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Volkswagen 1-litre

(2002 model)

Brief specs of 2002 Volkswagen 1-litre

1-door 2-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 1-cylinder 3-valve single cylinder engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 299 cm3 / 18.2 cu in / 18.2 cu in, 6.3 kW / 8.4 hp / 8.4 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 120 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2002
Model1-litreIssued until
Serie1-litreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE


Base platformNumber of doors1
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3646 mm / 143.5 in / 143.5 inTotal (curb) weight290 kg / 639 lb / 639 lb
Width1248 mm / 49.1 in / 49.1 inDry weight
Height1110 mm / 43.7 in / 43.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2205 mm / 86.8 in / 86.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1000 mm / 39.4 in / 39.4 inTowing weight
Track rear810 mm / 31.9 in / 31.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacityl / 1.4 UK gal / 1.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.159Frontal area (A)1.00 m2 / 10.8 sq ft / 10.8 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.16 m2 / 1.7 sq ft / 1.7 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)4.0 kW / 5.3 hp / 5.3 hp


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders1
Engine Typesingle cylinder Total number of valves3
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
FueldieselStroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.86
Fuel supplyDirect injection (DI)Engine displacement299 cm3 / 18.2 cu in / 18.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity299.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.246 cu in/cylinder / 18.246 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio16.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power6.3 kW / 8.4 hp / 8.4 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)2.5 kW / 3.4 hp / 3.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.1 kW/l / 0.463 bhp/cu in / 0.463 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque


Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed120 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio29.0 kW/ton / 21.9 bhp/ton / 21.9 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


Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbonesSuspension rearde Dion axle
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front95/80 R 16Tyres rear115/70 R 16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen 1-litre


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