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Volkswagen Golf LS


type 4/5S HBK
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 74.53 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 938.5 kPa (136.1 psi)
Specific torque 74.69 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
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 2398 mm
wheelbase 94.4 in
Length (milimeters) 3815 mm
Length (inches) 150.2 in
Width (milimeters) 1610 mm
Width (inches) 63.4 in
Height (milimeters) 1410 mm
Height (inches) 55.5 in
L:W ratio 1.59
Ground clearance (milimeters)
Ground clearance (inches)
Kerb weight (kilograms) 805 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 1775 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
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio 0.96
Final drive ratio 4.27

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 Golf LS PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1979

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