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Volkswagen 1600 TL Fastback

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Volkswagen 1600 TL Fastback

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 4-cylinder flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, 1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in, 40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 110.0 N·m / 81.1 lb·ft / 81.1 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1973
Model1600 TL FastbackIssued until
Serie1600Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3720 l / 131.37 cu ft / 131.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4380 mm / 172.4 in / 172.4 inTotal (curb) weight978 kg / 2156 lb / 2156 lb
Width1650 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2410 mm / 94.9 in / 94.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 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 Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore85.5 mm / 3.37 in / 3.37 in
FuelStroke69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.24
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity396.16 cm3/cylinder / 24.175 cu in/cylinder / 24.175 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio7.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque110.0 N·m / 81.1 lb·ft / 81.1 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.0 kW / 21.5 hp / 21.5 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output25.2 kW/l / 0.555 bhp/cu in / 0.555 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque69.4 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear 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 ratio56.2 kW/ton / 42.6 bhp/ton / 42.6 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)6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions158 g/km / 254 g/mi / 254 g/mi
  Range615 km / 382 mi / 382 mi

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear195/65-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen 1600 TL Fastback

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