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2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4199 mm
How heavy?
1142 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1390 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
80 PS / 79 bhp / 59 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
132 Nm / 97 ft.lb / 13.5 kgm @ 3800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 13.90 s
How fast?
172 km/h, 107 mph
How economical?
8.5/5.1/6.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
149 CO2 g/km

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2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 technical specifications

Introduction

This automobile has a 3 door hatchback body style with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the front wheels.
The Volkswagen Golf 1.4's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.4 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 79 bhp (80 PS/59 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 132 N·m (97 lb·ft/13.5 kgm) at 3800 rpm.
The engine drives the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox.
With a stated kerb weight of 1142 kg, the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 manages the 0-100 km/h dash in 13.90 seconds and the standing kilometre in 34.9 seconds.
Its maximum speed stated is 172 km/h (107 mph), official fuel consumption figures are 8.5/5.1/6.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 149 g/km.
2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 data
2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2578 101.5
Track/tread (front) 1540 60.6
Track/tread (rear) 1513 59.6
Length 4199 165.3
Width 1779 70
Height 1479 58.2
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 1142 kg 2518 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.310
Frontal area 2.22
CdA 0.69
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
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 80 PS (79 bhp) (59 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 56.8 bhp/litre
0.93 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 132 Nm (97 ft·lb) (13.5 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque 94.96 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1193.4 kPa (173.1 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) 9.20 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 13.90 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.80 s
Standing kilometre 34.90 s
Maximum speed 172 km/h (107 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 70.14 PS/g
51.59 kW/g
69.18 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.39 kg/kW
32.38 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.5/5.1/6.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km8.55.16.4 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre11.8/19.6/15.6 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG33.2/55.4/44.1 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG27.7/46.1/36.8 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 149 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 148.48 g/km
VED band (UK) F
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
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6J x 15
Wheel size rear 6J x 15
Tyres front 195/65 R 15 T
Tyres rear 195/65 R 15 T
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 253 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.74
Final drive ratio 4.36
general
Carfolio.com ID187429
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 added 2008-09-09.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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