Volkswagen Beetle 2.5, 2013 MY US

The Beetle 2.5 is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) passenger car with a front mounted engine, sold by Volkswagen. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.5 litre, double overhead camshaft 5 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) of power at 5700 rpm, and maximum torque of 240 N·m (177 lb·ft/24.5 kgm) at 4250 rpm. A 5 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the wheels. Stated kerb weight is 1338 kg.

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Key facts

Volkswagen Beetle 2.5, 2013 MY US information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4278 mm
How heavy?
1338 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2480 cm3
How many cylinders?
5, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
240 Nm / 177 ft.lb / 24.5 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How economical?
22/31 US MPG EPA city/highway

Volkswagen Beetle models

2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2480 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1360 kg
Volkswagen Beetle -
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1197 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 137.0 CO2 1274 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1197 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 129.0 CO2 1280 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 7A 1197 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 137.0 CO2 1297 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1390 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 153.0 CO2 1359 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 7A 1390 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 143.0 CO2 1373 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1598 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 118.0 CO2 1361 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1598 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 113.0 CO2 1368 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 7A 1598 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 114.0 CO2 1388 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 7A 1598 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 124.0 CO2 1381 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1984 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 172.0 CO2 1439 kg
Volkswagen Beetle -
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1984 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 179.0 CO2 1439 kg
Volkswagen Beetle TDI -
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1968 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1394 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1968 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1414 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1984 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1380 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1984 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1401 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1595 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 159.0 CO2
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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1595 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 159.0 CO2
2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2537 mm 99.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1579 mm 62.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1546 mm 60.9 inches
Length 4278 mm 168.4 inches
Width 1808 mm 71.2 inches
Height 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Ground clearance 144 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1338 kg 2950 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.372
Frontal area 2.25
CdA 0.84
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 5
Capacity 2.5 litre
2480 cc
(151.339 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.5 × 92.8 mm
3.25 × 3.65 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
20 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE)
170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
67.7 bhp/litre
1.11 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
240 Nm (177 ft·lb) (24.5 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
96.77 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system MPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1216.1 kPa (176.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 496 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
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 127.31 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
93.63 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
125.56 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.68 kg/kW
17.84 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 22/31 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km10.7/7.6 l/100km city/highway
km/litre9.4/13.2 km/l city/highway
UK MPG26.4/37.2 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG22.0/31.0 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 3.010
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7J x 17
Wheel size rear 7J x 17
Tyres front 215/55 R 17 H
Tyres rear 215/55 R 17 H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 287 mm
Rear brake diameter 272 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.66
Final drive ratio 3.65
general
Carfolio.com ID284966
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 21.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 added 2012-09-29.
Last modified 2013-02-28.