2001 Volkswagen Polo 1.4, 2003 MY

The Volkswagen Polo 1.4 is a front wheel drive road car, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 5 door hatchback bodyshell. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.4 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 98 bhp (99 PS/73 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 126 N·m (93 lb·ft/12.8 kgm) at 4400 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1075 kg. The Volkswagen Polo 1.4 is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 188 km/h (117 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption is 8.9/5.3/6.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 166.0 g/km.

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Volkswagen Polo 1.4 -
Volkswagen Polo 1.4
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Key facts

2001 Volkswagen Polo 1.4, 2003 MY information summary

What body style?
5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3897 mm
How heavy?
1075 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1390 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
99 PS / 98 bhp / 73 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
126 Nm / 93 ft.lb / 12.8 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.9 s
How fast?
188 km/h, 117 mph
How economical?
8.9/5.3/6.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
166.0 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
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 99 PS 98 bhp 73 kW 132.0 CO2 1165 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1422 cm3 74 PS 73 bhp 54 kW 119.0 CO2 1135 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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2001 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 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 1075 kg 2370
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 naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1390 cc
(84.823 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76.5 × 75.6 mm
3.01 × 2.98 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.01
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 99 PS (98 bhp) (73 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 70.5 bhp/litre
1.16 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 126 Nm (93 ft·lb) (12.8 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque 90.65 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system MPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1139.1 kPa (165.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 347.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.2 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.5 s
Standing kilometre 32.5 s
Maximum speed 188 km/h (117 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 92.43 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.98 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
91.16 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.71 kg/kW
24.57 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.9/5.3/6.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km8.9/5.3/6.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre11.2/18.9/15.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG31.7/53.3/42.8 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG26.4/44.4/35.6 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 166.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 153.12 g/km
VED band (UK) H
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 6J x 14
Wheel size rear 6J x 14
Tyres front 185/60 R 14 H
Tyres rear 185/60 R 14 H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 256 mm
Rear brake diameter 232 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.89
Final drive ratio 3.88
general
Carfolio.com ID116765
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 added 2003-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.