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Volkswagen Polo 1.4i

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen Polo 1.4i

5-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) engine, 1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in, 127.0 N·m / 93.7 lb·ft / 93.7 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph top speed, consumption 8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelPolo 1.4iIssued until
SeriePoloNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)270 l / 9.53 cu ft / 9.53 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2577 l / 91.01 cu ft / 91.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)580 l / 20.48 cu ft / 20.48 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4220 mm / 166.1 in / 166.1 inTotal (curb) weight1056 kg / 2328 lb / 2328 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity414 kg / 913 lb / 913 lb
Wheelbase2470 mm / 97.2 in / 97.2 inGross (max.) weight1470 kg / 3241 lb / 3241 lb
Track frontTowing weight3504 kg / 7725 lb / 7725 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.82 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 cylinders
Engine Type Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore75.6 mm / 2.98 in / 2.98 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity343.40 cm3/cylinder / 20.956 cu in/cylinder / 20.956 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationMax. torque127.0 N·m / 93.7 lb·ft / 93.7 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.4 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 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) speed172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions161 g/km / 259 g/mi / 259 g/mi
  Range511 km / 318 mi / 318 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/70-R14Tyres rear165/70-R14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Polo 1.4i

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