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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Specs

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2dr Coupe Manual

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Brake ABS System
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 0.39

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9
Length, Overall (in) 161.1
Wheelbase (in) 98.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 39.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.3

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion

Summary

Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style 2Dr Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Vehicle

EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2712

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5