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Volkswagen Beetle 1200 Cabriolet

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 Cabriolet

2-door 5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1192 cm3 / 72.7 cu in / 72.7 cu in, 25.0 kW / 33.5 hp / 33.5 hp @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1955
ModelBeetle 1200 CabrioletIssued until
SerieBeetleNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3720 l / 131.37 cu ft / 131.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4070 mm / 160.2 in / 160.2 inTotal (curb) weight800 kg / 1764 lb / 1764 lb
Width1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2410 mm / 94.9 in / 94.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
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 valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1192 cm3 / 72.7 cu in / 72.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power25.0 kW / 33.5 hp / 33.5 hp at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)10.0 kW / 13.4 hp / 13.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output21.0 kW/l / 0.461 bhp/cu in / 0.461 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio42.5 kW/ton / 32.2 bhp/ton / 32.2 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Beetle 1200 Cabriolet

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