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Volkswagen Beetle Diesel


type 4S SAL
doors 2

Engine information

Bore × stroke 79.50 mm × 95.40 mm 3.13 in × 3.76 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 1.9 litre 1896 cc (115.701 cu in)
Engine type SOHC
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 19.50:1
Fuel system
Maximum power
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 73.17 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 1338.8 kPa (194.2 psi)
Specific torque 106.54 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings 5
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.83
Unitary capacity 474 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Turbo D.
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2512 mm
wheelbase 98.9 in
Length (milimeters) 4092 mm
Length (inches) 161.1 in
Width (milimeters) 1725 mm
Width (inches) 67.9 in
Height (milimeters) 1511 mm
Height (inches) 59.5 in
L:W ratio 1.63
Ground clearance (milimeters) 107 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 4.2 in
Kerb weight (kilograms) 1230 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2712 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 3.200
Turning circle 10.90 m
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 5M
Top gear ratio 0.68
Final drive ratio 3.89

General information

RAC rating 15.7
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1998 Volkswagen Beetle Diesel PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1998

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