Key facts

Volkswagen 1302 `Beetle', 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4080 mm
How heavy?
870 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1192 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
34.5 PS / 34 bhp / 25.4 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
83 Nm / 61 ft.lb / 8.5 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
115 km/h, 71 mph

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1972 Volkswagen 1302 `Beetle' technical specifications

Introduction

The 1302 `Beetle' is a rear wheel drive sedan/saloon automobile with a rear placed engine, manufactured by Volkswagen.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.2 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 34 bhp (34.5 PS/25.4 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 83 N·m (61 lb·ft/8.5 kgm) at 2000 rpm.
A 4 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 870 kg.
Maximum speed stated is 115 km/h (71 mph).
1972 Volkswagen 1302 `Beetle' data
Volkswagen 1302 `Beetle', 1972 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2420 95.3
Track/tread (front) 1379 54.3
Track/tread (rear) 1352 53.2
Length 4080 160.6
Width 1585 62.4
Height 1500 59.1
Ground clearance 160 6.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 870 kg 1918 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40.9 litres 9 UK Gal 10.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1192 cc
(72.74 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77 × 64 mm
3.03 × 2.52 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.2
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
34.5 PS (34 bhp) (25.4 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
28.5 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
83 Nm (61 ft·lb) (8.5 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
69.63 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 875 kPa (126.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 298 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 115 km/h (71 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 39.62 PS/g
29.14 kW/g
39.08 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 34.31 kg/kW
57.32 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 worm & roller
turns lock-to-lock 2.600
Turning circle 9.60 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.TA.
Rear suspension I.SwSemiAx.TA.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 0.89
Final drive ratio 4.38
general
Carfolio.com ID39237
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Volkswagen 1302 `Beetle' added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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