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Volkswagen Passat

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Volkswagen Passat

3-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1272 cm3 / 77.6 cu in / 77.6 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 92.0 N·m / 67.9 lb·ft / 67.9 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1979
ModelPassatIssued until
SeriePassatNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4290 mm / 168.9 in / 168.9 inTotal (curb) weight860 kg / 1896 lb / 1896 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2470 mm / 97.2 in / 97.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.86 m2 / 20.0 sq ft / 20.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.74 m2 / 8.0 sq ft / 8.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.5 kW / 24.8 hp / 24.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
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 supply1 So carbEngine displacement1272 cm3 / 77.6 cu in / 77.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity318.00 cm3/cylinder / 19.406 cu in/cylinder / 19.406 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque92.0 N·m / 67.9 lb·ft / 67.9 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.2 kW / 12.4 hp / 12.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.2 kW/l / 0.708 bhp/cu in / 0.708 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque72.3 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.97
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sTop (maximal) speed150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio64.0 kW/ton / 48.5 bhp/ton / 48.5 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 circle10.3 m / 33.8 ft / 33.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms,Trail Radius arms, LinksnkB, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front155/80-R13Tyres rear155/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat

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