VW Beetle RSI

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Description

The Volskwagen New Beetle was a C-Segment car launched in 1997, based on the Golf IV platform but with a unique body design inspired by the original Beetle. Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front, driving the front wheels, with luggage storage in the rear. The car was replaced by a new generation Beetle in 2011.

The fastest version of the model was the limited edition VW Beetle RSI that was only produced in 250 units. The car was fitted with a naturally aspirated 3.2 liter VR6 engine that procduced 224 hp (165 kw) of power and 320 Nm of torque, combined with a 6 speed manual transmission and the 4motion four wheel drive system. The car accelerated from 0-100km/h in 6,7 seconds and could reach a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). Other modifications included a racing inspired suspension setting, 18 inch wheels with 235/40ZR-18 tyres, and a Remus exhaust.

Visually, the Beetle RSi featured a unique bodykit with sporty front bumper with larger air intakes, flared wheel arches, extended side sills, 18 inch OZ Superturismo wheels, deep rear bumper, twin exhaust tailpipes, roof spoiler and a very large rear wing. Inside the car featured Recaro racing bucket seats, carbon fiber trim, billet aluminium inlets, rear cross brace behind the seats and orange leather upholstery.

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Additional information

Model

VW Beetle RSI

Production

2001-2002

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

AWD

Engine Displacement

3189 cm3

Cylinders

V6

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

224

Power (kw)

165

Power (@rpm)

@6200 rpm

Torque (Nm)

320

Torque (@rpm)

@2000 rpm

0-100km/h

6,7

Top Speed (km/h)

225 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

140 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

11.9

CO2 (g/km)

286 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1530 kg

Length

4100 mm

Width

1810 mm

Height

1480 mm

Wheelbase

2510 mm

Front Track

1550 mm

Rear Track

1550 mm

Boot Space

136

Tire Size

225/40 R18

Front Brakes

334 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

256 Ventilated Discs