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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Specs

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GL 2dr GL Manual Coupe

Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.87
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.13 x 0.35
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Pwr

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70

Engine

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

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9
Length, Overall (in) 161.1
Wheelbase (in) 98.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85
Second Head Room (in) 36.7

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04

Summary

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

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Independent

Tires

Front Tire Size P225/45HR17
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Size P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P225/45HR17
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)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78
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) 3.60

Vehicle

EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2817

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0