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Volkswagen Golf GTi VR6

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Volkswagen Golf GTi VR6

4-seater, 6-cylinder V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2801 cm3 / 170.9 cu in / 170.9 cu in, 128.0 kW / 171.7 hp / 171.7 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 234.6 N·m / 173.0 lb·ft / 173.0 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1996
ModelGolf GTi VR6Issued until
SerieGolf 3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4080 mm / 160.6 in / 160.6 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in / 97.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
FuelStroke90.4 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2801 cm3 / 170.9 cu in / 170.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity465.83 cm3/cylinder / 28.427 cu in/cylinder / 28.427 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power128.0 kW / 171.7 hp / 171.7 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque234.6 N·m / 173.0 lb·ft / 173.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)51.2 kW / 68.7 hp / 68.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output45.7 kW/l / 1.004 bhp/cu in / 1.004 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque83.8 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Golf GTi VR6

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