Resale: $3,216
Value: N N/A
MPG: 23 city/29 hwy

1998 VW Beetle Specifications

1998 Volkswagen Beetle Specs

 

1998 Beetle Engine & Performance Specs

 
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1,984 cc 2 liters in-line 4 front transverse engine with 82.6 mm bore, 92.7 mm stroke, 10 compression ratio, cast iron block, light alloy head, overhead cam and two valves per cylinder
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Unleaded fuel
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Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 23 and country/highway (mpg): 29
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Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 29 and EPA city (mpg): 23
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Multi-point injection fuel system
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14.5 gallon fuel tank
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Power: 86 kW , 115 HP @ 5,200 rpm; 122 ft lb , 165 Nm @ 2,600 rpm
 

1998 Beetle Braking & Suspension Specs

 
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4.24:1 axle ratio
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Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
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Fullsize steel rim spare wheel
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Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , torsion beam rear suspension semi-independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs
 

1998 Beetle Lights & Exterior Specs

 
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Body color front and rear bumpers
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Coefficient of drag: 0.38
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Day time running lights
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Driver and passenger power heated body color door mirrors
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External dimensions: overall length (inches): 161.1, overall width (inches): 67.9, overall height (inches): 59.5, wheelbase (inches): 98.9, front track (inches): 59.6, rear track (inches): 58.7 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 32.8
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Mechanical foldable mirrors
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Single complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
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Metallic paint , black paint , gloss paint
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Rear window with defogger
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Tinted glass
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Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 3,704 and curb weight (lbs) 2,712
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Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
 

1998 Beetle Interior Features & Specs

 
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Air conditioning
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Roof antenna
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Remote control peripheral anti-theft protection
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Front ashtray
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Audio anti-theft protection:
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Manufacturer's own stereo audio system with AM/FM, cassette and search/repeat
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Cargo area cover/rear parcel shelf
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Cargo area light
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Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 12
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Clock
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Partial dashboard console , full floor console with open storage box
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Delayed/fade courtesy lights
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Front seats and rear seats cup holders
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Door ajar warning
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Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
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Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
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Carpet floor mats
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Driver and passenger front airbag
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Bucket driver and passenger seat with height adjustment and tilt adjustment
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Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
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Lockable illuminated glove compartment
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Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats and rear seats
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Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 41.3, rear headroom (inches): 36.7, front leg room (inches): 39.4, rear leg room (inches): 33, front shoulder room (inches): 52.8, rear shoulder room (inches): 49.4 and interior volume (cu ft): 84.3
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Low fuel level warning
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Remote power locks includes power windows
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Power steering
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Front reading lights
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3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side and passenger side
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Two one-piece bench rear seats
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Rear view mirror
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Electric remote fuel filler door release
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Electric remote trunk/hatch release
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Front seat back storage
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Seating: four seats
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Cloth seat upholstery with additional cloth
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Front side airbag
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Six speaker(s)
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Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
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Tachometer
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Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
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Ventilation system with four fan speeds, recirculation setting and micro filter
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