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Volkswagen Passat 1.8 20V

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 20V

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 20-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in, 92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1996
ModelPassat 1.8 20VIssued until2000
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation3B2
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformB5Number 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) weight1275 kg / 2811 lb / 2811 lb
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 front1498 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance124 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7296296296296  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine CodeADRTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves20
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9375
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity445.22 cm3/cylinder / 27.169 cu in/cylinder / 27.169 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.8 kW / 49.3 hp / 49.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output51.7 kW/l / 1.135 bhp/cu in / 1.135 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.3 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front195/65 R15Tyres rear195/65 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat 1.8 20V

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