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Volkswagen Golf 1.6

(1983 model)

Brief specs of 1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.6

3-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu in / 97.3 cu in, 55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 129.0 N·m / 95.1 lb·ft / 95.1 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1983
ModelGolf 1.6Issued until
SerieGolf 2Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
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

Length3990 mm / 157.1 in / 157.1 inTotal (curb) weight870 kg / 1918 lb / 1918 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in / 97.6 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 ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.02 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.81 m2 / 8.7 sq ft / 8.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.0 kW / 26.9 hp / 26.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.4 mm / 3.05 in / 3.05 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu in / 97.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity398.84 cm3/cylinder / 24.339 cu in/cylinder / 24.339 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque129.0 N·m / 95.1 lb·ft / 95.1 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.0 kW / 29.5 hp / 29.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output34.5 kW/l / 0.758 bhp/cu in / 0.758 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.9 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio86.2 kW/ton / 65.3 bhp/ton / 65.3 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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf 1.6

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