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Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen has had a couple of goes at bringing back one of the most iconic cars ever built. The latest version, known simply as the Beetle, was released in 2013, but underperformed on the sales front and was dropped at the end of 2016.

It’s actually not a bad car, though, as it sits on the same underpinnings as the Golf Mk V. This, of course, makes it a front-engined front-wheel-drive, as opposed to the rear-engined rear wheel drive of the 'Type 1' original. Volkswagen also tried the retro trick from 1997 to 2011, even fitting the New Beetle with a thin vase on the dashboard, complete with a fake sunflower that still survives in some examples 20 years later.

Currently, the line-up composes of one car, the Beetle CLASSIC which is priced at POA.

This vehicle is also known as Beetle / Super Beetle, Bug / Superbug", Käfer, Type 1, 1302.

Volkswagen Beetle Price and Specs

The price range for the Volkswagen Beetle varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2019 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $22,770 $28,050
2017 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $19,800 $25,080
2016 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $14,300 $22,110
2015 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $22,999 $26,990
See All Volkswagen Beetle Pricing and Specs

Volkswagen Beetle Wheel Size

The Volkswagen Beetle has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x55 R17 for Hatchback in 2019 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2019 Hatchback 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2018 Hatchback 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2017 Hatchback 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2016 Hatchback 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2015 Hatchback 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Beetle Wheel Sizes

Volkswagen Beetle Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2019 Hatchback 1477x1808x4278 mm 139 mm
2018 Hatchback 1477x1808x4278 mm 139 mm
2017 Hatchback 1477x1808x4278 mm 139 mm
2016 Hatchback 1477x1808x4278 mm 139 mm
2015 Hatchback 1477x1808x4278 mm 139 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Beetle Dimensions

Volkswagen Beetle Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Beetle is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.4L/100km for Hatchback /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2019 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2015 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Beetle Pricing and Specs for 2019

Volkswagen Beetle Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen Beetle has no towing capacity for the last 5 years the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2019 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2017 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2016 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2015 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
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