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1998 Volkswagen GTI

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Specs

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Base 2dr HB Base Manual

Brakes

Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 17.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -

Engine

Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 97.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7
Length, Overall (in) 160.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in) 37.4
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.5

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79
Suspension Type - Front Independent

Tires

Rear Tire Size P195/60R14
Front Tire Size P195/60R14
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size Compact

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2565

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum