Dimensions and other specs. (courtesy speedomodel)

 

Info pilfered from the UK R32 brochure and supercarsite.net (http://www.supercarsite.net/golf_r32.htm). There's some overlap, and I'm sure some corrections will be necessary.

 

CHASSIS

 

Length: 4149 mm / 163.3 in

Width: 1735 mm / 68.3 in

Height: 1444 mm / 56.9 in

Wheelbase: 2518 mm / 99.1 in

Front Track: 1513 mm / 59.6 in

Rear Track: 1487 mm / 58.5 in

Weight: 1477 kg / 3256 lbs (US-spec curb weight 3409, but average measured weight is closer to 3340lbs)

Weight Distribution (F/R): 61/39 with driver

Payload: 448 kgs / 1076 lbs

Front Axle Load Limit: 1050 kgs / 4410 lbs

Rear Axle Load Limit: 990 kgs / 2183 lbs

Max. Roof Load: 75 kgs / 165 lbs

Ground Clearance: 4.2 inches

Trunk Space: 14.0 cu ft

Headroom Front: 38.3 in

Headroom Rear: 34.0 in

 

ENGINE

 

Configuration: 3.2 ltr 15 V6 Otto

Powertrain: Front engine / 4Motion AWD

Valvetrain: DOHC 4 Valves / Cylinder

Displacement: 3.2 ltrs / 3189 cc / 194.6 cu in

Power: 179.7 kW / 241.0 bhp at 6250 rpm

Torque: 320.0 Nm / 236.0 ft lbs at 2800-3200 rpm

Bore: 84.0 mm / 3.31 in

Stroke: 95.9 mm / 3.78 in

Compression Ratio: 11.3:1

Bhp / Liter: 75.57 bhp

Redline: N/A

Alternator: 70 A

Battery: 340 A / 70 Ah

 

BRAKES

 

Type (F/R): Discs

Assist: Anti-Lock Breaking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Front Rotors: Ventilated, 334 mm / 13.1 in

Rear Rotors: Ventilated, 256 mm / 10.1 in

Front Calipers: 2 Piston, Blue-Coated

Rear Calipers: 1 Piston, Blue-Coated

 

WHEELS

 

Rims: OZ Aristo, 45.7 x 19.1J cm / 18.0 x 7.5J in

Tires: 225/40ZR-18

Bolt Pattern: 5x100 mm

Rim Offset: 38mm (most aftermarket wheels for the R32 are 35mm offset as 38mm is rare)

 

TRANSMISSION

 

Gear Type: 6 Speed Manual (MQ350)

Final Drive: 4.24:1

1st Gear Ratio: 3.36:1

2nd Gear Ratio: 2.09:1

3rd Gear Ratio: 1.47:1

4th Gear Ratio: 1.10:1

5th Gear Ratio: 0.86:1

6th Gear Ratio: 0.72:1

Rev Gear Ratio: 3.08:1

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Top Speed: Euro 153mph drag limited, US 130mph hard limited (speedometer reads a few mph higher)

0 - 60 mph: 6.4 seconds (US factory spec), 5.8 seconds (R&T magazine), 5.9 seconds (Motortrend)

0 - 100 kph: 6.6 seconds (Euro factory spec)

0 - 100 mph: 14.4 seconds (R&T)

0 - 1/4 mile: 14.1@99.2mph (R&T)

Braking Distance from 60 mph: 108 ft (Motortrend)

Braking Distance from 80 mph: 196 ft (R&T)

200ft skidpad 0.87 (Motortrend)

600ft slalom 66.1 mph (Motortrend)

 

Further performance data from Motortrend and R&T. Motortrend (June 2004) 0-60 5.9 sec, 1/4 mile 14.2@98mph

Road and Track (June 2004) 0-60 5.8 sec, 1/4 mile 14.1@99.2mph

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

 

Fuel Capacity: 16.4 US gallons

Cruise Range: 294 miles at 19mpg (R&T magazine)

EPA City / Highway: 19/26 (US)

CO2 Emissions: 278 g/km

Interior Noise: 75dB