Key facts

2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4199 mm
How heavy?
1157 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1595 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
102 PS / 100.5 bhp / 75 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
148 Nm / 109 ft.lb / 15.1 kgm @ 3800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.30 s
How fast?
188 km/h, 117 mph
How economical?
9.7/5.6/7.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
166 CO2 g/km

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2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 technical specifications

Introduction

The Golf 1.6 is an automobile from Volkswagen, with front wheel drive, a front located engine and a 3 door hatchback body style.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.6 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 100.5 bhp (102 PS/75 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 148 N·m (109 lb·ft/15.1 kgm) at 3800 rpm.
The power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted kerb weight is 1157 kg.
Maximum stated speed is 188 km/h (117 mph), officially stated fuel consumption figures are 9.7/5.6/7.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 166 g/km.
2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 data
2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 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 1157 kg 2551 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 1.6 litre
1595 cc
(97.333 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 77.4 mm
3.19 × 3.05 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.05
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 102 PS (100.5 bhp) (75 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 63 bhp/litre
1.03 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 148 Nm (109 ft·lb) (15.1 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque 92.79 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1166 kPa (169.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 398.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.30 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.30 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.60 s
Standing kilometre 32.40 s
Maximum speed 188 km/h (117 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 88.07 PS/g
64.77 kW/g
86.86 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.44 kg/kW
25.79 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 9.7/5.6/7.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km9.75.67.1 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre10.3/17.9/14.1 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG29.1/50.4/39.8 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG24.2/42.0/33.1 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 166 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 164.72 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 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 0.81
Final drive ratio 4.53
general
Carfolio.com ID187594
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 added 2008-09-09.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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