1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 Golf 3

This automobile has a 3 door hatchback type body with a front positioned engine supplying power to the front wheels. The Volkswagen Golf VR6 belongs to the Golf 3 range of cars from Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Golf VR6's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 174 bhp (176 PS/130 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 234 N·m (173 lb·ft/23.9 kgm) at 4200 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission. With a claimed kerb weight of 1155 kg, the Volkswagen Golf VR6 manages to cover the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.1 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 15.7 seconds. It is claimed to attain a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).

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Volkswagen Golf VR6
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Key facts

1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 Golf 3 information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4020 mm
How heavy?
1155 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2792 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
176 PS / 174 bhp / 130 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
234 Nm / 173 ft.lb / 23.9 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.6 s
How fast?
220 km/h, 137 mph

Volkswagen Golf models

5 door estate/​station wagon FA 5M 2861 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 1455 kg
3 door hatchback FA 5M 2861 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 1410 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1598 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 975 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1598 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1000 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 64 PS 63 bhp 47 kW 1025 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 64 PS 63 bhp 47 kW 1050 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1060 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1085 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1984 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1080 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1391 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 1072 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1781 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1106 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1781 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1103 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4A 1781 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1146 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4A 1781 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1143 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1896 cm3 64 PS 63 bhp 47 kW 1142 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1896 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1896 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1145 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1984 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1136 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1391 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW 960 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 1005 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1084 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1984 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1140 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 1022 kg

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1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2475 mm 97.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1455 mm 57.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1439 mm 56.7 inches
Length 4020 mm 158.3 inches
Width 1695 mm 66.7 inches
Height 1405 mm 55.3 inches
Ground clearance 123 mm 4.8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 1155 kg 2546 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2792 cc
(170.378 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 90.3 mm
3.19 × 3.56 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
176 PS (174 bhp) (130 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
62.3 bhp/litre
1.02 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
234 Nm (173 ft·lb) (23.9 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
83.81 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic M 2.7 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1053.2 kPa (152.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 220 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 152.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
112.34 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
150.65 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.9 kg/kW
14.87 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.60 m
Front suspension I.CS.ARB.S.
Rear suspension TB.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.84
Final drive ratio 3.39
general
Carfolio.com ID34210
Production total
Model code
Model family Golf 3
RAC rating 24.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2017-07-23.