Key facts

Volkswagen Golf GTi, 1981 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3815 mm
How heavy?
840 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1588 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
110 PS / 108 bhp / 81 kW @ 6100 rpm
How much torque?
140 Nm / 103 ft.lb / 14.3 kgm @ 5000 rpm
How fast?
182 km/h, 113 mph
How economical?
5.9/7.7/10.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi technical specifications

Introduction

The Volkswagen Golf GTi is a hatchback with 3 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers the power to the front wheels.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.6 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 108 bhp (110 PS/81 kW) of power at 6100 rpm, and maximum torque of 140 N·m (103 lb·ft/14.3 kgm) at 5000 rpm.
The engine drives the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a claimed 840 kg at the kerb.
Maximum speed stated is 182 km/h (113 mph), official fuel consumption figures are 5.9/7.7/10.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi data
Volkswagen Golf GTi, 1981 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1404 55.3
Track/tread (rear) 1372 54
Length 3815 150.2
Width 1628 64.1
Height 1390 54.7
Ground clearance 117 4.6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 840 kg 1852 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1588 cc
(96.906 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.5 × 80 mm
3.13 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
110 PS (108 bhp) (81 kW)
at 6100 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
68 bhp/litre
1.11 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
140 Nm (103 ft·lb) (14.3 kgm)
at 5000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
88.16 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1107.9 kPa (160.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 397 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.10 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 182 km/h (113 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 130.36 PS/g
95.88 kW/g
128.57 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.43 kg/kW
17.42 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 5.9/7.7/10.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km5.9/7.7/10.6 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre16.9/13.0/9.4 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG47.9/36.7/26.6 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG39.9/30.5/22.2 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 218.78 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6J x 14
Wheel size rear 6J x 14
Tyres front 175/70 HR 13
Tyres rear 175/70 HR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.91
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID200376
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi added 2009-07-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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