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Volkswagen Fox 1.2

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen Fox 1.2

3-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 3-cylinder 6-valve straight (inline) engine, OHC, 1198 cm3 / 73.1 cu in / 73.1 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph top speed, consumption 6.0 l/100km / 47.1 mpg-UK / 39.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelFox 1.2Issued until
SerieFoxNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)676 l / 23.87 cu ft / 23.87 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4180 l / 147.62 cu ft / 147.62 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1351 l / 47.71 cu ft / 47.71 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length3830 mm / 150.8 in / 150.8 inTotal (curb) weight978 kg / 2156 lb / 2156 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inLoad capacity432 kg / 952 lb / 952 lb
Wheelbase2470 mm / 97.2 in / 97.2 inGross (max.) weight1410 kg / 3109 lb / 3109 lb
Track frontTowing weight3500 kg / 7716 lb / 7716 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.55  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.88 m2 / 9.5 sq ft / 9.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.9 kW / 29.3 hp / 29.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders3
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 3 cylinder)Total number of valves6
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.9 mm / 3.42 in / 3.42 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio0.88
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1198 cm3 / 73.1 cu in / 73.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.42 cm3/cylinder / 24.374 cu in/cylinder / 24.374 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.2 kW/l / 0.752 bhp/cu in / 0.752 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque88.5 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio57.3 kW/ton / 43.4 bhp/ton / 43.4 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)6.0 l/100km / 47.1 mpg-UK / 39.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions149 g/km / 240 g/mi / 240 g/mi
  Range833 km / 518 mi / 518 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/70-R14Tyres rear165/70-R14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsOptional ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Fox 1.2

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