Club G40

Polo G40 Original Specification

Technical Data
Engine Type 4 cylinder, with mechanical supercharger.
Capacity, ltrs/cc 1.3/1272
Max. output, bhp (DIN)/kw 113/83
at rpm 6000
Max. torque, lbs ft/Nm 111/150
at rpm 3600-4400
Compression ratio 8.0:1
Bore/stroke, mm 75/72
Induction Electronic, multi-point injection system (Digifant) with mechanical,
G-spiral, supercharger and charge air intercooler.
Ignition Electronic controlled, mapped ignition.
Exhaust emission control Controlled, 3-way catalyst with lambda probe emission to US '83 standard.
Gearbox 5 speed
Battery, Amp/Ah 175/36
Alternator, max Amps 65
Top speed, mph/Kph 122/196
Acceleration, secs 0-60 mph 8.1
Fuel Consumption: Official govt. figs, mpg/ltr per 100 km
Urban cycle 31.4/9.0
at constant 56 mph (90 km/h) 51.4/ 5.5
at constant 75 mph (120 km/h) 37.2/7.6
Fuel grade, unleaded only 95 octane (RON) min
Length, ins/mm 146.7/3725
Width, ins/mm 62.6/1590
Height, ins/mm 52.2/1325
Wheelbase, ins/mm 91.9/2335
Track, front, ins/mm 52.0/1320
Track, rear, ins/mm 53.0/1346
Turning circle, ft/m 32.8/10
Front elbow width, ins/mm 51.9/1319
Max. luggage capacity ; cu. ft/ltrs (Ball measuring method)
- without rear seat(s) folded 10.6/300
- with rear seat(s) folded 37.8 1070
Fuel tank capacity, galls/ltrs 9.2/42
Running gear:
Wheel size, type 5 1/2 J x 13, BBS alloy road wheels; steel spare wheel.
Tyre size 175/60R 13H
Brakes, front/rear Internally ventilated front discs/self adjusting rear drums.
Steering Rack and pinion, with steering damper.
Unladen weight, lbs/kgs 1830 / 830
Max. gross weight, lbs/kgs 2756 / 1250
Trailer load limit, lbs/kgs
braked, 12% incline 1433 / 650
unbraked 904 / 410
Max tow bar load/roof loading, lbs (kgs) 110(50)/110(50)
Engine: Water cooled, four cylinder, transversely installed.
High compression and squish combustion. Blower-type supercharger.
Light Alloy, cross-flow cylinder head. Long-life spark plugs.
Valve gear: Single overhead camshaft; with maintenance-free hydraulic tappets.
Cooling: With electrically driven thermostatically controlled fan. Intercooler for charge air cooling.
Electrical System: 12 Volt. Low-maintenance battery . Electronic, mapped ignition system.
Transmission: Front wheel drive via single plate clutch and all-syncromesh gearbox.
Five speed sports gearbox.
Chassis: Suspension struts at front, track-stable steering, anti-roll bar.
Torsion beam, trailing arm axle at rear.
Maintenance-free rack and pinion steering. Safety, collapsible, steering column.
Diagonally split, circuit braking system. Servo assisted braking. Non asbestos brake linings.
Internally ventilated disc brakes at front, with self-adjusting drums at rear.
Load sensitive brake pressure regulator.