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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Information & Specs


The 2004 New Beetle is a 2-door, up to 5-passenger family coupe, or sports coupe, available in 6 trims, ranging from the GL 2.0L to the Turbo S 1.8L. The 2004 New Beetle's closest competitors include the Honda Civic Coupe, the Honda Insight, and the MINI Cooper. Upon introduction, the GL 2.0L is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 115-horsepower engine that achieves 24-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The Turbo S 1.8L is equipped with a standard 1.8-liter, I4, 180-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 23-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard.

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Engine and Transmission

Engine Type: 2.0L I4
Displacement (CC/CI): 1984 / 121
Valves: 8
Horsepower @ RPM: 115@5200
Torque @ RPM: 122@2600
Fuel System: Gas / SEFI
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

Steering, Suspension, Brakes

Steer Diameter (Curb): 35.8/35.8
Engine Locat./Drive: FWD
Brakes (Fr/Rr): Disc/Disc
Steering: R&P
Suspension (Fr/Rr): Ind/Semi-Ind
Tires: 205/55R16

Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight: 2743/2780 LB
Wheelbase (Ft/Rr): 98.7
Length: 161.1
Width: 67.9
Height: 59.0

Standard Features

L A T C H, Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Seatbelt Engagement, AM/FM Radio With 6 Speakers Total; Cassette Player, Manual Air Conditioning, 2 Multi-Function Remotes Operate Power Locks, Trunk Release and Panic Alarm, 2 Cupholders and 1 Rear Cupholder, Green Tinted Glass, Body Color Plastic Bumpers, Front and Rear Dual Reading Lights, Cruise Control, Tachometer ...