2001 Volkswagen Polo TDI, 2003 MY

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 13.6 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 119.0 g/km.

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2001 Volkswagen Polo TDI, 2003 MY information summary

What body style?
5 door 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: 13.6 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?
119.0 CO2 g/km

Volkswagen Polo models

Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1.4 Sedan -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1390 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW 147.0 CO2 1085 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1390 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 147.0 CO2 1075 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1390 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW 156.0 CO2 1118 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1598 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 156.0 CO2 1075 kg
Volkswagen Polo GTi -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 187.0 CO2 1164 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 188.0 CO2 1190 kg
Volkswagen Polo Fun -
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1390 cm3 99 PS 98 bhp 73 kW 163.0 CO2 1106 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 99 PS 98 bhp 73 kW 138.0 CO2 1106 kg
Volkswagen Polo GT -
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1896 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW 136.0 CO2 1155 kg
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 -
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1390 cm3 99 PS 98 bhp 73 kW 166.0 CO2 1075 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 99 PS 98 bhp 73 kW 132.0 CO2 1165 kg
Volkswagen Polo Saloon 1.4 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1390 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 158.0 CO2 1057 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1390 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 154.0 CO2 1052 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1896 cm3 64 PS 63 bhp 47 kW 130.0 CO2 1118 kg
Volkswagen Polo Saloon TDI -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1422 cm3 74 PS 73 bhp 54 kW 122.0 CO2 1129 kg

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5 door hatchback FF 5M 1248 cm3 70 PS 69 bhp 51 kW 119.0 CO2 965 kg
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5 door hatchback FF 5M 1910 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1055 kg
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5 door hatchback FF 5M 1910 cm3 80 PS 79 bhp 59 kW 1305 kg
Lancia Ypsilon -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1248 cm3 70 PS 69 bhp 51 kW 119.0 CO2 1045 kg
Lancia Ypsilon -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1248 cm3 70 PS 69 bhp 51 kW 119.0 CO2 1045 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1461 cm3 79 PS 78 bhp 58 kW 120.0 CO2 1195 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1461 cm3 79 PS 78 bhp 58 kW 120.0 CO2 1175 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1364 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 117.0 CO2 920 kg
2001 Volkswagen Polo TDI data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
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
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 45 litres 9.9 UK Gal 11.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.32
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
Valve gear 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) 8.7 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 13.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19 s
Standing kilometre 35 s
Maximum speed 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 65.21 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
47.96 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
64.32 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km5.5/3.9/4.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/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 119.0 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
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
Braked area
Gearbox 5
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.