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1971 Volkswagen Beetle Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Rear
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1938 - 1980
Coach Work : Karmann
Price : $1,840-$2,750
Weight : 1780 lbs | 807.394 kg

Power

Opposed 4
Displacement : 1585 cc | 96.7 cu in. | 1.6 L.
Power : 60 BHP (44.16 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Torque :82 Ft-Lbs (111 NM) @ 3000 RPM
Bore : 3.4 in | 85 mm.
Stroke : 2.7 in | 69 mm.
Compression : 7.5:1
Main Bearings : 4
1-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
4 Manual

Production Figures

Total Volkswagen Production for 1971 : 1,128,784
1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Handling

Recall

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Manufacturer

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC

NHTSA Campaign ID70V121000
NotesPOSSIBILITY THAT BRAKE HOSE LEADING FROM MASTER BRAKE CYLINDER TO RESERVOIR MAYNOT BE PROPERLY INSTALLED.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING THE REASSEMBLY WHERENECESSARY.) POSSIBILITY THAT GAS TANK FILLER CAP DOES NOT PROPERLY SEAT INFILLER NECK.(CORRECT BY REPLACING WHERE NECESSARY.)

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT

Manufacturer

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC

NHTSA Campaign ID71V029000
NotesVOLKSWAGEN SERVICE CIRCULAR NO T-205/70.SUPER BEETLE.POSSI BILITY THATSUSPENSION STRUT MOUNTING ON SIDE PANEL WAS INCORR ECTLY WELDED DURINGPRODUCTION.IF WELD FAILS, COULD LOOSEN S USPENSION STRUT AND CAUSE LOSS OFSTEERING.(CORRECT BY INSTA LLING MODIFIED PANELS.)

Component

STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC

NHTSA Campaign ID71V030000
NotesVOLKSWAGON CAMPAIGN NO N/A.SUPER BEETLE.POSSIBILITY THAT S LOTTED NUTS ONOUTER LEFT AND RIGHT TIE ROD ENDS CONNECTING ST EERING KNUCKLES WEREINSUFFICIENTLY TORQUED.(CORRECT BY RETO RQUING NUTS TO 22 FT.LBS.)

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

1971 Averages

Avg. Household Income : $10,600
Avg. Home : $25,250
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.40
Avg. Stamp : $0

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