Series 1 Polo: 1975-1981 – specification

Series 1 Polo: 1975-1981 – specification
Model Polo N,L/LS,GLS/GLS*
Displacement (cc) 895/1093/1272*
Bore x stroke (mm) 69.5 x 59/69.5 x 72/75 x 72*
Compression ratio 8.2:1/8.0:1/8.2:1*
Power output 40bhp @ 5900rpm/50bhp @ 5900rpm/60bhp @ 5600rpm*
Maximum torque 42.7lb ft @ 3500rpm/53lb ft @ 3500rpm/66.5lb ft @ 3400rpm*
Carburettor Single down draught with single choke
Transmission Front-wheel drive,four-speed manual
Top speed (mph) 82/88/94*
0-60mph (seconds) 21.2/15.4/12.9*
Front suspension MacPherson struts,coil springs, single track control arm, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Torsion beam,trailing arms,coil springs
Steering Self-adjusting rack and pinion,with negative roll radius, turning circle: 31.5ft
Brakes Discs (front), drums (rear)
Wheels 4.5 J x 13 pressed steel rims
Tyres 135 SR 13/145 SR 13/145 SR 13*
Unladen weight (kg) 685
Dimensions (l/w/h mm) 3510/1560/1344
Track (front/rear, mm) 1296/1312; wheelbase: 2335
Luggage capacity (seats up/folded, litres) 238/840
Fuel tank capacity (gallons/litres) 7.9/36
*Continental-specification models

Model Polo N,L/LS,GLS/GLS*
Displacement (cc) 895/1093/1272*
Bore x stroke (mm) 69.5 x 59/69.5 x 72/75 x 72*
Compression ratio 8.2:1/8.0:1/8.2:1*
Power output 40bhp @ 5900rpm/50bhp @ 5900rpm/60bhp @ 5600rpm*
Maximum torque 42.7lb ft @ 3500rpm/53lb ft @ 3500rpm/66.5lb ft @ 3400rpm*
Carburettor Single down draught with single choke
Transmission Front-wheel drive, four-speed manual
Top speed (mph) 82/88/94*
0-60mph (seconds) 21.2/15.4/12.9*
Front suspension MacPherson struts, coil springs, single track control arm, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Torsion beam, trailing arms, coil springs
Steering Self-adjusting rack and pinion with negative roll radius, turning circle: 31.5ft
Brakes Discs (front), drums (rear)
Wheels 4.5 J x 13 pressed steel rims
Tyres 135 SR 13/145 SR 13/145 SR 13*
Unladen weight (kg) 685
Dimensions (l/w/h mm) 3510/1560/1344
Track (front/rear, mm) 1296/1312; wheelbase: 2335
Luggage capacity (seats up/folded, litres) 238/840
Fuel tank capacity (gallons/litres) 7.9/36

*Continental-specification models

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