Key facts

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

What body style?
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: 17.50 s
How fast?
148 km/h, 92 mph

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1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel technical specifications

Introduction

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).
1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel data
1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel Typ 330 (A3) data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
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 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 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
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) 12.30 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 17.50 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/g
43.77 kW/g
58.7 bhp/ton
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 per 100km
km per 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 rack & pinion
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
Gearbox 4 speed manual
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.

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