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Volkswagen Microbus


type 7/8S MPV
doors 4

Engine information

Bore × stroke 84.00 mm × 95.90 mm 3.31 in × 3.78 in
Cylinders V-6 in 15.0° vee
Displace 3.2 litre 3189 cc (194.605 cu in)
Engine type DOHC
Valves 4 valves per cylinder | 24 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio
Fuel system
Maximum power 234.2 PS (231.0 bhp) (172.3 kW) @ 6200 rpm
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio
Specific output
Maximum torque 320.0 Nm (236 ft·lb) (32.6 kgm) @ 3200 rpm
bmep 1261 kPa (182.9 psi)
Specific torque 100.34 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.88
Unitary capacity 531.5 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 3000 mm
wheelbase 118.1 in
Length (milimeters) 4722 mm
Length (inches) 185.9 in
Width (milimeters) 1909 mm
Width (inches) 75.2 in
Height (milimeters) 1904 mm
Height (inches) 75 in
L:W ratio 1.57
Ground clearance (milimeters)
Ground clearance (inches)
Kerb weight (kilograms)
Kerb weight (pounds)
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres)
Fuel capacity (UK Ga)
Fuel capacity (US Gal)


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Transverse
Drive FWD
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Tyres 245/45 R 20
Wheels 8.5J x 20
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 5A
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio

General information

RAC rating 26.2
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1999 Volkswagen Microbus PDF Manual
Microbus picture
Designer unknown
Year 1999

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