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1980-1993 VOLKSWAGEN Golf Cabriolet specifications


The MkI Cabriolet was a latecomer to the Golf scene, not seeing the light of day until 1979. However, it would far outlast the saloon on which it was based. Built by Karmann, the four-seater Cabriolet had body strengthening, a transverse roll bar and enhanced trim. Earlier cars had manually-operated hoods but these eventually graduated to power-operated ones. The GTI equivalent was known as the GLi until 1984 but proved slower and less rigid than the saloon. Because of the high costs of building a MkII version, the roofless MkI continued through until 1993.

Production

  • Production:
    400,871
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.2secs
  • Top speed:
    94.0mph
  • Power:
    54.0bhp
  • Torque:
    71.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, trailing arms, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3985mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2475mm
  • Width:
    1665mm
  • Height:
    1415mm
  • Weight:
    845kgs

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