VW Golf Mk I GTi 1.8 group A (1983)
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1976: VW Golf Mk I GTi
1983: VW Golf Mk I GTi 1.8
1984: VW Golf Mk II GTi
1986: VW Golf Mk II GTi 16V
1990: VW Golf Mk II Rallye G60
1993: VW Golf Mk III GTi 16V


Group/Class A/7 Homologation number: A 5096
Years active 1983 - 1984 Homologation start: 1/1/1983
Type VW EA827 R4, code DX, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front transverse with 15o rear inclination
Capacity 1781 cc WRC: 1781 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 81.01 x 86.4
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Output power - torgue 170 HP / 7000 rpm 20.4 kgm (200 Nm) / 6250 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 54mm diameter connecting rod length between centers 144mm, big end bearing internal diameter 50.6mm
Materials block: grey cast iron, 220mm deck height, 277.8mm height, 88mm bore spacing cylinderhead: aluminium alloy, 132.9mm height
Cams/valves single overhead camshaft (SOHC), belt driven 2 valves/cyl. - 8 valves total. 40.1mm inlet valve diameter, 33.3mm exhaust valve diameter. 0o angle between valves axis and vertical. 2 coil springs per valve
Aspiration natural, Bosch K-jetronic mechanical multipoint fuel injection
Ignition electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system watercooled 6.5 lt
Lubrication system wet sump 3.5 lt
Type front wheel drive VW 020, 5 speed gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.455/1 (38/11)
2nd: 2.118/1 (36/17)
3rd: 1.444/1 (39/27)
4th: 1.129/1 (35/31)
5th: 0.911/1 (31/34)
R: 3.167/1 (38/12)
1st: 2.500/1 (35/14)
2nd: 1.789/1 (34/19)
3rd: 1.423/1 (37/26)
4th: 1.172/1 (34/29)
5th: 1.031/1 (33/32)
R: 3.167/1 (38/12)
Diffrential ratio 3.647/1 (62/17), 3.895/1 (74/19), 4.529/1 (77/17) helical gears limited slip front differential
Clutch dry single disk, 210mm diameter
Type steel monocoque Type 17DX2 chassis of VW A1 platform with roll-cage. 3 door hatchback steel bodyshell with steel supported PVC bumbers
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower L wishbone, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Rear suspension torsion beam axle with trailing arm, coil spring, telescopic gas shock absorbers and adjustable anti roll bar
Steering system power assisted rack and pinion 3.25 turns lock to lock
Brakes ventilated front disks of 256/240/260/266/280mm diameter with 4 piston calipers, rear drums of 180 or 200mm diameter, or ventilated rear disks of 226/240/260/266/280mm diameter with 2 piston calipers dual circuit with VW servo and adjustable ratio split front to rear
length: 3.850 m (151.6") width: 1.630 m (64.2") height: 1.395 m (54.9")
wheelbase: 2.400 m (94.5") front track: 1.405 m (55.3") rear track: 1.372 m (54.0")
Rims - tires 6" - 7" x 13", 10/1984+: 14" 175/70HR13 or 185/60R14
Weight 880 kg
Weight/power 5.2 kg/HP
Fuel tank 42 lt made of steel, or 45 lt made of aluminium

Results in WRC


Works team: Volkswagen Motorsport


Group A classification is noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Kalle Grundel
Rolf Melleroth
works 5th 8th
Total points
9 6 3
Others starts/finishes 2/2 1/1 1/1


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