1991 GTI 16V Technical Specifications
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.
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
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
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
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
Engine Oil 4.3 Quarts with Filter
Fuel 14.5 U.S. Gallons
Cooling System 7.3 Quarts
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)
Top Speed 125 mph
0-50 mph 5.7 sec.
0-60 mph 7.8 sec.
EPA Estimates (City/Hwy.)
50 States 22/28
EPA Class Compact
Front Seat 46.4 Cu. Ft.
Rear Seat 40.5 Cu. Ft.
Trunk 17.7 Cu. Ft.
Seating Capacity 5
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, 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)
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
Alpine White - (L90E)
Black - (L04I))
Montanna Metallic - (LB6Z)
Tornado Red - (LY3D)
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 &
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
6 Amplified Speaker AM/FM Stereo Cassette Sound System with
Theft Deterrent Blinking Red Light and Coding System
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