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Compare Volkswagen New Beetle Cabriolet

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Neoscore
21%
Pros
  • So ugly it can be unforgettable
Cons
  • Slow and sluggish
  • No powerful engine options
  • High 0.37 drag coefficient
  • No independent rear suspensions
  • Low cargo capacity

Variants

1.4
1.6 102
1.8 Turbo
1.9 TDI 101
1.9 TDI 105
2.0
2.0 AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
201 L / 7.1 cu-ft
1.4270 L / 9.5 cu-ft
201 L / 7.1 cu-ft
1.6 102270 L / 9.5 cu-ft
201 L / 7.1 cu-ft
1.8 Turbo270 L / 9.5 cu-ft
1.9 TDI 105201 L / 7.1 cu-ft
201 L / 7.1 cu-ft
201 L / 7.1 cu-ft
2.0 AT270 L / 9.5 cu-ft
2.0270 L / 9.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
6.0 L / 6.3 qt
1.46.0 L / 6.3 qt
5.0 L / 5.3 qt
1.6 1025.0 L / 5.3 qt
5.0 L / 5.3 qt
1.8 Turbo5.0 L / 5.3 qt
1.9 TDI 1016.0 L / 6.3 qt
1.9 TDI 1056.0 L / 6.3 qt
5.0 L / 5.3 qt
5.0 L / 5.3 qt
2.0 AT5.0 L / 5.3 qt
2.05.0 L / 5.3 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
3.5 L / 3.7 qt
1.43.5 L / 3.7 qt
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
1.6 1024.5 L / 4.8 qt
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
1.8 Turbo4.5 L / 4.8 qt
1.9 TDI 1014.5 L / 4.8 qt
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.0 AT4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.04.0 L / 4.2 qt
Fuel Capacity
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
Passengers
4
Payload
474 kg / 1045 lbs
1.4437 kg / 963 lbs
470 kg / 1036 lbs
1.6 102448 kg / 988 lbs
462 kg / 1019 lbs
1.8 Turbo467 kg / 1030 lbs
1.9 TDI 101390 kg / 860 lbs
1.9 TDI 105489 kg / 1078 lbs
468 kg / 1032 lbs
475 kg / 1047 lbs
2.0 AT446 kg / 983 lbs
2.0446 kg / 983 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Semi-independent, coil spring
Semi-independent, coil spring
1.4Torsion
Semi-independent, coil spring
1.6 102Torsion
Semi-independent, coil spring
1.8 TurboTorsion
1.9 TDI 101Torsion
1.9 TDI 105Semi-independent, coil spring
Semi-independent, coil spring
Semi-independent, coil spring
2.0 ATTorsion
2.0Torsion
Tire Size
195/65 R15
1.4195/65 R15
195/65 R15
1.6 102195/65 R15
205/55 R16
1.8 Turbo205/55 R16
1.9 TDI 101205/55 R16
1.9 TDI 105195/65 R15
195/65 R15
195/65 R15
2.0 AT205/55 R16
2.0205/55 R16

