1985 Volkswagen Golf GTi Typ 330 (A3)|Golf 2

Volkswagen Golf GTi is a car that has a 3 door hatchback type body with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels. It forms part of Volkswagen's Typ 330 (A3)|Golf 2 model range. Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.8 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 110 bhp (112 PS/82 kW) at 5500 rpm and 156 Nm (115 lbft/15.9 kgm) at 3100 rpm respectively. This power is transferred to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Having a stated weight at the kerb of 907 kg, the Volkswagen Golf GTi covers the 0-100 km/h yardstick in 8.7 seconds and the standing kilometre in 30.7 seconds. It is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph).

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Volkswagen Golf GTi -
Volkswagen Golf GTi
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Volkswagen Golf GTi -
Volkswagen Golf GTi
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Key facts

1985 Volkswagen Golf GTi Typ 330 (A3)|Golf 2 information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3985 mm
How heavy?
907 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1781 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
112 PS / 110 bhp / 82 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
156 Nm / 115 ft.lb / 15.9 kgm @ 3100 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.7 s
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph

Volkswagen Golf models

5 door estate/​station wagon FA 5M 2861 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 1455 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 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1143 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4A 1781 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1146 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 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1145 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1896 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1984 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1136 kg
Volkswagen Golf GTi  -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1984 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1100 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
Volkswagen Golf GTi 16v -
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1781 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 907 kg
3 door hatchback FF 4M 1588 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW 920 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

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1985 Volkswagen Golf GTi data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2475 mm 97.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1427 mm 56.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Length 3985 mm 156.9 inches
Width 1680 mm 66.1 inches
Height 1405 mm 55.3 inches
Ground clearance 125 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 907 kg 2000 lb
Weight distribution 63 % front
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.34
Frontal area 1.91
CdA 0.65
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1781 cc
(108.683 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 86.4 mm
3.19 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
112 PS (110 bhp) (82 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
61.8 bhp/litre
1.01 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
156 Nm (115 ft·lb) (15.9 kgm)
at 3100 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
87.59 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1100.7 kPa (159.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 445.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.6 s
Standing kilometre 30.7 s
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 122.96 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
90.44 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
121.28 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.06 kg/kW
18.47 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.CS.LowLi.
Rear suspension TBA.CS.TA.
Wheel size front 5.5 x 13
Wheel size rear 5.5. x 13
Tyres front 175/70 HR 13
Tyres rear 175/70 HR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.89
Final drive ratio 3.67
general
Carfolio.com ID39534
Production total
Model code
Model family Typ 330 (A3)|Golf 2
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1985 Volkswagen Golf GTi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2017-07-23.