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Volkswagon Beetle 1951
Formally on display at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum
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See specifications and museum snapshot below illustration

Volkswagon Beetle 1951 specifications
Engine
Rearmounted flat 4, ohv, air cooled
Displacement: 1,192cc
Bore: 77mm
Stroke: 64mm
Compression ratio: 6.6:1
Carburettors: 28 PCi
Power output: 25bhp at 3,400 rpm

Construction
All metal body on pressed
steel backbone chassis
Brakes
Hyraulic, drums all round

Performance
Maximum speed: 108km/h
Acceleration: 0-80km 28.9sec
Max Power:53bhp at 2,600rpm
Fuel consumption: 7.2litre/100km

Steering
Worm and roller,
Turning circle: 11m

Transmission
Clutch: single dry plate
Gearbox: 5 speed, synchromesh
on 2nd, 3rd & top
Ratios: Top 0.79, 3rd 1.22, 2nd 1.88,
1st 3.6, reverse 4.63 to onee

Suspension

Torsion bars, fully independant

Wheels
4Jx15" disc, 5.60 x 15 crossply tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 2,400mm
Track - front: 1,290mm
Track - rear: 1,250mm
Overall length: 4,070mm
Overall width: 1,540mm
Overall height: 1,500mm
Kerb weight: 730kg
Tank capacity: 40 litres

Production
Up to 1955: 743,533
Total to 1992: 21,000,000