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
130 mm / 5.1 in
Size | Height
1502 mm / 59.1 in
Size | Length
4129 mm / 162.6 in
1.44081 mm / 160.7 in
4129 mm / 162.6 in
1.6 1024081 mm / 160.7 in
4129 mm / 162.6 in
1.8 Turbo4081 mm / 160.7 in
1.9 TDI 1014081 mm / 160.7 in
1.9 TDI 1054129 mm / 162.6 in
4129 mm / 162.6 in
4129 mm / 162.6 in
2.0 AT4081 mm / 160.7 in
2.04081 mm / 160.7 in
Size | Width
1721 mm / 67.8 in
1.41724 mm / 67.9 in
1721 mm / 67.8 in
1.6 1021724 mm / 67.9 in
1721 mm / 67.8 in
1.8 Turbo1724 mm / 67.9 in
1.9 TDI 1011724 mm / 67.9 in
1.9 TDI 1051721 mm / 67.8 in
1721 mm / 67.8 in
1721 mm / 67.8 in
2.0 AT1724 mm / 67.9 in
2.01724 mm / 67.9 in
Track Width | Front
1507.0 mm / 59.3 in
1.41506.0 mm / 59.3 in
1507.0 mm / 59.3 in
1.6 1021506.0 mm / 59.3 in
1507.0 mm / 59.3 in
1.8 Turbo1506.0 mm / 59.3 in
1.9 TDI 1011506.0 mm / 59.3 in
1.9 TDI 1051507.0 mm / 59.3 in
1507.0 mm / 59.3 in
1507.0 mm / 59.3 in
2.0 AT1506.0 mm / 59.3 in
2.01506.0 mm / 59.3 in
Track Width | Rear
1487.0 mm / 58.5 in
Weight
1276.0 kg / 2813.1 lbs
1.41263.0 kg / 2784.4 lbs
1300.0 kg / 2866.0 lbs
1.6 1021292.0 kg / 2848.4 lbs
1388.0 kg / 3060.0 lbs
1.8 Turbo1381.0 kg / 3044.6 lbs
1.9 TDI 1011350.0 kg / 2976.2 lbs
1.9 TDI 1051351.0 kg / 2978.4 lbs
1332.0 kg / 2936.6 lbs
1355.0 kg / 2987.3 lbs
2.0 AT1324.0 kg / 2918.9 lbs
2.01324.0 kg / 2918.9 lbs
Wheel Size
15 in
1.46J x 15
15 in
1.6 1026J x 15
16 in
1.8 Turbo6.5J x 16
1.9 TDI 1016.5J x 16
1.9 TDI 10515 in
15 in
15 in
2.0 AT6.5J x 16
2.06.5J x 16
Wheelbase
2516 mm / 99.1 in
1.42509 mm / 98.8 in
2516 mm / 99.1 in
1.6 1022509 mm / 98.8 in
2516 mm / 99.1 in
1.8 Turbo2509 mm / 98.8 in
1.9 TDI 1012509 mm / 98.8 in
1.9 TDI 1052516 mm / 99.1 in
2516 mm / 99.1 in
2516 mm / 99.1 in
2.0 AT2509 mm / 98.8 in
2.02509 mm / 98.8 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
14.6 sec
1.415.6 sec
12.3 sec
1.6 10212.3 sec
9.3 sec
1.8 Turbo9.3 sec
1.9 TDI 10112.4 sec
1.9 TDI 10512.0 sec
11.7 sec
12.9 sec
2.0 AT12.9 sec
2.011.7 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
13.9 sec
1.414.8 sec
11.7 sec
1.6 10211.7 sec
8.8 sec
1.8 Turbo8.8 sec
1.9 TDI 10111.8 sec
1.9 TDI 10511.4 sec
11.1 sec
12.3 sec
2.0 AT12.3 sec
2.011.1 sec
CO2 Emission
171 g/km
1.4171 g/km
185 g/km
196 g/km
1.9 TDI 105145 g/km
212 g/km
222 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.38
1.40.37
0.38
1.6 1020.37
0.38
1.8 Turbo0.37
1.9 TDI 1050.38
0.38
0.38
2.0 AT0.37
2.00.37
Fuel Economy
7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (combined) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (urban) | 5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (highway)
1.47.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (combined) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (urban) | 5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (highway)
7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (urban) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (highway)
1.6 1027.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (urban) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (highway)
8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (combined) | 11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)
1.8 Turbo8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (combined) | 11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)
1.9 TDI 1015.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (combined) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (urban) | 4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (highway)
1.9 TDI 1055.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (combined) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (urban) | 4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (highway)
8.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (combined) | 12.0 L/100km / 19.6 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (combined) | 13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
2.0 AT9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (combined) | 13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
2.08.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (combined) | 12.0 L/100km / 19.6 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
161.0 km/h / 100.0 mph
1.4161.0 km/h / 100.0 mph
178.0 km/h / 110.6 mph
1.6 102179.0 km/h / 111.2 mph
202.0 km/h / 125.5 mph
1.8 Turbo202.0 km/h / 125.5 mph
1.9 TDI 101177.0 km/h / 110.0 mph
1.9 TDI 105179.0 km/h / 111.2 mph
184.0 km/h / 114.3 mph
181.0 km/h / 112.5 mph
2.0 AT181.0 km/h / 112.5 mph
2.0185.0 km/h / 115.0 mph
Towing Capacity
600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1000 kg / 2205 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
1.4Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
1.6 102Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
1.8 TurboFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
1.9 TDI 101Rear-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
1.9 TDI 105Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
