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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet 34

(1965 model)

Brief specs of 1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet 34

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1285 cm3 / 78.4 cu in / 78.4 cu in, 32.0 kW / 42.9 hp / 42.9 hp @ 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm, 86.0 N·m / 63.4 lb·ft / 63.4 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, rear wheel drive, consumption 6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1965
ModelKarmann Ghia Cabriolet 34Issued until
SerieKarmann GhiaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4200 mm / 165.4 in / 165.4 inTotal (curb) weight840 kg / 1852 lb / 1852 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2430 mm / 95.7 in / 95.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 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 valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.6 mm / 3.37 in / 3.37 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.24
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1285 cm3 / 78.4 cu in / 78.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity397.09 cm3/cylinder / 24.232 cu in/cylinder / 24.232 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio7.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power32.0 kW / 42.9 hp / 42.9 hp at 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque86.0 N·m / 63.4 lb·ft / 63.4 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.8 kW / 17.2 hp / 17.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output24.9 kW/l / 0.547 bhp/cu in / 0.547 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.9 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear 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 ratio52.4 kW/ton / 39.7 bhp/ton / 39.7 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)6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions152 g/km / 245 g/mi / 245 g/mi (est.)
  Range615 km / 382 mi / 382 mi

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet 34

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