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Volkswagen EcoRacer

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Volkswagen EcoRacer

2-door 2-seater roadster, diesel 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1484 cm3 / 90.6 cu in / 90.6 cu in, 99.9 kW / 134.0 hp / 134.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2005
ModelEcoRacerIssued until
SerieEcoRacerNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCesar MuntadaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3770 mm / 148.4 in / 148.4 inTotal (curb) weight850 kg / 1874 lb / 1874 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1210 mm / 47.6 in / 47.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in / 97.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inWeight distribution (front)39.0 % / 39.0 % / 39.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity30 l / 6.6 UK gal / 7.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.52  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.79 m2 / 19.3 sq ft / 19.3 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 constructionBore
FueldieselStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplydirect diesel injectionEngine displacement1484 cm3 / 90.6 cu in / 90.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity371.00 cm3/cylinder / 22.640 cu in/cylinder / 22.640 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power99.9 kW / 134.0 hp / 134.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.8 kW / 70.8 hp / 70.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output67.3 kW/l / 1.479 bhp/cu in / 1.479 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio157.7 kW/ton / 119.4 bhp/ton / 119.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbonesSuspension rearIndependent,4 Links
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/55 R 17Tyres rear225/45 R 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front288 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen EcoRacer

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