1956 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
Body / Chassis : Steel Body
Production Years for Series : 1938 - 1980
Coach Work : Karmann
Price : $1,490-$2,390
Weight : 1600 lbs | 725.748 kg

Performance

Top Speed : 125 km/h | 77.688 mph

Power

O4 1192 cc | 72.7 cu in. | 1.2 L.

finned cylinders; cast iron cylinder liners
36 BHP (26.496 KW) @ 3700 RPM

Bore : 3.0 in | 77 mm.
Stroke : 2.5 in | 64 mm.
Solex 28 PCI downdraft carburetor

Transmission:
4 Manual

Gear Ratios

1st Gear : 3.60:1
2nd Gear : 1.88:1
3rd Gear : 1.23:1
4th Gear : 0.82:1

Production Figures

Total Volkswagen Production for 1956 : 333,190

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 160.2 in | 4069 mm.
Width : 60.6 in | 1539 mm.
Height : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 50.8 in | 1290 mm.
Rear Track : 49.2 in | 1250 mm.
Sunroof Sedan
Price : $1,570
Weight : 1695 lbs | 768.839 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 160.2 in | 4069 mm.
Width : 60.6 in | 1539 mm.
Height : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 50.8 in | 1290 mm.
Rear Track : 49.2 in | 1250 mm.
Convertible Sedan
Price : $1,990
Weight : 1760 lbs | 798.323 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 160.2 in | 4069 mm.
Width : 60.6 in | 1539 mm.
Height : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 50.8 in | 1290 mm.
Rear Track : 49.2 in | 1250 mm.
Karmann-Ghia Coupe
Coach Work : Karmann
Price : $2,390
Weight : 1725 lbs | 782.447 kg
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 160.2 in | 4069 mm.
Width : 60.6 in | 1539 mm.
Height : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 50.8 in | 1290 mm.
Rear Track : 49.2 in | 1250 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Suspension : Front : Kingpins with transverse torsion bars and upper/lower trailing arms

Rear : Swing axles with trailing arms and torsion bars

Steering
  : Worm and Nut

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 5.60x15

Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,050
Avg. Household Income : $4,450
Avg. Home : $11,700
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.22

The 1956 Volkswagen Beetle measures 60.60 inches in width, 160.20 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 94.50 inches.


1956 Volkswagen Models

Concepts by Volkswagen

Volkswagen Monthly Sales Volume

July 2019
31,188
June 2019
31,725
May 2019
35,702
April 2019
31,309
March 2019
37,092
February 2019
25,706
January 2019
23,074
December 2018
32,047
November 2018
26,789
October 2018
29,000
September 2018
30,555
August 2018
32,255
Additional Sales Volume Data


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