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Volkswagen Golf 1.8 GL

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Volkswagen Golf 1.8 GL

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, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 145.0 N·m / 106.9 lb·ft / 106.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1991
ModelGolf 1.8 GLIssued until
SerieGolf 3Number made
Model familyGolf Mark 3Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4020 l / 141.96 cu ft / 141.96 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4020 mm / 158.3 in / 158.3 inTotal (curb) weight1084 kg / 2390 lb / 2390 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2475 mm / 97.4 in / 97.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)62.0 % / 62.0 % / 62.0 %
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.61 m2 / 6.6 sq ft / 6.6 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.2 kW / 20.3 hp / 20.3 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 supplyBo Monomotronic fuel inj.Engine 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 power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque145.0 N·m / 106.9 lb·ft / 106.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.4 kW / 48.8 hp / 48.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.7 kW/l / 0.828 bhp/cu in / 0.828 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific 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) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.67

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.00 s / 9.00 s / 9.00 sTop (maximal) speed172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)12.70 s / 12.70 s / 12.70 sPower-to-weight ratio83.0 kW/ton / 62.9 bhp/ton / 62.9 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 & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.2Turning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearTorsion bar, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf 1.8 GL

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