2001 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S US

The Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S is a front wheel drive automobile, with its engine placed in the front, and a 2 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. The 1.8 litre engine is a turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that produces 178 bhp (180 PS/133 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 235 N·m (173 lb·ft/24 kgm) at 1950-5000 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1363 kg.

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S US information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4092 mm
How heavy?
1363 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1781 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
180 PS / 178 bhp / 133 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
235 Nm / 173 ft.lb / 24 kgm @ 1950-5000 rpm
How economical?
23/30 US MPG EPA city/highway

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2508 mm 98.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1509 mm 59.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1494 mm 58.8 inches
Length 4092 mm 161.1 inches
Width 1725 mm 67.9 inches
Height 1499 mm 59 inches
Ground clearance 99 mm 3.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 1363 kg 3005 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.38
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1781 cc
(108.683 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 86.4 mm
3.19 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
180 PS (178 bhp) (133 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
99.9 bhp/litre
1.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
235 Nm (173 ft·lb) (24 kgm)
at 1950-5000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
131.95 Nm/litre
1.59 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Bosch Motronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1658.1 kPa (240.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 445.25 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 132.41 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
97.38 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
130.59 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.27 kg/kW
17.15 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 23/30 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km10.2/7.8 l/100km city/highway
km/litre9.8/12.8 km/l city/highway
UK MPG27.6/36.0 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG23.0/30.0 US MPG city/highway
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.040
Turning circle 10.90 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension TBAx.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 17
Wheel size rear 7J x 17
Tyres front P225/45 R 17 H
Tyres rear P225/45 R 17 H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 288 mm
Rear brake diameter 232 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.97
Final drive ratio 3.88
general
Carfolio.com ID101508
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S added 2002-11-11.
Last modified 2013-02-28.