Key facts

2003 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4204 mm
How heavy?
1251 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1896 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
105 PS / 104 bhp / 78 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
250 Nm / 184 ft.lb / 25.5 kgm @ 1900 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.10 s
How fast?
187 km/h, 116 mph
How economical?
6.8/4.4/5.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
140 CO2 g/km

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2003 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI technical specifications

Introduction

The Golf 1.9 TDI is a front wheel drive hatchback road car with a front mounted engine, manufactured by Volkswagen.
Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 1.9 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 104 bhp (105 PS/78 kW) at 4000 rpm and 250 N·m (184 lb·ft/25.5 kgm) at 1900 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission.
Its quoted kerb weight is 1251 kg.
Its maximum speed stated is 187 km/h (116 mph), official fuel consumption is 6.8/4.4/5.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 140 g/km.
2003 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI data
2003 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2578 101.5
Track/tread (front) 1539 60.6
Track/tread (rear) 1528 60.2
Length 4204 165.5
Width 1759 69.3
Height 1483 58.4
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 1251 kg 2758 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.320
Frontal area 2.22
CdA 0.71
engine
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.9 litre
1896 cc
(115.701 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
8 valves in total
maximum power output 105 PS (104 bhp) (78 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 54.9 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 250 Nm (184 ft·lb) (25.5 kgm)
at 1900 rpm
Specific torque 131.86 Nm/litre
1.59 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 19:1
Fuel system MPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1657 kPa (240.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 474 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Compressor
Intercooler Y
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.50 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.10 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.80 s
Standing kilometre 32.80 s
Maximum speed 187 km/h (116 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 84.29 PS/g
61.99 kW/g
83.13 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.13 kg/kW
26.94 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.8/4.4/5.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km6.84.45.2 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre14.7/22.7/19.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG41.5/64.2/54.3 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG34.6/53.5/45.2 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 140 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 137.80 g/km
VED band (UK) E
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.90 m
Front suspension I.MS.LW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.4Li.ARB.
Wheel size front 6J x 15
Wheel size rear 6J x 15
Tyres front 195/65 R 15 H
Tyres rear 195/65 R 15 H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 255 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio 3.39
general
Carfolio.com ID135509
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI added 2005-11-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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