Key facts

1998 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 4Motion TDi information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4149 mm
How heavy?
1331 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1896 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
116 PS / 114 bhp / 85 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
310 Nm / 229 / 31.6 kgm @ 1900 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.6 s
How fast?
192 km/h, 119 mph


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1998 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 4Motion TDi technical specifications


Volkswagen Golf 1.9 4Motion TDi is a car that has a 3 door hatchback body style with a front located engine supplying power to all four wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft turbocharged powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 1.9 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 114 bhp (116 PS/85 kW) at 4000 rpm and 310 Nm (229 lbft/31.6 kgm) at 1900 rpm respectively.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed automatic gearbox.
Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1331 kg.
Maximum speed quoted is 192 km/h or 119 mph.
1998 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 4Motion TDi data
1998 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 4Motion TDi data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2511 98.9
Track/tread (front) 1513 59.6
Track/tread (rear) 1494 58.8
Length 4149 163.3
Width 1735 68.3
Height 1439 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1331 kg 2934 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.9 litre
1896 cc
(115.701 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.5 × 95.5 mm
3.13 × 3.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.83
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
116 PS (114 bhp) (85 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
60.1 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
310 Nm (229 ft·lb) (31.6 kgm)
at 1900 rpm
Specific torque
163.5 Nm/litre
1.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 18:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2054.6 kPa (298 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 474 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Intercooler Y
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 192 km/h (119 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 86.84 PS/g
63.87 kW/g
85.65 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.66 kg/kW
26.15 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 all wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.90 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TB.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID81125
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 4Motion TDi added 2001-07-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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