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Volkswagen Golf LD

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Volkswagen Golf LD

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in, 40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1978
ModelGolf LDIssued until
SerieGolf 1Number made
Model familyGolf Mark 1Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerItaldesignCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3815 mm / 150.2 in / 150.2 inTotal (curb) weight845 kg / 1863 lb / 1863 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2398 mm / 94.4 in / 94.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1389 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
FueldieselStroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyBo diesel inj.Engine displacement1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity397.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.226 cu in/cylinder / 24.226 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio23.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.1 kW / 21.6 hp / 21.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.4 kW/l / 0.558 bhp/cu in / 0.558 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque63.0 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.97
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio63.9 kW/ton / 48.4 bhp/ton / 48.4 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf LD

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