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Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDi

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDi

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in, 96.2 kW / 129.0 hp / 129.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 310.0 N·m / 228.6 lb·ft / 228.6 lb·ft @ 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1997
ModelGolf 1.9 TDiIssued until
SerieGolf 4Number made
Model familyGolf Mark 4Body 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

Length4149 mm / 163.3 in / 163.3 inTotal (curb) weight1226 kg / 2703 lb / 2703 lb
Width1735 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inDry weight
Height1439 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2511 mm / 98.9 in / 98.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1513 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1494 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.3 kW / 21.9 hp / 21.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
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 supplyDirect diesel inj.Engine 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 DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio19.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power96.2 kW / 129.0 hp / 129.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque310.0 N·m / 228.6 lb·ft / 228.6 lb·ft at 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.6 kW / 75.9 hp / 75.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.7 kW/l / 1.115 bhp/cu in / 1.115 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque163.5 N·m/l / 1.43 lb·ft/cu in / 1.43 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.60 s / 6.60 s / 6.60 sTop (maximal) speed205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio105.2 kW/ton / 79.7 bhp/ton / 79.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 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 & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDi

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