1996/97 Golf III GTI 16V Technical Specifications (Europe & Asia)




This page contains Technical Specifications for the 1996 & 97 Golf III GTI 16V sold in Asia & Europe. This information is taken fron literature 
published by Volkswagen of Japan and Volkswagen Germany. Many thanks to Tetsuo Hayashi of Kobe, Japan for his assistance in gathering this 
information.



ENGINE

Type                    4 Cylinder, In-Line
Bore                    82.5 mm 
Stroke                  92.8 mm
Displacement            1,984 cc
Compression Ratio       10.5:1
H.P. @ RPM (SAE Net)    145 @ 6,000
Max. Trq. Lbs.-Ft.@RPM  18.3 kgm @ 4,800
Fuel Requirement        Unleaded Premium (98 RON)


ENGINE DESIGN

Arrangement             Front Mounted, Transverse
Cylinder Block          Cast Iron
Crankshaft
Cylinder Head
Valve Train
Cooling System
Fuel/Air Supply
Emission System         Catalytic Converter 
                        Lambda Control                         

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Battery                 60 Amp                 
Alternator              70/280   
Ignition                Electronic Ignition Management 
                        with Long-Life Spark Plugs   

DRIVE TRAIN - FRONT WHEEL DRIVE

Type                    5 Speed Manual with Double
                        Constant Velocity Joint Drive Shafts
                        Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)

Transmission Gear Ratios	Manual - 5
	1st			3.300:1
	2nd			1.944:1
	3rd			1.416:1
	4th			1.029:1
	5th			0.837:1
        Reverse                 3.060:1
     
Clutch                  Asbestos-Free, Single Dry Plate
                        Hydraulic Clutch Operation

STEERING

Type                    Maintenance-Free Rack & Pinion
                        Steering with Power Assistance
                        Safety Steering Column with
                        Telescoping Element       

BODY, CHASSIS and SUSPENSION

Springing               Coil Springs with Telescopic
                        Shock Absorbers (Front)
                        Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers (Rear)
Front Suspension        Suspension Struts & (Lower)
                        Three-Point Wishbones
                        (Track Stabilizing Steering Roll
                         Radius)
                        Anti-Roll Bar - Front    
Rear Suspension         Torsion Beam Trailing Arm Axle 
                        with Large Track-Correcting Mounts
                        Anti-Roll Bar - Rear
Service Brakes          Dual Circuit System with Ventilated
                        Discs Front & Rear  
                        Electronic Anti-Locking Brake System
Wheels                  6.5J x 15 Long Beach Alloy Wheels
Tires                   205/50VR15

CAPACITIES

Engine Oil		
Fuel                    55 Litres			
Cooling System	

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase               2,475 mm
Front Track             1,460 mm
Rear Track              1,440 mm
Turning Circle          11 m 
Overall Length          4,020 mm
Overall Width           1,170 mm
Overall Height          1,435 mm
Ground Clearance        135 mm 
Curb Weight             1,200kg
	

PERFORMANCE

Manual-5 Speed
Top Speed               Information
Acceleration            Not
MPG Estimates           Currently	
Max. Driving Range      Available

INTERIOR VOLUME (SAE)

Seating Capacity          5			
Comfort Dimension         1836 mm              
Elbow Room - Front        1440 mm
Seating Area              2.59 m
Luggage Space (litres)    320/1152 

STANDARD FEATURES

Air Conditioning
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) 
Central Locking Immobilizer
Electronic Differential Lock System (ESD)

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Tinted Heat-Insulating Windows
Color-Keyed Bumoers
Color-Keyed Radiator Grille
Color-Keyed Lateral Rubbing Strips
Color-Keyed Door Mirror Housings
Black Sills
Twin Exhaust Tailpipe
Heated Dual Remote Controlled Outside Rearview Mirrors
Integrated Front Hallogen Fog Lamps
6.5J x 15 Long Beach Alloy Wheels
205/50VR15 Steel Belted Radial Tires

INTERIOR FEATURES

Tinted Heat-Insulating Windows
Vanity Morror in Driver's Side & Front Passenger's Sun Visor
Illuminated Ashtray in Fascia
Center Console with Ashtray at Rear
Lockable Glove Compartment on Front Passenger's Side
Storage Boxes on Doors at Front
Height Adjustable Front Recaro Seats
1/3 to 2/3 Split-Folding Rear Seat & Backrest
Two Head Restraints at Rear
Leather Covered Steering Wheel Rim, Gear Lever Know and Gaiter
    and Handbrake Lever Handle
Height Adjustable Three-Point Inertia Reel Seat Belts with
    Belt Tensioners at Front
Two Three-Point Inertia Reel Seat Belts - with Height
    Adjustment on 4-door Models - and One Static Lap Belt 
    at Rear
Velour Fleece Carpeting
Velour Fleece Lining for Luggage Compartment
Carpeted Luggage Compartment Cover 

ELECTRICAL/OPERATING EQUIPMENT

Air Bag for Driver & Front Passenger
Electronic Immobilizer
Air Conditioning
Electric Windows at Front
Twin Halogen Headlights Under One Lens
8 Speaker AM/FM Cassette Radio

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Revised: July 4, 1997. 
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