Key facts

2001 Volkswagen Polo TDI, 2003 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3897 mm
How heavy?
1135 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1422 cm3
How many cylinders?
3, Straight
How much power?
74 PS / 73 bhp / 54 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
195 Nm / 144 ft.lb / 19.9 kgm @ 2200 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 13.60 s
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph
How economical?
5.5/3.9/4.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
119 CO2 g/km

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2001 Volkswagen Polo TDI technical specifications

Introduction

The Polo TDI is a front wheel drive hatchback motor car with a front located engine, sold by Volkswagen.
The 1.4 litre engine is a turbocharged, single overhead camshaft, 3 cylinder that has an output of 73 bhp (74 PS/54 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 195 N·m (144 lb·ft/19.9 kgm) at 2200 rpm.
Power is transferred to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
With a stated kerb weight of 1135 kg, the Volkswagen Polo TDI can dispense with the 0-100 km/h sprint in 13.60 seconds and the standing kilometre in 35 seconds.
Maximum quoted speed is 170 km/h, or 106 mph, manufacturer claimed fuel consumption is 5.5/3.9/4.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 119 g/km.
2001 Volkswagen Polo TDI data
2001 Volkswagen Polo TDI, 2003 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2460 96.9
Track/tread (front) 1435 56.5
Track/tread (rear) 1425 56.1
Length 3897 153.4
Width 1650 65
Height 1465 57.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.58
Kerb weight 1135 kg 2502 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 45 litres 9.9 UK Gal 11.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.320
Frontal area 2.04
CdA 0.65
engine
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 3
Capacity 1.4 litre
1422 cc
(86.776 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.5 × 95.5 mm
3.13 × 3.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.83
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
6 valves in total
maximum power output 74 PS (73 bhp) (54 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 51.3 bhp/litre
0.84 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 195 Nm (144 ft·lb) (19.9 kgm)
at 2200 rpm
Specific torque 137.13 Nm/litre
1.66 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 19.5:1
Fuel system direct diesel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1723.2 kPa (249.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 474 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 8.70 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 13.60 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19.00 s
Standing kilometre 35.00 s
Maximum speed 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 65.21 PS/g
47.96 kW/g
64.32 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.85 kg/kW
34.83 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 5.5/3.9/4.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km5.53.94.4 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre18.2/25.6/22.7 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG51.4/72.4/64.2 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG42.8/60.3/53.5 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 119 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 116.60 g/km
VED band (UK) C
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.TB.CS.
Wheel size front 5J x 14
Wheel size rear 5J x 14
Tyres front 165/70 R 14 T
Tyres rear 165/70 R 14 T
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 256 mm
Rear brake diameter 232 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.76
Final drive ratio 3.39
general
Carfolio.com ID116721
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 11.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Volkswagen Polo TDI added 2003-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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