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Volkswagen Bora

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Volkswagen Bora

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in, 54.4 kW / 73.0 hp / 73.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 171 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed, consumption 6.7 l/100km / 42.2 mpg-UK / 35.1 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2003
ModelBoraIssued until
SerieBoraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4376 mm / 172.3 in / 172.3 inTotal (curb) weight1179 kg / 2599 lb / 2599 lb
Width1735 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inDry weight
Height1446 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2513 mm / 98.9 in / 98.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1513 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1494 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.63 m2 / 6.8 sq ft / 6.8 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.7 kW / 21.0 hp / 21.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block; aluminium alloy headBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.6 mm / 2.98 in / 2.98 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyMPFiEngine displacement1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity347.50 cm3/cylinder / 21.206 cu in/cylinder / 21.206 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power54.4 kW / 73.0 hp / 73.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.3 kW / 48.7 hp / 48.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.1 kW/l / 0.860 bhp/cu in / 0.860 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque90.7 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.47

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.90 s / 9.90 s / 9.90 sTop (maximal) speed171 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio61.9 kW/ton / 46.9 bhp/ton / 46.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h15.00 s / 15.00 s / 15.00 sFuel consumption, City (urban)9.0 l/100km / 31.4 mpg-UK / 26.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)5.4 l/100km / 52.3 mpg-UK / 43.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.7 l/100km / 42.2 mpg-UK / 35.1 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions161 g/km / 259 g/mi / 259 g/mi
  Range821 km / 510 mi / 510 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front195/65 R 15 TTyres rear195/65 R 15 T
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear232 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Bora

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