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Volkswagen GLI 2.0T

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in, 149.0 kW / 199.8 hp / 199.8 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 280.7 N·m / 207.0 lb·ft / 207.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, consumption 9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelGLI 2.0TIssued until
SerieGLINumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)453 l / 16.00 cu ft / 16.00 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2577 l / 91.01 cu ft / 91.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)769 l / 27.16 cu ft / 27.16 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4560 mm / 179.5 in / 179.5 inTotal (curb) weight1236 kg / 2725 lb / 2725 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity258 kg / 569 lb / 569 lb
Wheelbase2580 mm / 101.6 in / 101.6 inGross (max.) weight1494 kg / 3294 lb / 3294 lb
Track frontTowing weight3504 kg / 7725 lb / 7725 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.89 m2 / 9.6 sq ft / 9.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.1 kW / 29.6 hp / 29.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjection. Sequentially electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power149.0 kW / 199.8 hp / 199.8 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque280.7 N·m / 207.0 lb·ft / 207.0 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.6 kW / 79.9 hp / 79.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output75.1 kW/l / 1.650 bhp/cu in / 1.650 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque141.5 N·m/l / 1.24 lb·ft/cu in / 1.24 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio164.9 kW/ton / 124.9 bhp/ton / 124.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)11.2 l/100km / 25.2 mpg-UK / 21.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.1 l/100km / 34.9 mpg-UK / 29.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions154 g/km / 248 g/mi / 248 g/mi
  Range561 km / 349 mi / 349 mi

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45-WR17Tyres rear225/45-WR17
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen GLI 2.0T

Infobox

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In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

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