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Volkswagen Caddy 1.4 Life

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen Caddy 1.4 Life

5-door minivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in, 55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph top speed, consumption 8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelCaddy 1.4 LifeIssued until
SerieCaddyNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeminivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)626 l / 22.11 cu ft / 22.11 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4180 l / 147.62 cu ft / 147.62 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1266 l / 44.71 cu ft / 44.71 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4410 mm / 173.6 in / 173.6 inTotal (curb) weight1476 kg / 3254 lb / 3254 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inLoad capacity524 kg / 1155 lb / 1155 lb
Wheelbase2690 mm / 105.9 in / 105.9 inGross (max.) weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 lb
Track frontTowing weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.83 m2 / 30.5 sq ft / 30.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.13 m2 / 12.2 sq ft / 12.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)28.1 kW / 37.7 hp / 37.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.6 mm / 2.98 in / 2.98 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity347.48 cm3/cylinder / 21.205 cu in/cylinder / 21.205 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.0 kW / 29.5 hp / 29.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.6 kW/l / 0.870 bhp/cu in / 0.870 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.6 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio50.8 kW/ton / 38.5 bhp/ton / 38.5 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)8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions197 g/km / 316 g/mi / 316 g/mi (est.)
  Range714 km / 444 mi / 444 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/65-R15Tyres rear195/65-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Caddy 1.4 Life

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