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Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi

3/5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in, 147.0 kW / 197.1 hp / 197.1 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph top speed, consumption 8.0 l/100km / 35.3 mpg-UK / 29.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelGolf 2.0 GTiIssued until
SerieGolf 5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3/5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)350 l / 12.36 cu ft / 12.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2662 l / 94.01 cu ft / 94.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1305 l / 46.09 cu ft / 46.09 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4220 mm / 166.1 in / 166.1 inTotal (curb) weight1338 kg / 2950 lb / 2950 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity564 kg / 1243 lb / 1243 lb
Wheelbase2580 mm / 101.6 in / 101.6 inGross (max.) weight1902 kg / 4193 lb / 4193 lb
Track frontTowing weight1404 kg / 3095 lb / 3095 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.8 mm / 3.65 in / 3.65 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.07 cm3/cylinder / 30.272 cu in/cylinder / 30.272 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power147.0 kW / 197.1 hp / 197.1 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)58.8 kW / 78.9 hp / 78.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output74.1 kW/l / 1.628 bhp/cu in / 1.628 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque141.1 N·m/l / 1.23 lb·ft/cu in / 1.23 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio149.7 kW/ton / 113.4 bhp/ton / 113.4 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)8.0 l/100km / 35.3 mpg-UK / 29.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions187 g/km / 301 g/mi / 301 g/mi (est.)
  Range688 km / 427 mi / 427 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45-R17Tyres rear225/45-R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi

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