1991 GTI 16V Technical Specifications (USA)




This page contains Technical Specifications for the 1991 GTI 16V sold in the United States and taken directly from literature published by 
Volkswagen of America.

 

ENGINE

Type                    4 Cylinder, In-Line 
Displacement            121 Cu. In.
H.P. @ RPM (SAE Net)    134 @ 5,800
Max. Trq. Lbs.-Ft. @RPM 133 @ 4,400
Fuel Requirement        Unleaded (Premium Recommended for
                          Maximum Performance)


ENGINE DESIGN

Arrangement             Front Mounted, Transverse
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
Fuel/Air Supply         Fuel Injection (KE - Motronic)
Emission System         3-Way Catalyst, Oxygen Sensor

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Battery                 12 Volt, 63 Amp/Hr.
Alternator              14 Volt, 65 Amp. Max. (90 Amp. with A/C)
Ignition                Digital Electronic with Knock Sensor

DRIVE TRAIN - FRONT WHEEL DRIVE

Transmission Gear Ratios        Manual - 5
        1st                     
        2nd                     
        3rd                     
        4th                     
        5th                     
        Reverse                 
        Final Drive             

STEERING

Type                    Rack and Pinion Power Assist

BODY, CHASSIS and SUSPENSION

Type                    Unitized Construction,
                        Bolt-On Front Fenders
Front Suspension        Independent MacPherson Struts, 
                        15mm Stabilizer Bar, Coil Springs,
                        Telescopic Shock Absorbers
Rear Suspension         Independent Torsion Beam Axle,
                        20mm Stabilizer Bar, Coil Springs,
                        Telescopic Shock Absorbers
Service Brakes          Dual Diagonal Circuits with Power Assist,
                        Vent 9.4" Discs Front,
                        Solid 8.9" Discs Rear, Self Adjusting
Parking Brake           Mechanical to Rear Wheels
Wheels                  6.5 J x 15 BBS Modular Alloy
Tires                   195/50VR15V Steel Belted Radial Tires

CAPACITIES

Engine Oil              4.3 Quarts with Filter
Fuel                    14.5 U.S. Gallons
Cooling System          7.3 Quarts

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase               97.3" (2,472 mm)
Front Track             56.3" (1,429 mm)
Rear Track              56.0" (1,422 mm)
Overall Length          159.1"
Overall Width           66.1" (1,680 mm)
Overall Height          55.7" (1,415 mm) (Unladen)
Ground Clearance        4.6" (117 mm) (Laden)
Curb Weight             

PERFORMANCE

                        Manual-5 Speed
Top Speed               125 mph
Acceleration
  0-50 mph              5.7 sec.
  0-60 mph              7.8 sec.
  40-60 mph             
EPA Estimates           (City/Hwy.)
  50 States               22/28

INTERIOR VOLUME (SAE)

EPA Class               Compact
Front Seat              46.4 Cu. Ft.
Rear Seat               40.5 Cu. Ft.
Trunk                   17.7 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"

 

STANDARD FEATURES

2.0 Liter, 134HP, 16 Valve 4-Cylinder Fuel Injected Engine
5-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering
Sport Suspension, Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension,
        Independent Torsion Beam Axle Rear Suspension,
        Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
Sport Tuned Suspension, Dual Tipped Exhaust Pipe
Power Assisted Vented Front Disc Brakes
Self-Adjusting Solid Rear Discs
195/50R15V Steel Belted Radial Tires
Heavy Duty Cooling
On Board Emission Diagnostic System (Calif. Models)

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Front Spoiler with Brake Cooling Ducts
Body Color Rear Spoiler with Integrated Stop Lamp
Integrated Black Bumpers with Color Keyed Front & Rear Trim
Integrated Fog Lamps in Front Bumper
Black Wheelhouse Flares with Integrated Rocker Panel Extensions
Dual Remote Controlled Outside Rearview Mirrors
   w/Color Keyed Housings
Dual Round Halogen Headlamps with Adjacent Driving Lamps
Two-Speed Wipers with Intermittent Feature and
   Driver's Side Deflector
Rear Wiper with Intermittent Mode
Narrow Body Side Molding with Integrated GTI Nomenclature
Black VW Front Grille Badge, Window Trim & Door Handle Inserts
Roof Mounted Antenna
6.5J x 15 BBS Modular Alloy Wheels

EXTERIOR COLORS

Alpine White - (L90E)
Black - (L04I))
Montanna Metallic - (LB6Z)
Tornado Red - (LY3D)

INTERIOR FEATURES

Full Instrumentation including Speedometer, Tachometer,
        Trip Odometer, Fuel Gauge, Coolant Temp. Gauge,
        Digital Clock, Warning Chimes & Lights
On Board Multi-Function Trip Computer
Center Console with Ashtray, Cigarette Lighter &
        Storage Compartment
Height Adjustable, Fully Reclining Recaro Front Bucket
        Seats with Adjustable Headrests
Height Adjustable Steering Column
Leather Wrapped 4-Spoke Steering Wheel
Automatic Shoulder Belt System with Manual Lap Belts
3-Point Outboard Rear Seatbelts with Center Lap Belt
Split Rear Folding Seats
Velour, Multi-Colored Upholstery & Dark Grey Trim
Velour and Leatherette Door Trim Panels
Full Cut Pile Carpeting, Full Luggage Compartment Trim
Electric Rear Window Defroster
Side Window Defoggers, Tinted Glass
Courtesy and Dome Lights with Time Delay
Right Hand Vanity Mirror (Illuminated)
Left Hand Vanity Mirror
Locking & Illuminated Glove Box
Front Door Map Pockets
Right Front Assist Handle
Rear Assist Handles with Coat Hooks
6 Speaker Sount System Preparation

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Air Conditioning
Manual Sunroof
6 Amplified Speaker AM/FM Stereo Cassette Sound System with
        Theft Deterrent Blinking Red Light and Coding System

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