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Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6 TD

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6 TD

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in, 59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 155.0 N·m / 114.3 lb·ft / 114.3 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1988
ModelPassat Variant 1.6 TDIssued until1993
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation315
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA


Base platformB3Number of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4595 mm / 180.9 in / 180.9 inTotal (curb) weight1215 kg / 2679 lb / 2679 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2625 mm / 103.3 in / 103.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1479 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7504761904762  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeRA, SBTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
FueldieselStroke76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1294117647059
Fuel supplyHigh Pressure InjectionEngine displacement1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.52 cm3/cylinder / 27.370 cu in/cylinder / 27.370 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio23.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque155.0 N·m / 114.3 lb·ft / 114.3 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.6 kW / 31.6 hp / 31.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output37.1 kW/l / 0.816 bhp/cu in / 0.816 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque97.6 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in


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


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


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 frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6 TD


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