Key facts

Volkswagen Export Saloon `Beetle', 1953 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4070 mm
How heavy?
892 kg
What size engine?
1.1 litre, 1131 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
24.8 PS / 24.5 bhp / 18.3 kW @ 3300 rpm
How much torque?
67 Nm / 49 ft.lb / 6.8 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: -1.00 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: -1.00 s
How fast?
100 km/h, 62 mph

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1953 Volkswagen Export Saloon `Beetle' technical specifications

Introduction

Volkswagen Export Saloon `Beetle' is a car that has a 2 door saloon (sedan) type body with a rear positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
Powering the Volkswagen Export Saloon `Beetle' is an overhead valve, 1.1 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 24.5 bhp (24.8 PS/18.3 kW) at 3300 rpm and 67 N·m (49 lb·ft/6.8 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Stated kerb weight is 892 kg.
Maximum quoted speed is 100 km/h or 62 mph.
1953 Volkswagen Export Saloon `Beetle' data
Volkswagen Export Saloon `Beetle', 1953 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1295 51
Track/tread (rear) 1251 49.3
Length 4070 160.2
Width 1540 60.6
Height 1500 59.1
Ground clearance 160 6.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 892 kg 1967 lb
Weight distribution 42.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 2.30
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.1 litre
1131 cc
(69.018 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 75 × 64 mm
2.95 × 2.52 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 24.8 PS (24.5 bhp) (18.3 kW)
at 3300 rpm
Specific output 21.7 bhp/litre
0.35 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 67 Nm (49 ft·lb) (6.8 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 59.24 Nm/litre
0.72 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 5.8:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 744.4 kPa (108 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 282.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 22.90 s
Acceleration 0-60mph -1.00 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h -1.00 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 24.80 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 27.85 PS/g
20.48 kW/g
27.47 bhp/ton
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 48.82 kg/kW
81.55 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.00 m
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension I.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.79
Final drive ratio 4.43
general
Carfolio.com ID29414
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Volkswagen Export Saloon `Beetle' added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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