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Volkswagen Iltis (Typ 183)

Technical Characteristics


Type: Car, 4-seat, 4x4 (Lkw 0,5 t gl)
Make and Model: Volkswagen Iltis (Typ 183)
Manufacturer:
- Volkswagen AG's Ingolstadt plant, West-Germany: 1978-1982 production for German Bundeswehr;
- Bombardier Inc. of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada: production for Canadian and Belgian Armed Forces (mid-1980s);
- Volkswagen-Brussels NV, Belgium: assembly of Belgian Armed Forces order.

ENGINE
Type: 4-cyl., in-line, 4-stroke, petrol, liquid cooled
Make, Model: {Volkswagen Passat}
Piston displacement: 1714 cc
Bore and stroke: 79.5 x 86.4 mm
Power output: 55 kW/75 hp at 5,500 rpm
Torque: 132 Nm/13,5 mkg at 2,800 rpm
Compression ratio: 8,2:1
Carburettor: Solex 1 B 1 (off-road vehicle model)

CLUTCH
Type: single dry plate (in ventilated housing)
Make, model: {Audi 100}
Diameter:

GEARBOX
Type: five-speed gearbox (incl. crawler gear, can only be selected in four-wheel drive mode) driving rear or all wheels
Ratios: crawler gear 7.603, 1st 3.909, 2nd 2.277, 3rd 1.458, 4th 1.086, reverse 7.318

AXLES
Type: manually lockable (optional on civil version) differentials front (integrated in gearbox) and rear; double-jointed drive shafts
Ratio: 5.286:1

SUSPENSION
Type: independent with transversal leaf spring and wishbones (front and rear interchangeable); telescopic shock absorbers

CHASSIS
Type: box-section ladder {Leiterrahmen}

STEERING
Type: rack and pinion
Ratio: 20:1

BRAKES
Type, main: servo assisted (optional on civil version) hydraulic on all wheels (drum brakes); parking: mechanical on rear wheels

WHEELS AND TYRES
Wheel type: pressed disk, 5.50x16 rim, 5-stud
Tyres: 6.50 R16

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Make: {Volkswagen}
Voltage:
Generator:

BODYWORK
Type: open, 4-seat, with soft-top enclosure and side curtains/doors
Other body styles: ambulance
Colour code: olive drab RAL6014 (German Bundeswehr)

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 2017 mm
Track, front: 1230 mm, rear: 1260 mm
Overall length: 3887 mm, width: 1520 mm, height: 1837 mm
Height reducible to:
Ground clearance: 225 mm (fully loaded)
Angle of approach: 40m
Angle of departure: 32m

CAPACITIES
Gearbox/differential:
Differential, rear:
Cooling system:
Fuel tank: 85 l.

WEIGHTS
Kerb: 1550 kg (incl. 160 kg for driver and equipment)
Gross: 2050 kg

PERFORMANCE
Max. speed: 130 km/h
Cruising range: 600 km (road), 475 km (off-road)
Gradability: 50% (at 4 km/h), 80 % max.
Max. fording depth: 600 mm
Turning circle: 12.2 m

LITERATURE
Handbook:
Workshop manual:
Parts catalogue: