1977 Audi 50 GLS

The Audi 50 GLS is a 3 door hatchback-bodied automobile with a front located engine powering the front wheels. The 1.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 59 bhp (60 PS/44 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 93 N·m (69 lb·ft/9.5 kgm) at 3400 rpm. The engine drives the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox. Stated weight at the kerb is 720 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 152 km/h or 94 mph.

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1977 Audi 50 GLS information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3526 mm
How heavy?
720 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1272 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
60 PS / 59 bhp / 44 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
93 Nm / 69 ft.lb / 9.5 kgm @ 3400 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 12.9 s
How fast?
152 km/h, 94 mph

Audi 50 models

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

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1977 Audi 50 GLS 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 1.3 litre
1272 cc
(77.622 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 75 × 72 mm
2.95 × 2.83 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
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 5600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
46.4 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
93 Nm (69 ft·lb) (9.5 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
73.11 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 34 PIC carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 918.8 kPa (133.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 318 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 12.9 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 4.06
general
Carfolio.com ID530574
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1977 Audi 50 GLS added 2017-09-24.
Last modified 2017-09-24.