Key facts

Volkswagen Beetle 2.5, 2013 MY information summary

What body style?
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

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 technical specifications

Introduction

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.
2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 data
Volkswagen Beetle 2.5, 2013 MY data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2537 99.9
Track/tread (front) 1579 62.2
Track/tread (rear) 1546 60.9
Length 4278 168.4
Width 1808 71.2
Height 1486 58.5
Ground clearance 144 5.7
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
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/g
93.63 kW/g
125.56 bhp/ton
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 per 100km10.77.6 l100km cityhighway
km per 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 rack & pinion PAS
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
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.

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