• Volkswagen Golf VR6

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Key facts

1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 Typ 330 (A3) information summary

What body style?
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 / 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


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1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 technical specifications


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 Typ 330 (A3) 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).
1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 data
1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 Typ 330 (A3) data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2475 97.4
Track/tread (front) 1455 57.3
Track/tread (rear) 1439 56.7
Length 4020 158.3
Width 1695 66.7
Height 1405 55.3
Ground clearance 123 4.8
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
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
176 PS (174 bhp) (130 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
62.3 bhp/litre
1.02 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
234 Nm (173 ft·lb) (23.9 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
83.81 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
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
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/g
112.34 kW/g
150.65 bhp/ton
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 per 100km
km per litre
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
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
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.84
Final drive ratio 3.39
general ID34210
Production total
Model code
Model family Typ 330 (A3)
RAC rating 24.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1991 Volkswagen Golf VR6 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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