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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Brief specs of Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in, 32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 132 km/h / 82 mph / 82 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from
ModelKarmann GhiaIssued until
SerieKarmann GhiaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4280 mm / 168.5 in / 168.5 inTotal (curb) weight900 kg / 1984 lb / 1984 lb
Width1620 mm / 63.8 in / 63.8 inDry weight
Height1355 mm / 53.3 in / 53.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 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 Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supply1 So 32 PHN carburettorEngine displacement1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity373.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.2 kW / 8.3 hp / 8.3 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output22.0 kW/l / 0.483 bhp/cu in / 0.483 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.89
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)14.00 s / 14.00 s / 14.00 sTop (maximal) speed132 km/h / 82 mph / 82 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio48.9 kW/ton / 37.0 bhp/ton / 37.0 bhp/ton
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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00-15Tyres rear6.00-15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

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