1989 GTI 16V Technical Specifications


This page contains Technical Specifications for the 1989 GTI 16V sold in Canada and taken directly from literature published by Volkswagen
Canada Inc.



Type                    4 Cylinder, In-Line, DOHC, 16 Valves 
Bore                    82.5 mm
Stroke                  92.8 mm
Displacement            121 Cu. In.
Compression Ratio       10.8:1
H.P. @ RPM (SAE Net)    134 @ 5,800
Max. Trq. Lbs.-Ft. @RPM 133 @ 4,400
Fuel Requirement        Unleaded (Premium Recommended for
                           Maximum Performance)


Arrangement             Front Mounted, Transverse
Cylinder Block          Cast Iron
Crankshaft              Forged Steel, 5 Main Bearings
Cylinder Head           Aluminum Alloy, Cross-Flow
Valve Train             Dual Over Head Cam, Spur Belt Driven,
                        4 Valves per Cylinder, Hydraulic Lifters
Cooling System          Water Cooled, Cross-Flow Radiator,
                        Water Pump, Thermostatically Controlled
                        Electric Radiator Fan
Lubrication             Rotary Gear Pump, Intermediate Shaft
                        Drive, Oil Cooler
Fuel/Air Supply         Fuel Injection (KE-Motronic)
Emission System         3-Way Catalyst, Oxygen Sensor                         


Battery                 63 Amp. with A/C
Alternator              65 Amp. Max. (90 Amp. with A/C)
Ignition                Digital Electronic with Knock Sensor


Transmission Gear Ratios        Manual - 5
        1st                     3.45:1
        2nd                     2.12:1
        3rd                     1.44:1
        4th                     1.13:1
        5th                     0.91:1
        Reverse                 3.17:1
        Final Drive             3.67:1

Clutch                   Dry, Single Plate


Type                    Power Assisted Rack and Pinion
Turning Circle, 
   Curb-to-Curb         10.5 m


Type                    Unitized Construction,
                        Bolt-On Front Fenders
Front Suspension        Independent MacPherson Struts, 
                        Negative Steering Roll Radius, Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension         Independent Torsion Beam Axle, Coil Springs,
                        Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar 
Service Brakes          Power-Assisted, Dual Diagonal Hydraulic Circuits,
                        Ventilated Discs Front, Solid Discs Rear
Parking Brake           Mechanical, Effective on Rear Wheels
Wheels                  6 J x 15 Light Alloy
Tires                   195/50VR15


Engine Oil              4.5 Liters with Filter
Fuel                    55 Liters


Wheelbase               247.2 cm
Front Track             142.9 cm
Rear Track              142.2 cm
Overall Length          401.3 cm
Overall Width           168.0 cm
Overall Height          141.5 cm (Unladen)
Ground Clearance        11.7 cm (Laden)


                        Manual-5 Speed
Top Speed               124 mph
  0-80 km/h             5.7 sec.
  0-100 km/h            7.6 sec.


EPA Class               Compact
Front Seat              46.4 Cu. Ft.
Rear Seat               40.5 Cu. Ft.
Trunk                   17.9 Cu. Ft.
Seating Capacity        5
                        Front   Rear
Volume (Cu. Ft.)        46.4    40.5
Head Room               38.1"   37.5"
Shoulder Room           53.3"   54.3"
Hip Room                51.6"   51.5"
Leg Room                39.5"   34.4"



2.0 Liter, 123 HP DOHC, 16 Valve Fuel Injected Engine
5-Speed Manual Sport Transmission
Tuned Exhaust System with Twin Outlet Pipes
Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
Power Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering


All Steel Unit Body Construction
Roof Mounted Flexible Antenna with Integral Amplifier
Remote Controlled Outside Mirrors (Left & Right)
2-Speed Windshield Washer/Wiper with Intermittent Setting
Rear Window Wiper/Washer with Intermittent Setting
6J x 15 Light Alloy Wheels with Steel Space Saver Spare
195/50VR15 Steel-Belted Radial Tires
Lockable Fuel Filler Cap
Daytime Running Lights
Wide, Protective Lower Body Side Moulding
Black Protective Wheel Arch Flares
Rear Spoiler


Alpine White - (L90E)
Black - (LO41)
Red Pearl Mica - (LE3P)
Tornado Red - (LY3D)


Full Instrumentation Including Speedometer, Odometer,
   Trip Odometer, Coolant Temperature Gauge with Warning Light,
   Telltale Lights for Alternator Output, Oil Pressure, 
   Tachometer, Digital Quartz Chronometer, Fuel Level Gauge
On-Board Multi-Function Trip Computer
4-Spoke Leather-Wrapped Sport Steering Wheel
Leatherette Shift Boot
Height-Adjustable, Fully Reclining "Recaro" Sport Front Seats
   with Adjustable Headrests
Velour Cloth Upholstery
Fully Padded Cut-Pile Carpeting
Height Adjustable Steering Column 
4 Speaker AM/FM Stereo Full-Logic Cassette, Electronic Tuning
   Radio with Electronic Security Code Protection
Flexible Roof-Mounted Antenna
Fully Reclining Front Bucket Seats with Adjustable
   Headrests & Height Adjustable Driver's Seat
Fold Down, Split 60/40 Rear Seats
Side Window Defoggers
Electric Rear Window Defroster
Instant Response, High Capacity Air Blend Ventilation System
   with 3-Speed Blower
Tinted Safety Glass (All Around)
Center Console with Illuminated Ashtray & Lighter and
   Rear Seat Heating Outlets
Time Delay Courtesy Light
Illuminated, Locakable Glove Compartment
Storage Trays Under Dash (left & Right)
Cloth-Covered Door Panels with New, Larger Storage Bins on Front
3-Point Inertia Type Seat Belts for Outboard Read Seat Passengers


Air Conditioning
Sunroof with Air Deflector
Cruise Control
Sound System Upgrade - 6 Active Speakers

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