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Volkswagen 1600 L

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Volkswagen 1600 L

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in, 39.5 kW / 53.0 hp / 53.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 110.0 N·m / 81.1 lb·ft / 81.1 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 135 km/h / 84 mph / 84 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1968
Model1600 LIssued until
Serie1600Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4225 mm / 166.3 in / 166.3 inTotal (curb) weight960 kg / 2116 lb / 2116 lb
Width1641 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1471 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 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 Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.5 mm / 3.37 in / 3.37 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.24
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity396.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.165 cu in/cylinder / 24.165 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power39.5 kW / 53.0 hp / 53.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque110.0 N·m / 81.1 lb·ft / 81.1 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.8 kW / 21.2 hp / 21.2 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output24.9 kW/l / 0.548 bhp/cu in / 0.548 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.4 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed135 km/h / 84 mph / 84 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio55.2 kW/ton / 41.8 bhp/ton / 41.8 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
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.1 m / 36.4 ft / 36.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen 1600 L

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