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Volkswagen New Beetle 1.4

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.4

3-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in, 55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed, consumption 7.0 l/100km / 40.4 mpg-UK / 33.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelNew Beetle 1.4Issued until
SerieNew BeetleNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

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

Length4090 mm / 161.0 in / 161.0 inTotal (curb) weight1164 kg / 2566 lb / 2566 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity462 kg / 1019 lb / 1019 lb
Wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in / 98.8 inGross (max.) weight1626 kg / 3585 lb / 3585 lb
Track frontTowing weight1002 kg / 2209 lb / 2209 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.88 m2 / 9.5 sq ft / 9.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.9 kW / 29.4 hp / 29.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.6 mm / 2.98 in / 2.98 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity347.48 cm3/cylinder / 21.205 cu in/cylinder / 21.205 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 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 output39.6 kW/l / 0.870 bhp/cu in / 0.870 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.6 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 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) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio64.7 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)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 front195/65-R15Tyres rear195/65-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen New Beetle 1.4

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