Key facts

1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi 16S information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3815 mm
How heavy?
900 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1588 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
136 PS / 134 bhp / 100 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
157 Nm / 116 ft.lb / 16 kgm @ 5500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.60 s
How fast?
195 km/h, 121 mph
How economical?
6.3/8.1/12.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi 16S technical specifications

Introduction

The Volkswagen Golf GTi 16S is a 3 door hatchback style automobile with a front positioned engine driving through the front wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 1.6 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 134 bhp (136 PS/100 kW) at 6500 rpm and 157 Nm (116 lbft/16 kgm) at 5500 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Its stated weight at the kerb is 900 kg.
It is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 195 km/h or 121 mph, officially quoted fuel consumption is 6.3/8.1/12.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi 16S data
1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi 16S data
Applicable to the Swiss domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1414 55.7
Track/tread (rear) 1382 54.4
Length 3815 150.2
Width 1630 64.2
Height
Ground clearance 117 4.6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 900 kg 1984 lb
Weight distribution 64.40 % front
fuel tank capacity 45 litres 9.9 UK Gal 11.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code EG
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
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 136 PS (134 bhp) (100 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output 84.4 bhp/litre
1.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 157 Nm (116 ft·lb) (16 kgm)
at 5500 rpm
Specific torque 98.87 Nm/litre
1.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1242.4 kPa (180.2 psi)
Maximum RPM 7500 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)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.60 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 195 km/h (121 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 150.96 PS/g
111.03 kW/g
148.89 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.01 kg/kW
15.04 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.3/8.1/12.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km6.3/8.1/12.0 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre15.9/12.3/8.3 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG44.8/34.9/23.5 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG37.3/29.0/19.6 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 243.60 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6J x 14
Wheel size rear 6J x 14
Tyres front 185/60 HR 14
Tyres rear 185/60 HR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr
Front brake diameter 239 mm
Rear brake diameter 180 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.91
Final drive ratio 4.17
general
Carfolio.com ID296648
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi 16S added 2012-11-29.
Last modified 2013-03-23.

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