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VW Käfer 1300 specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 841 kg (1854 lbs)
Power / weight 47 ps (46 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 103 Nm (76 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1969
Origin country Germany
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Submitted by Georg

Performance

Top speed 122 kph (76 mph)
0 - 100 kph 24.4 s

Powertrain

Engine type flat4 8V
Displacement 1.3 l (79 ci)
Power 39 ps (39 bhp / 29 kw)
Torque 87 Nm (64 lb-ft)
Power / liter 30 ps (30 hp)
Transmission 4 speed manual
Layout rear engine, rear wheel drive

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Fangio Man  7y ago

Thank you, Georg!


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Georg  7y ago

They have build 3.1 million Trabbi of all version from 58 till production end... in car world that does not even get it into the top 50 of most production models


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Fangio Man  7y ago

It would be interesting to know on which place the Trabant is. It was the best selling car in the DDR, so I expect they sold many of them there.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Fangio Man: I have a book that says 20,000,000 by 1980. I didn't know 35,000,000 Ford F-series pick-ups have been sold, That makes it not just the best selling truck in the world, but the 2nd best selling automobile. The production of the Ford F-series began in 1948 with the F1.


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Georg  7y ago

The Kaefer is the best selling unchanged single design ...

Corolla/Auris is a nameplate used for several different cars they even switched the basic layout from RWD to FWD in the 10 generations. In some nations they even sold other Toyota cars under the name Corolla..example in Germany the Tercel was sold as Corolla. They throw Coupe, limo, hatchback, minivan.. every single version based on the Corolla into their counting...

VW counts Golf (30million) WITHOUT the sedan, van or coupe versions of the Golf
Jetta/Bora (10million by 2011)
Gol (7million by 2012 sold in south america)
Scirocco (~2million by 2012)
Eos, Touran(minivan 1.13million by 2011), Lavida (China), Sagitar (Cina), Caddy (small transport version of the Golf)

if VW would like Toyota throw in all cars based on the Golf in the counting they would blow the Corolla out of the water by miles.


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Fangio Man  7y ago

Over 13.000.000!?

But it is not the best selling car in history:

**1. Toyota Corolla/Auris (37.000.000)
2. Ford F-Series (35.000.000)
3. VW Golf (29.000.000)
4. VW Käfer (21.000.000)
5. Ford Escort/Focus (20.000.000)
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Shaggy  7y ago

I love the old beetles, they are the best selling cars in history, over 13,000,000 sold, and if you trace the roots of the Porsche 911 all the way back to its very genesis, you'll come to this. They're really tough and reliable, too.


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SUPER9MAN9  8y ago

This is just a VW Beetle. Is Kafer just in german instead


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golf1diesel  9y ago

Mach-1 : this little car,if maintained properly can go over 100 kmh(62 mph)on highway all day long,it's engine revs to about 4200 rpms...one of the most reliable cars ever anyway,the hjistory starts with H***er wanting to have a cheap and reliable car which can go 100 kmh(the first 1.2 cmc models in the late 1940's) Ferdinand Porsche invented the Beetle/Porsche 356 later


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Mach-1  9y ago

I've heard these cars are damn near invincible, but man, you wouldn't even want to touch the highway with one. My dad had one and said he was lucky to do 60 in it. Then again, we also had an early 90s Pontiac Sunbird and that thing felt like it was gonna explode if you tried to take it past 65. XD


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Zenvo13  9y ago

You would be stunned to see how many beetles are still running in portugal (a friend of my dad bought three)
and they run great


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Zenvo13  9y ago

You would be stunned to see how many beetles are still running in portugal (a friend of my dad bought three)


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Davy  9y ago

In gran turismo 4 this thing does 0-100 in an astonishing 54 seconds!


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PrAy T0 NoOf$  9y ago

the slowest car to go on autozeitung.


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fenris  10y ago

I have a beetle with 1600cc engine, and was surprised how fast i is, when you take it to consideration that it\'s 40 years old


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DDriver  10y ago

There are plenty of them still driving on California roads


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golf3diesel  10y ago

the beetle is that fast?? LOL well RWD and engine in the back have their advantages


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LJUTICA  10y ago

Acually quite impressive time, man would have thought that beetle would get left far behind, but it just keeps up with that small Hyundai.
Considering the differences (mostly unfavorable towards old cars) in the last 40 years, I\'d say that rarely anything can best that kind of simplicity when it comes to reliability and durability, genuine old school german car, bulletproof. Old \"bug\'s\" excellent image truly is well grounded I\'d say.


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scooones  10y ago

i could have sworn this is a beetle


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Georg  10y ago

the time is real I have the magazine at hand ...it was a compare between a 1969 bug and a 2009 Golf 1.4 TSI to see the different in 40years car development...


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Anon  10y ago

Is that time really legit?


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M Power  10y ago

Amazing time.


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

Only 0.5 sec slower than a 2008 Hyundai i10 1.1. Hat off gentlemen!