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Volkswagen 1200 `Beetle'


type 4/5S SAL
doors 2

Engine information

Bore × stroke 77.00 mm × 64.00 mm 3.03 in × 2.52 in
Cylinders F-4
Displace 1.2 litre 1192 cc (72.74 cu in)
Engine type OHV
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 7.00:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
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 54.13 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 927.7 kPa (134.6 psi)
Specific torque 73.83 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Air
Bore / stroke ratio 1.2
Unitary capacity 298 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2400 mm
wheelbase 94.5 in
Length (milimeters) 4064 mm
Length (inches) 160 in
Width (milimeters) 1537 mm
Width (inches) 60.5 in
Height (milimeters) 1500 mm
Height (inches) 59.1 in
L:W ratio 1.69
Ground clearance (milimeters) 152 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 6 in
Kerb weight (kilograms) 739 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 1629 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 39.8 litre
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 8.8 UK Gal
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 10.5 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Rear
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio 0.89
Final drive ratio 4.37

General information

RAC rating 14.7
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1964 Volkswagen 1200 `Beetle' PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1964

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