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Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 4150 rpm / 4150 rpm / 4150 rpm, 225.0 N·m / 166.0 lb·ft / 166.0 lb·ft @ 1700 rpm / 1700 rpm / 1700 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1996
ModelPassat 1.9 TDIIssued until
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA


Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4670 mm / 183.9 in / 183.9 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
FueldieselStroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.83
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity474.00 cm3/cylinder / 28.925 cu in/cylinder / 28.925 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 4150 rpm / 4150 rpm / 4150 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque225.0 N·m / 166.0 lb·ft / 166.0 lb·ft at 1700 rpm / 1700 rpm / 1700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.2 kW/l / 0.950 bhp/cu in / 0.950 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque118.7 N·m/l / 1.04 lb·ft/cu in / 1.04 lb·ft/cu in


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


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI


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