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Volkswagen 1600 L Variant


type 4/5S EST
doors 3

Engine information

Bore × stroke 85.50 mm × 69.00 mm 3.37 in × 2.72 in
Cylinders F-4
Displace 1.6 litre 1584 cc (96.662 cu in)
Engine type OHV
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 7.70:1
Fuel system
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 135 km/h (84 mph)
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 51.21 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 872.7 kPa (126.6 psi)
Specific torque 69.44 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings 4
Coolant Air
Bore / stroke ratio 1.24
Unitary capacity 396 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2400 mm
wheelbase 94.5 in
Length (milimeters) 4225 mm
Length (inches) 166.3 in
Width (milimeters) 1641 mm
Width (inches) 64.6 in
Height (milimeters) 1471 mm
Height (inches) 57.9 in
L:W ratio 1.76
Ground clearance (milimeters)
Ground clearance (inches)
Kerb weight (kilograms) 1035 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2282 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 40 litres
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 8.8 UK Gal
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 10.6 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Rear
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Steering worm & roller
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.10 m
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio

General information

RAC rating 18.1
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1968 Volkswagen 1600 L Variant PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1968

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