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Volkswagen Golf LD


type 4/5S HBK
doors 5

Engine information

Bore × stroke 76.50 mm × 86.40 mm 3.01 in × 3.4 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 1.6 litre 1588 cc (96.906 cu in)
Engine type SOHC
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 23.00:1
Fuel system Bo diesel inj.
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 63.91 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 791.3 kPa (114.8 psi)
Specific torque 62.97 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.89
Unitary capacity 397 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal D.
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) 845 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 1863 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 0.97
Final drive ratio 3.90

General information

RAC rating 14.5
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1978 Volkswagen Golf LD PDF Manual
Designer Italdesign
Year 1978

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