16.30 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)6.6 l/100km / 42.8 mpg-UK / 35.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions154 g/km / 248 g/mi / 248 g/mi (est.)
  Range833 km / 518 mi / 518 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearTorsion bar, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/65 R13Tyres rear175/65 R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf 1.4 CL

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