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Volkswagen GX3

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Volkswagen GX3

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1600 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in, 91.7 kW / 123.0 hp / 123.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 152.0 N·m / 112.1 lb·ft / 112.1 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2006
ModelGX3Issued until
SerieGX3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3754 mm / 147.8 in / 147.8 inTotal (curb) weight570 kg / 1257 lb / 1257 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1210 mm / 47.6 in / 47.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1631 mm / 64.2 in / 64.2 inTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)59.0 % / 59.0 % / 59.0 %
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.39  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 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
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1600 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity400.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.409 cu in/cylinder / 24.409 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power91.7 kW / 123.0 hp / 123.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque152.0 N·m / 112.1 lb·ft / 112.1 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)39.6 kW / 53.1 hp / 53.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.3 kW/l / 1.259 bhp/cu in / 1.259 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque95.0 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio215.8 kW/ton / 163.5 bhp/ton / 163.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.70 s / 5.70 s / 5.70 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 wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearMonoSwArm
Wheels front8J x 17Wheels rear12J x 18
Tyres front215/45 R 17Tyres rear315/30 R 18
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen GX3

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