Key facts

Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI, 2002 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4188 mm
How heavy?
1332 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1896 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
90 PS / 89 bhp / 66 kW @ 3750 rpm
How much torque?
210 Nm / 155 / 21.4 kgm @ 1900 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 12.3 s
How economical?
42/49 US MPG EPA city/highway


VW logo -

Volkswagen logo

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

2002 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI technical specifications


The Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI is a 5 door hatchback style motor vehicle with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft turbocharged powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 1.9 litres. This unit develops power and torque figures of 89 bhp (90 PS/66 kW) at 3750 rpm and 210 Nm (155 lbft/21.4 kgm) at 1900 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 1332 kg.
2002 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI data
Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI, 2002 MY data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2512 98.9
Track/tread (front) 1514 59.6
Track/tread (rear) 1494 58.8
Length 4188 164.9
Width 1735 68.3
Height 1440 56.7
Ground clearance 102 4
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1332 kg 2937 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area
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
90 PS (89 bhp) (66 kW)
at 3750 rpm
Specific output
46.9 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
210 Nm (155 ft·lb) (21.4 kgm)
at 1900 rpm
Specific torque
110.76 Nm/litre
1.34 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminum alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 19.5:1
Fuel system direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1391.8 kPa (201.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 474 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 12.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 67.75 PS/g
49.83 kW/g
66.82 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.07 kg/kW
33.52 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 42/49 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km5.6/4.8 l/100km city/highway
km per litre17.9/20.8 km/l city/highway
UK MPG50.4/58.8 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG42.0/49.0 US MPG city/highway
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.040
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6J x 15
Wheel size rear 6J x 15
Tyres front P195/65 R 15 H
Tyres rear P195/65 R 15 H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 232 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.76
Final drive ratio 3.39
general ID225467
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2002 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI added 2010-12-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

View in any of these languages:


Using this content requires that you credit as the source.
Please use the following link and anchor text:
2002 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI

World Car Specifications