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Volkswagen New Beetle

(2002 model)

Brief specs of 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

3-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1422 cm3 / 86.8 cu in / 86.8 cu in, 55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 125.0 N·m / 92.2 lb·ft / 92.2 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 7.0 l/100km / 40.4 mpg-UK / 33.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2002
ModelNew BeetleIssued until
SerieNew BeetleNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)209 l / 7.38 cu ft / 7.38 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4180 l / 147.62 cu ft / 147.62 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)769 l / 27.16 cu ft / 27.16 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4100 mm / 161.4 in / 161.4 inTotal (curb) weight1244 kg / 2743 lb / 2743 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inLoad capacity376 kg / 829 lb / 829 lb
Wheelbase2470 mm / 97.2 in / 97.2 inGross (max.) weight1620 kg / 3571 lb / 3571 lb
Track frontTowing weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.24 m2 / 24.1 sq ft / 24.1 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 Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1422 cm3 / 86.8 cu in / 86.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque125.0 N·m / 92.2 lb·ft / 92.2 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.0 kW / 29.5 hp / 29.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.7 kW/l / 0.850 bhp/cu in / 0.850 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque87.9 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 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)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio60.3 kW/ton / 45.7 bhp/ton / 45.7 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)7.0 l/100km / 40.4 mpg-UK / 33.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions149 g/km / 240 g/mi / 240 g/mi
  Range786 km / 488 mi / 488 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/70-R14Tyres rear195/65-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen New Beetle

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