Key facts

1984 Volkswagen Polo 1.3 GT information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
3650 mm
How heavy?
730 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1272 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
76 PS / 75 bhp / 56 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
104 Nm / 77 / 10.6 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How fast?
171 km/h, 106 mph


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1984 Volkswagen Polo 1.3 GT technical specifications


The Volkswagen Polo 1.3 GT is a coupé with 3 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the front wheels.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.3 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 75 bhp (76 PS/56 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 104 N·m (77 lb·ft/10.6 kgm) at 3600 rpm.
This power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Its stated kerb weight is 730 kg.
Maximum speed claimed is 171 km/h, which is 106 mph.
1984 Volkswagen Polo 1.3 GT data
1984 Volkswagen Polo 1.3 GT data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2330 91.7
Track/tread (front) 1320 52
Track/tread (rear) 1350 53.1
Length 3650 143.7
Width 1580 62.2
Height 1350 53.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.57
Kerb weight 730 kg 1609 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1272 cc
(77.622 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 75 × 72 mm
2.95 × 2.83 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 76 PS (75 bhp) (56 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output 59 bhp/litre
0.97 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 104 Nm (77 ft·lb) (10.6 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque 81.76 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1027.4 kPa (149 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 318 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.2 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 171 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 104.17 PS/g
76.61 kW/g
102.74 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.05 kg/kW
21.8 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.89
Final drive ratio 4.06
general ID39336
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1984 Volkswagen Polo 1.3 GT added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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