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Volkswagen Passat LS

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Volkswagen Passat LS

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1471 cm3 / 89.8 cu in / 89.8 cu in, 47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 101.0 N·m / 74.5 lb·ft / 74.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1979
ModelPassat LSIssued until
SeriePassatNumber 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

Length4280 mm / 168.5 in / 168.5 inTotal (curb) weight885 kg / 1951 lb / 1951 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1355 mm / 53.3 in / 53.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2470 mm / 97.2 in / 97.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supply1 Solex H 35 PDSI (T) carburettorEngine displacement1471 cm3 / 89.8 cu in / 89.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity367.75 cm3/cylinder / 22.441 cu in/cylinder / 22.441 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio7.4 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque101.0 N·m / 74.5 lb·ft / 74.5 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)19.1 kW / 25.6 hp / 25.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.4 kW/l / 0.713 bhp/cu in / 0.713 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque68.7 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.91
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.3 kW/ton / 54.8 bhp/ton / 54.8 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 circle
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 SR 13Tyres rear155 SR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front239 mm / 9.4 in / 9.4 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Passat LS

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