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Volkswagen Polo GLS


type 4/5S HBK
doors 3

Engine information

Bore × stroke 69.50 mm × 72.00 mm 2.74 in × 2.83 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 1.1 litre 1093 cc (66.699 cu in)
Engine type SOHC
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 8.00:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph 15.40 s
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed 142 km/h (88 mph)
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 72.99 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 885.3 kPa (128.4 psi)
Specific torque 70.45 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings 5
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.97
Unitary capacity 273.25 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2330 mm
wheelbase 91.7 in
Length (milimeters) 3505 mm
Length (inches) 138 in
Width (milimeters) 1560 mm
Width (inches) 61.4 in
Height (milimeters) 1334 mm
Height (inches) 52.5 in
L:W ratio 1.5
Ground clearance (milimeters)
Ground clearance (inches)
Kerb weight (kilograms) 685 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 1510 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 35.9 litre
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 7.9 UK Gal
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 9.5 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
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio 0.96
Final drive ratio 4.27

General information

RAC rating 12.0
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1978 Volkswagen Polo GLS PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1978

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