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Volkswagen New Beetle 2.3 V5

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.3 V5

3-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2324 cm3 / 141.8 cu in / 141.8 cu in, 126.0 kW / 169.0 hp / 169.0 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed, consumption 8.9 l/100km / 31.7 mpg-UK / 26.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2004
ModelNew Beetle 2.3 V5Issued 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

Length4090 mm / 161.0 in / 161.0 inTotal (curb) weight1349 kg / 2974 lb / 2974 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity381 kg / 840 lb / 840 lb
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight1730 kg / 3814 lb / 3814 lb
Track frontTowing weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine Type Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2324 cm3 / 141.8 cu in / 141.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity464.80 cm3/cylinder / 28.364 cu in/cylinder / 28.364 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power126.0 kW / 169.0 hp / 169.0 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.4 kW / 67.6 hp / 67.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.2 kW/l / 1.192 bhp/cu in / 1.192 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.7 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 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) speed211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio126.8 kW/ton / 96.1 bhp/ton / 96.1 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)8.9 l/100km / 31.7 mpg-UK / 26.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions208 g/km / 335 g/mi / 335 g/mi (est.)
  Range618 km / 384 mi / 384 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres 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 2.3 V5

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