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Volkswagen Beetle


type 4/5S SAL
doors 2

Engine information

Bore × stroke 81.00 mm × 77.40 mm 3.19 in × 3.05 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 1.6 litre 1595 cc (97.333 cu in)
Engine type SOHC
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 10.30:1
Fuel system EFi
Maximum power
0-50 mph 7.80 s
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h 11.70 s
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed 178 km/h (111 mph)
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 82.16 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 1142.4 kPa (165.7 psi)
Specific torque 90.91 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings 5
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 1.05
Unitary capacity 398.75 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2508 mm
wheelbase 98.7 in
Length (milimeters) 4081 mm
Length (inches) 160.7 in
Width (milimeters) 1724 mm
Width (inches) 67.9 in
Height (milimeters) 1498 mm
Height (inches) 59 in
L:W ratio 1.63
Ground clearance (milimeters)
Ground clearance (inches)
Kerb weight (kilograms) 1205 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2657 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 55 litres
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 12.1 UK Ga
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 14.5 US Gal


Drag coefficient 0.380
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Transverse
Drive FWD
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.90 m
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 5M
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio

General information

RAC rating 16.3
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

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

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