Research 2016 Volkswagen Beetle specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

2.0L TDI SE 2dr Man 2.0L TDI SE


Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.1


Displacement 2.0 L/120
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
Fuel System Diesel Direct Injection

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in) 168.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1
Height, Overall (in) 58
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2
Wheelbase (in) 100

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 31.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 43.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.4
Passenger Capacity 4


Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion


Vehicle Name Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Body Style Convertible


Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut


Front Tire Size P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size Compact
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR17


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 6
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.56
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86


EPA Classification Subcompact Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3362


Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum

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