VW Golf II GTI

Description

The second-generation Volkswagen Golf (Typ 19E) was a C-Segment car, launched at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The performance version VW Golf II GTI was launched in 1984, available in 3-door and 5-door bodystyles. It was fitted with the naturally aspirated 8 valve 1.8 liter engine of the first generation, producing 112 hp (82kw). In 1986, the engine was upgraded to a 16 valve 1.8 liter unit that produced 129 hp (95 kw) of power and 168 Nm of torque, combined with a 5 speed manual transmission. It accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 9 seconds and could reach a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). The second generation of the GTI had an optional power steering, disc brakes in all four wheels and ABS system. Visually, the car was distinguished by the red grille frame, the front lip, the rear spoiler and the plastic extensions on the wheel arches.

The limited edition VW Golf II Rallye launched in 1989 for homologation purposes, with a total of 5000 cars being produced. It was fitted with an 8 valve, G-supercharged, 1763 cc engine with a larger intercoolr and electrical injection, producing 160 hp (119 kw) of power and 226 Nm of torque, combined with a 5 speed manual gearbox and a Syncro four wheel drive system. It accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 8,7 seconds and could reach a top speed of 216 km/h (134 mph). The Rallye came with larger brakes, extended wheelbase by 4mm, refined suspension and power steering. Visually, the Golf Rallye was distinguished by the body coloured grille housing rectangular headlights, the redesigned front bumper,  the considerably wider fenders and the extended side sills.

 

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Additional information

Model

VW Golf II GTI

Production

1984-1992

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1781 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Single Point Injection

Power (hp)

129

Power (kw)

95

Power (@rpm)

@5800 rpm

Torque (Nm)

168

Torque (@rpm)

@4250 rpm

0-100km/h

9,0

Top Speed (km/h)

200 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

124 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

9,0

CO2 (g/km)

214 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

960 kg

Length

3985 mm

Width

1680 mm

Height

1405 mm

Wheelbase

2475 mm

Front Track

1430 mm

Rear Track

1420 mm

Boot Space

345

Tire Size

185/60 HR14

Front Brakes

256 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

226 mm Solid Discs