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Volkswagen Golf GTS

(1983 model)

Brief specs of 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTS

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 145.0 N·m / 106.9 lb·ft / 106.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 179 km/h / 111 mph / 111 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1983
ModelGolf GTSIssued until
SerieGolf 2Number made
Model familyGolf Mark 2Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3985 mm / 156.9 in / 156.9 inTotal (curb) weight900 kg / 1984 lb / 1984 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2475 mm / 97.4 in / 97.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.34Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.2 kW / 21.7 hp / 21.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supply1 We 2 BC carbEngine displacement1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity445.25 cm3/cylinder / 27.171 cu in/cylinder / 27.171 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque145.0 N·m / 106.9 lb·ft / 106.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)39.6 kW / 53.1 hp / 53.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.8 kW/l / 0.809 bhp/cu in / 0.809 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.4 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.67

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.00 s / 7.00 s / 7.00 sTop (maximal) speed179 km/h / 111 mph / 111 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.80 s / 9.80 s / 9.80 sPower-to-weight ratio97.8 kW/ton / 74.1 bhp/ton / 74.1 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 circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs,Low LinksSuspension rearTorsion barA, Coil springs, Trailing arm
Wheels front5.5 x 13Wheels rear5.5. x 13
Tyres front175/70 HR 13Tyres rear175/70 HR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf GTS

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