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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet Type 14

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet Type 14

5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1492 cm3 / 91.0 cu in / 91.0 cu in, 32.0 kW / 42.9 hp / 42.9 hp @ 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm, 102.0 N·m / 75.2 lb·ft / 75.2 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1970
ModelKarmann Ghia Cabriolet Type 14Issued until
SerieKarmann GhiaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4200 mm / 165.4 in / 165.4 inTotal (curb) weight850 kg / 1874 lb / 1874 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2430 mm / 95.7 in / 95.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance210 mm / 8.3 in / 8.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1492 cm3 / 91.0 cu in / 91.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power32.0 kW / 42.9 hp / 42.9 hp at 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque102.0 N·m / 75.2 lb·ft / 75.2 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.8 kW / 17.2 hp / 17.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output21.4 kW/l / 0.471 bhp/cu in / 0.471 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque68.4 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio51.8 kW/ton / 39.2 bhp/ton / 39.2 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 locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet Type 14

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