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Volkswagen Golf 1.9 D Cabriolet

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 D Cabriolet

convertible (cabriolet), diesel 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in, 66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, 202.0 N·m / 149.0 lb·ft / 149.0 lb·ft @ 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1998
ModelGolf 1.9 D CabrioletIssued until
SerieGolf 4Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4180 l / 147.62 cu ft / 147.62 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4090 mm / 161.0 in / 161.0 inTotal (curb) weight1300 kg / 2866 lb / 2866 lb
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in / 97.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.83 m2 / 8.9 sq ft / 8.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.5 kW / 27.5 hp / 27.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
FueldieselStroke95.4 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.83
Fuel supplyDirect injection (DI)Engine displacement1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity473.56 cm3/cylinder / 28.898 cu in/cylinder / 28.898 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque202.0 N·m / 149.0 lb·ft / 149.0 lb·ft at 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.4 kW / 35.4 hp / 35.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.765 bhp/cu in / 0.765 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque106.5 N·m/l / 0.93 lb·ft/cu in / 0.93 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 ratio69.2 kW/ton / 52.4 bhp/ton / 52.4 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 front195/65-R15Tyres rear195/65-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf 1.9 D Cabriolet

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