1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel Typ 330 (A3)

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel is an automobile that has a 3 door hatchback body style with a front located engine powering the front wheels. The Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel belongs to the Typ 330 (A3) model family from Volkswagen. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.6 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 54 bhp (55 PS/40 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 100 N·m (74 lb·ft/10.2 kgm) at 2300 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 920 kg. Maximum stated speed is 148 km/h (92 mph).

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Key facts

1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel Typ 330 (A3) information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3985 mm
How heavy?
920 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1588 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
55 PS / 54 bhp / 40 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
100 Nm / 74 ft.lb / 10.2 kgm @ 2300 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 17.5 s
How fast?
148 km/h, 92 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
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1984 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1080 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
Volkswagen Golf GTi  -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1984 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1100 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1896 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 1022 kg
Volkswagen Golf VR6 -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 2792 cm3 176 PS 174 bhp 130 kW 1155 kg
3 door hatchback FF 4M 1272 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW 855 kg
Volkswagen Golf G60 -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1077 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 960 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 907 kg
Volkswagen Golf GTi -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 907 kg
Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Turbo Diesel -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1588 cm3 71 PS 70 bhp 52 kW 920 kg
3 door hatchback FF 4M 1272 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW 845 kg
3 door hatchback FF 4M 1595 cm3 74 PS 73 bhp 54 kW 870 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 900 kg

Similar models

5 door hatchback FF 4M 1360 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW
hatchback FF 5M 1116 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW
hatchback FF 5M 1138 cm3 57 PS 56 bhp 42 kW 725 kg
hatchback FF 4M 1196 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 740 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1297 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 865 kg
3 door hatchback FF 3A 1397 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 825 kg
4 door hatchback FF 5M 1595 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 915 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1714 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW 910 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1714 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW 995 kg
5 door hatchback FF 4M 1118 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 945 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1453 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW
1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2475 97.4
Track/tread (front) 1407 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1420 55.9
Length 3985 156.9
Width 1660 65.4
Height 1410 55.5
Ground clearance 125 4.9
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 920 kg 2028
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 diesel
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1588 cc
(96.906 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76.5 × 86.4 mm
3.01 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
55 PS (54 bhp) (40 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
34 bhp/litre
0.56 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
100 Nm (74 ft·lb) (10.2 kgm)
at 2300 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
62.97 Nm/litre
0.76 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 23:1
Fuel system Bo diesel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 791.3 kPa (114.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 397 cc
Aspiration Normal D.
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 12.3 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 17.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 148 km/h (92 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 59.51 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
43.77 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
58.7 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 22.85 kg/kW
38.16 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.CS.LowLi.
Rear suspension TBA.CS.TA.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 0.88
Final drive ratio 3.94
general
Carfolio.com ID38577
Production total
Model code
Model family Typ 330 (A3)
RAC rating 14.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.