Thread: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 Turbo DSG test numbers and curb weight - 0-60 in 6.4, 1/4 mile in firstname.lastname@example.org
01-04-2013, 07:28 AM #1
2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 Turbo DSG test numbers and curb weight - 0-60 in 6.4, 1/4 mile in email@example.com
The new Beetle is a good looking car and a reasonable value with its as tested price of $28,385. For a front wheel drive car with only 200 horsepower from its 2.0 turbocharged and direct injected four-cylinder performance is respectable. 60 miles per hour comes in 6.4 seconds and the 1/4 mile sprint takes 14.8 seconds with a trap speed of 94.3 which is slightly faster than a stock 2001 E46 BMW 330i which had 225 horsepower.
The performance is partially thanks to the DSG gearbox and partially thanks to the fairly low curb weight of 3,170 pounds. Respectable numbers and there is a lot more to be gained should one want it with tuning of the turbo motor.
Perhaps VW will give us the Beetle R they have been teasing to take the Beetle to the next level performance wise.
Vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
Driver: Mike Monticello
Drive Type: Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Transmission Type: Six-speed automated manual
Engine Type: Turbocharged, direct-injected inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in): 1,984/121
Redline (rpm): 6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 200 @ 5,100
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 207 @ 1,700
Brake Type (front): 12.3-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brake Type (rear): 10.7-inch solid discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Suspension Type (front): Independent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension Type (rear): Multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Tire Size (front): P235/45R18 (94H) M+S
Tire Size (rear): P235/45R18 (94H) M+S
Tire Brand: Continental
Tire Model: ContiProContact
Tire Type: All-season
As Tested Curb Weight (lb): 3,170
0-30 (sec): 2.8 (3.3 in Drive mode)
0-45 (sec): 4.3 (5.1 in Drive mode)
0-60 (sec): 6.4 (7.3 in Drive mode)
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 6.1 (6.6 in Drive mode)
0-75 (sec): 9.4 (10.6 in Drive mode)
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 14.8 @ 94.3 (15.2 @ 93.3 in Drive mode)
(All numbers are with traction control on)
30-0 (ft): 30
60-0 (ft): 123
Slalom (mph): 66.3 w/ TC on
Skid Pad Lateral Acceleration (g): 0.86 w/ TC on
01-04-2013, 12:02 PM #2
sounds about right, even in stock form there is a good amount of spin/hop when taking off hard
also, with TC on and in drive mode that means they weren't able to actually launch the car. The mk6 DSG GTIs with traction control off in sport/manual mode have a launch control.
Now get a 3" downpipe, intake and tune and this thing will see low 13s, and very high 12s with mounts, DR, weight reduction and race gas....not bad for a little bug.
01-04-2013, 12:07 PM #3