1974 Audi 50 GL

The 50 GL is a road car from Audi, with front wheel drive, a front located engine and a 3 door hatchback body style. Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.1 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 59 bhp (60 PS/44 kW) at 6000 rpm and 83 Nm (61 lbft/8.5 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the wheels. The Audi 50 GL weighs a claimed 720 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed quoted is 152 km/h or 94 mph.

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Audi 50 GL
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Key facts

1974 Audi 50 GL information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3526 mm
How heavy?
720 kg
What size engine?
1.1 litre, 1092 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
60 PS / 59 bhp / 44 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
83 Nm / 61 ft.lb / 8.5 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 13.5 s
How fast?
152 km/h, 94 mph

Audi 50 models

3 door hatchback FF 4M 1272 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 720 kg
3 door hatchback FF 4M 1092 cm3 49.7 PS 49 bhp 36.5 kW 720 kg
Audi 50 LS -
3 door hatchback FF 4M 1092 cm3 49.7 PS 49 bhp 36.5 kW 720 kg

Similar models

2 door hatchback FF 4M 1170 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 600 kg
5 door hatchback FF 4M 1218 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 865 kg
3 door hatchback FR 4M 1256 cm3 58 PS 57 bhp 43 kW 889 kg
3 door hatchback FR 4M 1256 cm3 58 PS 57 bhp 43 kW 846 kg
5 door hatchback FF 1272 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 725 kg
1974 Audi 50 GL data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2335 mm 91.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1295 mm 51 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1310 mm 51.6 inches
Length 3526 mm 138.8 inches
Width 1560 mm 61.4 inches
Height 1360 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight 720 kg 1587 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 36 litres 7.9 UK Gal 9.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.1 litre
1092 cc
(66.638 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 69.5 × 72 mm
2.74 × 2.83 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
60 PS (59 bhp) (44 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
54 bhp/litre
0.89 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
83 Nm (61 ft·lb) (8.5 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
76.01 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 31 PICT-5 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 955.1 kPa (138.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 273 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 13.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 152 km/h (94 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 83.08 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
61.11 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
81.94 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.37 kg/kW
27.34 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
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 4½J x 13
Wheel size rear 4½J x 13
Tyres front 145 SR 13
Tyres rear 145 SR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 239 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.96
Final drive ratio 4.27
general
Carfolio.com ID530563
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1974 Audi 50 GL added 2017-09-24.
Last modified 2017-09-24.