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Volkswagen Beetle TDI

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, 210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft @ 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 168 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph top speed, consumption 6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2003
ModelBeetle TDIIssued until
SerieBeetleNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4081 mm / 160.7 in / 160.7 inTotal (curb) weight1270 kg / 2800 lb / 2800 lb
Width1724 mm / 67.9 in / 67.9 inDry weight
Height1498 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2508 mm / 98.7 in / 98.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1508 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1494 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.38Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.82 m2 / 8.8 sq ft / 8.8 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.4 kW / 27.3 hp / 27.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; aluminium headBore79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
FueldieselStroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.83
Fuel supplydirect diesel inj.Engine displacement1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity474.00 cm3/cylinder / 28.925 cu in/cylinder / 28.925 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio19.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft at 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.3 kW / 55.3 hp / 55.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.6 kW/l / 0.760 bhp/cu in / 0.760 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque110.8 N·m/l / 0.97 lb·ft/cu in / 0.97 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.62

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.40 s / 9.40 s / 9.40 sTop (maximal) speed168 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio69.3 kW/ton / 52.5 bhp/ton / 52.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h14.40 s / 14.40 s / 14.40 sFuel consumption, City (urban)9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)5.0 l/100km / 56.5 mpg-UK / 47.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions176 g/km / 283 g/mi / 283 g/mi
  Range846 km / 526 mi / 526 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.5J x 16Wheels rear6.5J x 16
Tyres front205/55 R 16 HTyres rear205/55 R 16 H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear232 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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