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Volkswagen Golf

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Volkswagen Golf

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, 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, 56.0 kW / 75.1 hp / 75.1 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 125.0 N·m / 92.2 lb·ft / 92.2 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 6.2 l/100km / 45.6 mpg-UK / 37.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1997
ModelGolfIssued until
SerieGolf 4Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1266 l / 44.71 cu ft / 44.71 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4160 mm / 163.8 in / 163.8 inTotal (curb) weight1105 kg / 2436 lb / 2436 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity705 kg / 1554 lb / 1554 lb
Wheelbase2470 mm / 97.2 in / 97.2 inGross (max.) weight1810 kg / 3990 lb / 3990 lb
Track frontTowing weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.6 mm / 2.98 in / 2.98 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity347.48 cm3/cylinder / 21.205 cu in/cylinder / 21.205 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power56.0 kW / 75.1 hp / 75.1 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque125.0 N·m / 92.2 lb·ft / 92.2 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.7 kW / 15.6 hp / 15.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.3 kW/l / 0.885 bhp/cu in / 0.885 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque89.9 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) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.30 s / 9.30 s / 9.30 sTop (maximal) speed171 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio68.8 kW/ton / 52.1 bhp/ton / 52.1 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)6.2 l/100km / 45.6 mpg-UK / 37.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions158 g/km / 254 g/mi / 254 g/mi
  Range887 km / 551 mi / 551 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 front185/60-R14Tyres rear235/65-R17
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf

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