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Volkswagen Beetle 1.8 T

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8 T

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in, 110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph top speed, consumption 8.1 l/100km / 34.9 mpg-UK / 29.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1999
ModelBeetle 1.8 TIssued 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)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4090 mm / 161.0 in / 161.0 inTotal (curb) weight1266 kg / 2791 lb / 2791 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in / 98.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
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)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 cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
FuelStroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1781 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity445.22 cm3/cylinder / 27.169 cu in/cylinder / 27.169 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.4 kW / 28.6 hp / 28.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output61.8 kW/l / 1.357 bhp/cu in / 1.357 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque123.5 N·m/l / 1.08 lb·ft/cu in / 1.08 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)5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sTop (maximal) speed203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio118.8 kW/ton / 90.0 bhp/ton / 90.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)11.0 l/100km / 25.7 mpg-UK / 21.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.1 l/100km / 34.9 mpg-UK / 29.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range679 km / 422 mi / 422 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front288 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear232 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Beetle 1.8 T

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