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Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 Convertible S

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 Convertible S

4-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), 5-cylinder 20-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2480 cm3 / 151.3 cu in / 151.3 cu in, 112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 230.5 N·m / 170.0 lb·ft / 170.0 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive, consumption 10.2 l/100km / 27.7 mpg-UK / 23.1 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2008
ModelNew Beetle 2.5 Convertible SIssued until
SerieNew BeetleNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)142 l / 5.01 cu ft / 5.01 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2209 l / 78.01 cu ft / 78.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)769 l / 27.16 cu ft / 27.16 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4100 mm / 161.4 in / 161.4 inTotal (curb) weight1231 kg / 2714 lb / 2714 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity199 kg / 439 lb / 439 lb
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight1430 kg / 3153 lb / 3153 lb
Track frontTowing weight3500 kg / 7716 lb / 7716 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.89 m2 / 9.6 sq ft / 9.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.1 kW / 29.6 hp / 29.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 5 cylinder)Total number of valves20
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjection. Sequentially electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement2480 cm3 / 151.3 cu in / 151.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque230.5 N·m / 170.0 lb·ft / 170.0 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.1 hp / 60.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output45.2 kW/l / 0.992 bhp/cu in / 0.992 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.0 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefour 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 ratio123.5 kW/ton / 93.6 bhp/ton / 93.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)10.2 l/100km / 27.7 mpg-UK / 23.1 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions161 g/km / 259 g/mi / 259 g/mi
  Range539 km / 335 mi / 335 mi

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 Convertible S

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