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Volkswagen Golf Mk4

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Volkswagen Golf Mk4
VW Golf IV front 20071205.jpg
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Also called VW Bora HS (China, 2006–2008)
VW City Golf (Canada, 2006–2008)
VW Golf City (2009–2010)
Production 1997–2004 (4.3 million units)[1]
Assembly WolfsburgGermany
São José dos PinhaisBrazil (Audi Senna)
UitenhageSouth Africa
Body and chassis
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door station wagon
5-door hatchback
Layout Front enginefront-wheel drive /four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34) platform
Related Volkswagen Jetta Mk4 (Bora)
Audi A3 Mk1
Audi TT Mk1
Volkswagen New Beetle
SEAT León Mk1
SEAT Toledo Mk2
Škoda Octavia Mk1
Engine 1.4 I4 16v 55kW (AHW/AXP/APE/AUA/AKQ/BCA)
1.6 I4 74kW (AEH/AKL/APF)
1.6 I4 75kW (AVU/BFQ)
1.6 I4 16v 77kW (AUS/AZD/ATN/BCB)
1.6 I4 16v FSI 81kW (BAD)
1.8 I4 55kW (AAM/ANN) (Cabriolet)
1.8 I4 66kW (ADZ/ANP) (Cabriolet)
1.8 I4 20v 92kW (AGN)
1.8 I4 20v Turbo 110kW (AGU/ARZ/ARX/AUM)
1.8 I4 20v Turbo 132kW (AUQ/AWP)
2.0 I4 85kW (APK/AQY/AZJ/AZH)
also available as a CNG/gasoline bivalent version
2.3 V5 110kW (AGZ)
2.3 V5 20v 125kW (AQN)
2.8 VR6 130kW (AAA/AFP)
2.8 VR6 24v 150kW (AQP/AUE/BDE)
3.2 VR6 24v 177kW (BFH/BML) (R32)
1.9 I4 SDI 50kW (AGP/AQM)
1.9 I4 TDI 66kW (AGR/ALH)
1.9 I4 TDI 74kW (ATD/AXR)
1.9 I4 TDI 81kW (AHF/ASV)
1.9 I4 TDI 85kW (AJM/AUY)
1.9 I4 TDI 96kW (ASZ)
1.9 I4 TDI 110kW (ARL)
Transmission 4-speed automatic
5-speed tiptronic automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed DSG
Wheelbase 2,512 mm (98.9 in)
R32: 2,517 mm (99.1 in)
Length 1999–2002 GTI/Golf: 4,148 mm (163.3 in)
2003-06 GTI/Golf: 4,188 mm (164.9 in)
R32: 4,176 mm (164.4 in)
Width GTI/R32/Golf: 1,735 mm (68.3 in)
Height GTI/Golf: 1,440 mm (56.7 in)
R32: 1,425 mm (56.1 in)
2008–present City Golf: 56.9 in (1,445 mm)
Predecessor Volkswagen Golf Mk3
Successor Volkswagen Golf Mk5

The Volkswagen Golf Mk4[2] (or VW Typ 1J) is a compact car, the fourth generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Volkswagen Golf Mk3. Launched in October 1997, it was the best selling car in Europe in 2001 (though it slipped to second place, behind the Peugeot 206, in 2002).[3]

The Mk4 was a deliberate attempt to take the Volkswagen Golf series further upmarket, with a high-quality interior and higher equipment levels, to compete with the Audi A3.

Overall the level of maturity of the design and its target audience were also evident — the humorous plays on the game of golf which resulted in special edition models of the three earlier generations being called "Golf Ryder", "Golf Driver", not to mention the GTI's "golf ball" gearlever knob were dropped, and replaced with a more subtly styled golf ball knob.

It was replaced in 2004 by the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 in European Markets. However, Manufacturing continued in South America, Mexico and China for developing Markets.

The Saloon Deriative, The Volkswagen Bora, is still manufactured in South America, under the name VW Clasico.

The Mk4 was sold in Japan, but starting with this generation and subsequent generations, it no longer complied with Japanese Government dimension regulations which affected sales, imposing an annual tax on Japanese consumers for owning a vehicle that exceeded the maximum width limit.

Design and engineering

The Golf Mk4 was a significant car in its class. As with its big brother, not only was it the first step of Volkswagen moving its products upmarket to plug a gap between the mainstream machines and the premium cars, with SEAT and Škoda taking over as the mainstream in a new level of interior quality and sophistication never seen before from a mainstream brand in the class. In fact, the quality of the Golf was on a par with its sister Audi A3 from the year before, but cost considerably more than other cars in its class.

The latest model remained faithful to the Golf concept but included some of the new "arched" styling themes first seen on the Mk4 Passat.


Brand Volkswagen
Model Golf
Generation Golf IV (1J1)
Engine 2.3 V5 (150 Hp)
Doors 3/5
Power 150 hp
Maximum speed 216 km/h
Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h 8.8 (9.7) sec
Fuel tank volume 55 l
Year of putting into production 1997 year
Year of stopping production 2000 year
Coupe type Hatchback
Seats 5
Length 4149 mm.
Width 1735 mm.
Height 1439 mm.
Wheelbase 2511 mm.
Front track 1513 mm.
Rear (Back) track 1494 mm.
Minimum volume of Luggage (trunk) 330 l
Maximum amount of Luggage (trunk) 1185 l
Position of engine Front, transversely
Volume of engine 2324 cm3
Max power in 6000 rpm.
Torque 205/3200 Nm
Fuel System Multi-point injection
Valvetrain DOHC
Position of cylinders V engine
Number of cylinders 5
Diameter of cylinders (bore) 81 mm.
Stroke in the cylinder 90.2 mm.
Compression ratio 10.1
Number of valves per cylinder 2
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline) A-95
Wheel Drive Front
Number of Gear (automatic Gearbox) 4
Number of Gear (mechanical Gearbox) 5
Front suspension Wishbone
Rear suspension Helical spring
Front brakes Ventilated discs
Rear brakes Disc
ABS yes
Steering type Steering rack
Power steering Hydraulic Steering
Fuel consumption (economy) - urban 13.2 (14.5) l/100 km.
Fuel consumption (economy) - extra urban 7.2 (7.6) l/100 km.
Fuel consumption (economy) - combined 9.3 (9.9) l/100 km.
Weight 1243 kg.
Max weight 1760 kg.
Tire size 205/55R16
Wheel rims size 6J


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