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Volkswagen Beetle 1200

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Volkswagen Beetle 1200

4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, 1192 cm3 / 72.7 cu in / 72.7 cu in, 29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, 89.0 N·m / 65.6 lb·ft / 65.6 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1955
ModelBeetle 1200Issued until
SerieBeetleNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3720 l / 131.37 cu ft / 131.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4070 mm / 160.2 in / 160.2 inTotal (curb) weight740 kg / 1631 lb / 1631 lb
Width1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2410 mm / 94.9 in / 94.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 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) (Boxer, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke64.0 mm / 2.52 in / 2.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1192 cm3 / 72.7 cu in / 72.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity298.02 cm3/cylinder / 18.186 cu in/cylinder / 18.186 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque89.0 N·m / 65.6 lb·ft / 65.6 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.6 kW / 15.6 hp / 15.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output24.3 kW/l / 0.535 bhp/cu in / 0.535 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque74.7 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear 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 ratio52.7 kW/ton / 39.9 bhp/ton / 39.9 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Beetle 1200

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