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Volkswagen Golf

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 Volkswagen Golf

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1272 cm3 / 77.6 cu in / 77.6 cu in, 42.0 kW / 56.3 hp / 56.3 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 96.0 N·m / 70.8 lb·ft / 70.8 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1987
ModelGolfIssued until
SerieGolf 2Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)330 l / 11.65 cu ft / 11.65 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3990 mm / 157.1 in / 157.1 inTotal (curb) weight830 kg / 1830 lb / 1830 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.02 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 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 Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1272 cm3 / 77.6 cu in / 77.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity318.09 cm3/cylinder / 19.411 cu in/cylinder / 19.411 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power42.0 kW / 56.3 hp / 56.3 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque96.0 N·m / 70.8 lb·ft / 70.8 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.9 kW / 10.6 hp / 10.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.0 kW/l / 0.726 bhp/cu in / 0.726 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque75.5 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 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)10.30 s / 10.30 s / 10.30 sTop (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio68.4 kW/ton / 51.8 bhp/ton / 51.8 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)6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions138 g/km / 222 g/mi / 222 g/mi
  Range859 km / 534 mi / 534 mi

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 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 Golf

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