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Volkswagen New Beetle RSI 3.2

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle RSI 3.2

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve VR (narrow-angle V) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3189 cm3 / 194.6 cu in / 194.6 cu in, 165.0 kW / 221.3 hp / 221.3 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2000
ModelNew Beetle RSI 3.2Issued until0
SerieNew BeetleNumber made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation9C
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platform9CNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4100 mm / 161.4 in / 161.4 inTotal (curb) weight1515 kg / 3340 lb / 3340 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2515 mm / 99.0 in / 99.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1555 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1555 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6302186878728  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeAXJTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeVR (narrow-angle V) engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.9 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.87591240875912
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement3189 cm3 / 194.6 cu in / 194.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity531.46 cm3/cylinder / 32.431 cu in/cylinder / 32.431 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power165.0 kW / 221.3 hp / 221.3 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output51.7 kW/l / 1.137 bhp/cu in / 1.137 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.3 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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 locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8J x 18Wheels rear8J x 18
Tyres front235/40 R18Tyres rear235/40 R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen New Beetle RSI 3.2

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