2.0 ATFront-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
2.0Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Engine
BCA
1.4BCA
AYD, BFS
1.6 102AYD, BFS
AGU, APH, AVC, AWC, AWU, AWV, BKF
1.8 TurboAGU
1.9 TDI 101ATD, AXR, BEW
1.9 TDI 105BSW
AZJ, BDC, BEJ, BER, BEV, BGD, BHP
AZJ, BDC, BEJ, BER, BEV, BGD, BHP
2.0 ATAZJ, BDC, BEJ, BER, BEV, BGD, BHP
2.0AZJ, BDC, BEJ, BER, BEV, BGD, BHP
Engine | Bore
76.5 mm / 3.0 in
1.476.5 mm / 3.0 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
1.6 10281.0 mm / 3.2 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
1.8 Turbo81.0 mm / 3.2 in
1.9 TDI 10179.5 mm / 3.1 in
1.9 TDI 10579.5 mm / 3.1 in
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
2.0 AT82.5 mm / 3.2 in
2.082.5 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
1.410.0:1
10.5:1
1.6 10210.5:1
9.5:1
1.8 Turbo9.5:1
1.9 TDI 10119.0:1
1.9 TDI 10519.0:1
10.3:1
10.3:1
2.0 AT10.3:1
2.010.3:1
Engine | Displacement
1.4 L / 84.8 cu-in / 1390.0 cc
1.41.4 L / 84.8 cu-in / 1390.0 cc
1.6 L / 97.3 cu-in / 1595.0 cc
1.6 1021.6 L / 97.3 cu-in / 1595.0 cc
1.8 L / 108.7 cu-in / 1781.0 cc
1.8 Turbo1.8 L / 108.7 cu-in / 1781.0 cc
1.9 TDI 1011.9 L / 115.7 cu-in / 1896.0 cc
1.9 TDI 1051.9 L / 115.7 cu-in / 1896.0 cc
2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
2.0 AT2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
2.02.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
Engine | Power
75.0 hp / 55.9 kW @ 5000 rpm
1.475.0 hp / 55.9 kW @ 5000 rpm
102.0 hp / 76.1 kW @ 5600 rpm
1.6 102102.0 hp / 76.1 kW @ 5600 rpm
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5800 rpm
1.8 Turbo150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5700 rpm
1.9 TDI 101101.0 hp / 75.3 kW @ 4000 rpm
1.9 TDI 105105.0 hp / 78.3 kW @ 4000 rpm
115.0 hp / 85.8 kW @ 5400 rpm
115.0 hp / 85.8 kW @ 5400 rpm
2.0 AT115.0 hp / 85.8 kW @ 5400 rpm
2.0115.0 hp / 85.8 kW @ 5400 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
54.0 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
1.454.0 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
63.9 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
1.6 10263.9 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
84.2 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
1.8 Turbo84.2 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
1.9 TDI 10153.3 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
1.9 TDI 10555.4 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
58.0 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
58.0 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
2.0 AT58.0 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
2.058.0 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
75.6 mm / 3.0 in
1.475.6 mm / 3.0 in
77.4 mm / 3.0 in
1.6 10277.4 mm / 3.0 in
86.4 mm / 3.4 in
1.8 Turbo86.4 mm / 3.4 in
1.9 TDI 10195.5 mm / 3.8 in
1.9 TDI 10595.5 mm / 3.8 in
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
2.0 AT92.8 mm / 3.7 in
2.092.8 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
126 Nm / 92.9 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
1.4126 Nm / 92.9 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
148 Nm / 109.2 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
1.6 102148 Nm / 109.2 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
1.8 Turbo210 Nm / 154.9 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
1.9 TDI 101240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
1.9 TDI 105240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
172 Nm / 126.9 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
172 Nm / 126.9 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
2.0 AT172 Nm / 126.9 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
2.0172 Nm / 126.9 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
1.4Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
1.6 102Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 2 values per cylinder
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
1.8 TurboTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
1.9 TDI 101Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 2 values per cylinder
1.9 TDI 105Turbocharged diesel inline-4 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0 ATNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 2 values per cylinder
2.0Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 2 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
1.45-speed
5-speed
1.6 1025-speed
5-speed
1.8 Turbo5-speed
1.9 TDI 1015-speed
1.9 TDI 1055-speed
5-speed
6-speed
2.0 AT4-speed
2.05-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
1.4Manual
Manual
1.6 102Manual
Manual
1.8 TurboManual
1.9 TDI 101Manual
1.9 TDI 105Manual
Manual
Automatic
2.0 ATAutomatic
2.0Manual

Production

Availability
2005 ~ 2010
1.42003 ~ 2010
2005 ~ 2009
1.6 1022003 ~ 2010
2005 ~ 2010
1.8 Turbo2004 ~ 2010
1.9 TDI 1012003 ~ 2005
1.9 TDI 1052005 ~ 2006
2005 ~ 2010
2005 ~ 2010
2.0 AT2002 ~ 2010
2.02002 ~ 2010
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