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Volkswagen 1500 Beetle

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Volkswagen 1500 Beetle

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in, 39.5 kW / 53.0 hp / 53.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1970
Model1500 BeetleIssued until
Serie1500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4026 mm / 158.5 in / 158.5 inTotal (curb) weight820 kg / 1808 lb / 1808 lb
Width1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1314 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity373.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power39.5 kW / 53.0 hp / 53.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.8 kW / 21.2 hp / 21.2 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output26.5 kW/l / 0.581 bhp/cu in / 0.581 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.0 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio64.6 kW/ton / 49.0 bhp/ton / 49.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen 1500 Beetle

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