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Volkswagen Passat Variant


type 4/5S EST
doors 5

Engine information

Bore × stroke 75.00 mm × 72.00 mm 2.95 in × 2.83 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 1.3 litre 1272 cc (77.622 cu in)
Engine type SOHC
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 8.20:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 59.78 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 908.9 kPa (131.8 psi)
Specific torque 72.33 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings 5
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 1.04
Unitary capacity 318 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2470 mm
wheelbase 97.2 in
Length (milimeters) 4260 mm
Length (inches) 167.7 in
Width (milimeters) 1610 mm
Width (inches) 63.4 in
Height (milimeters) 1360 mm
Height (inches) 53.5 in
L:W ratio 1.72
Ground clearance (milimeters) 180 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 7.1 in
Kerb weight (kilograms) 920 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2028 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 45 litres
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 9.9 UK Gal
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 11.9 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Transverse
Drive FWD
Steering rack & pinion
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.30 m
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio 0.97
Final drive ratio 4.56

General information

RAC rating 14.0
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1979 Volkswagen Passat Variant PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1979

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