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Volkswagen Golf

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Volkswagen Golf

5-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1093 cm3 / 66.7 cu in / 66.7 cu in, 38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 79.0 N·m / 58.3 lb·ft / 58.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1979
ModelGolfIssued until
SerieGolf 1Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3830 mm / 150.8 in / 150.8 inTotal (curb) weight750 kg / 1653 lb / 1653 lb
Width1620 mm / 63.8 in / 63.8 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2410 mm / 94.9 in / 94.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.0 sq ft / 21.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.78 m2 / 8.4 sq ft / 8.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.4 kW / 26.1 hp / 26.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore69.5 mm / 2.74 in / 2.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1093 cm3 / 66.7 cu in / 66.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity273.14 cm3/cylinder / 16.668 cu in/cylinder / 16.668 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque79.0 N·m / 58.3 lb·ft / 58.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.2 kW / 20.4 hp / 20.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.764 bhp/cu in / 0.764 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque72.3 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront 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 ratio68.9 kW/ton / 52.2 bhp/ton / 52.2 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 locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145/80-R13Tyres rear145/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf

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