Key facts

Volkswagen 1600 L, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4225 mm
How heavy?
960 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1584 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
54 PS / 53 bhp / 40 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
110 Nm / 81 ft.lb / 11.2 kgm @ 2200 rpm
How fast?
135 km/h, 84 mph

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1968 Volkswagen 1600 L technical specifications

Introduction

The Volkswagen 1600 L is a saloon (sedan) with 2 doors and a rear mounted engine which delivers the power through the rear wheels.
The 1.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder unit that develops 53 bhp (54 PS/40 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 110 N·m (81 lb·ft/11.2 kgm) at 2200 rpm.
A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Quoted kerb weight is 960 kg.
Maximum claimed speed is 135 km/h, which equates to 84 mph.
1968 Volkswagen 1600 L data
Volkswagen 1600 L, 1968 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1310 51.6
Track/tread (rear) 1346 53
Length 4225 166.3
Width 1641 64.6
Height 1471 57.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 960 kg 2116 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1584 cc
(96.662 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85.5 × 69 mm
3.37 × 2.72 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.24
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
54 PS (53 bhp) (40 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
33.5 bhp/litre
0.55 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
110 Nm (81 ft·lb) (11.2 kgm)
at 2200 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
69.44 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.7:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 872.7 kPa (126.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 396 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 135 km/h (84 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 55.98 PS/g
41.17 kW/g
55.21 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 24.29 kg/kW
40.57 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 rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering worm & roller
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.10 m
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension I.TB.
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
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID78320
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Volkswagen 1600 L added 2001-03-16.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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