• Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited

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Key facts

1989 Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4020 mm
How heavy?
1275 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1781 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
210 PS / 207 bhp / 154 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
252 Nm / 186 / 25.7 kgm @ 5000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.4 s
How fast?
229 km/h, 142 mph


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1989 Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited technical specifications


The Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited is a hatchback with 5 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to all four wheels.
Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 1.8 litre supercharged 4 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 207 bhp (210 PS/154 kW) at 6500 rpm and 252 N·m (186 lb·ft/25.7 kgm) at 5000 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the wheels.
Having a stated weight at the kerb of 1275 kg, the Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited can dispense with the 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.4 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 28 seconds.
The Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 229 km/h (142 mph).
1989 Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited data
1989 Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2480 97.6
Track/tread (front) 1435 56.5
Track/tread (rear) 1437 56.6
Length 4020 158.3
Width 1650 65
Height 1400 55.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 1275 kg 2811 lb
Weight distribution 59.6 % front
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.34
Frontal area
engine type supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1781 cc
(108.683 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 86.4 mm
3.19 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 210 PS (207 bhp) (154 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output 116.2 bhp/litre
1.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 252 Nm (186 ft·lb) (25.7 kgm)
at 5000 rpm
Specific torque 141.49 Nm/litre
1.71 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1778.1 kPa (257.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 445.25 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28 s
Maximum speed 229 km/h (142 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 164.61 PS/g
121.07 kW/g
162.35 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.26 kg/kW
13.8 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 3.500
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6J x 15
Wheel size rear 6J x 15
Tyres front 205/50 R 15
Tyres rear 205/50 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID15939
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 Volkswagen Golf G60 Limited added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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