1970 Volkswagen 1302 S `Beetle'

The Volkswagen 1302 S `Beetle' is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its engine located in the rear, and a 2 door saloon (sedan) body. The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.6 litres. This unit develops power and torque figures of 50 bhp (51 PS/37 kW) at 4000 rpm and 106 Nm (78 lbft/10.8 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. It weighs a stated 870 kg at the kerb. The Volkswagen 1302 S `Beetle' is claimed to manage a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).

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Volkswagen 1302 S `Beetle'
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Key facts

1970 Volkswagen 1302 S `Beetle' information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4080 mm
How heavy?
870 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1584 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
51 PS / 50 bhp / 37 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
106 Nm / 78 ft.lb / 10.8 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
130 km/h, 81 mph

Volkswagen 1302 models

2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 1192 cm3 34.5 PS 34 bhp 25.4 kW 870 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 1285 cm3 44.6 PS 44 bhp 32.8 kW 870 kg

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 1255 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 880 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 1289 cm3 53 PS 52 bhp 39 kW 792 kg
1970 Volkswagen 1302 S `Beetle' data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2420 mm 95.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1379 mm 54.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1352 mm 53.2 inches
Length 4080 mm 160.6 inches
Width 1585 mm 62.4 inches
Height 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Ground clearance 160 mm 6.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 870 kg 1918 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1584 cc
(96.662 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85.5 × 69 mm
3.37 × 2.72 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.24
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
51 PS (50 bhp) (37 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
31.6 bhp/litre
0.52 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
106 Nm (78 ft·lb) (10.8 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
66.92 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 840.9 kPa (122 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 396 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 130 km/h (81 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 58.27 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
42.86 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
57.47 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 23.33 kg/kW
38.98 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/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 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 Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.89
Final drive ratio 4.13
general
Carfolio.com ID39446
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Volkswagen 1302 S `Beetle' added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.