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Volkswagen Beetle 2.0

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in, 85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1999
ModelBeetle 2.0Issued until
SerieBeetleNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4180 l / 147.62 cu ft / 147.62 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4081 mm / 160.7 in / 160.7 inTotal (curb) weight1231 kg / 2714 lb / 2714 lb
Width1724 mm / 67.9 in / 67.9 inDry weight
Height1498 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2508 mm / 98.7 in / 98.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1508 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1494 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.38Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.83 m2 / 9.0 sq ft / 9.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.7 kW / 27.8 hp / 27.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.8 mm / 3.65 in / 3.65 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity496.00 cm3/cylinder / 30.268 cu in/cylinder / 30.268 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)51.6 kW / 69.2 hp / 69.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.8 kW/l / 0.941 bhp/cu in / 0.941 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque85.7 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sTop (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio92.6 kW/ton / 70.2 bhp/ton / 70.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.90 s / 10.90 s / 10.90 sFuel 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 locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar axle, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Beetle 2.0

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