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Volkswagen Passat

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Volkswagen Passat

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1272 cm3 / 77.6 cu in / 77.6 cu in, 45.0 kW / 60.3 hp / 60.3 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 95.0 N·m / 70.1 lb·ft / 70.1 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1978
ModelPassatIssued until
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4300 mm / 169.3 in / 169.3 inTotal (curb) weight880 kg / 1940 lb / 1940 lb
Width1630 mm / 64.2 in / 64.2 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 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 capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.4 sq ft / 20.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.76 m2 / 8.2 sq ft / 8.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.9 kW / 25.3 hp / 25.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
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 ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power45.0 kW / 60.3 hp / 60.3 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque95.0 N·m / 70.1 lb·ft / 70.1 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)18.0 kW / 24.1 hp / 24.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.4 kW/l / 0.777 bhp/cu in / 0.777 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque74.7 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 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 ratio69.1 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front155/80-R13Tyres rear155/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat

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