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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Technical Specifications and Dimensions

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

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Front Wheel
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody
Production Years for Series : 1994 - 2011
Price : $15,220-$16,500
Weight : 2700 lbs | 1224.699 kg

Performance

0-60 mph : 10.6 seconds.
1/4 Mile : 17.7 seconds.
Top Speed : 113 mph | 181.817 km/h

Power

Inline 4
Displacement : 1984 cc | 121.1 cu in. | 2.0 L.
Power : 115 BHP (84.64 KW) @ 5400 RPM
Torque :122 Ft-Lbs (165 NM) @ 3200 RPM
Bore : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Stroke : 3.7 in | 93 mm.
Compression : 10.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Light Alloy
Ignition system :multi point fuel inject
Transmission:
5 Manual , 4 Automatic

Production Figures

Total Volkswagen Production for 1998 : 219,679
Total 1998 New Beetle production : 55,842
1998 Volkswagen New Beetle

Dimensions

HatchBack
Cargo Volume : 19 cu. ft.
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 161.1 in | 4092 mm.
Width : 67.9 in | 1725 mm.
Height : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Wheelbase : 98.9 in | 2512 mm.

HatchBack
Price : $16,500
Weight : 2800 lbs | 1270.059 kg
Cargo Volume : 19 cu. ft.
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 161.1 in | 4092 mm.
Width : 67.9 in | 1725 mm.
Height : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Wheelbase : 98.9 in | 2512 mm.

Handling

Steering
Rack and Pinion

Recall

Component

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturer

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC

Mfr Report Date19980414
NHTSA Campaign ID03V265000
SummaryON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.
ConsequenceIF THIS HAPPENS, THE BRAKE LAMPS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE; OR THE LAMPS COULD COME ON AND STAY ON, EVEN THOUGH THE VEHICLE IS PARKED.
RemedyDEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCHES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 26, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.
NotesVW RECALL NO. WT.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

1998 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $17,200
Avg. Household Income : $38,100
Avg. Home : $129,300
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $1.15
Avg. Stamp : $0

The 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle measures 67.90 inches in width, The 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle measures 161.10 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 98.90 inches.


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Volkswagen Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
27,877
November 2019
29,218
October 2019
28,072
September 2019
26,947
August 2019
35,412
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
Additional Sales Volume Data


Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1998 New Beetle
$16,500-$890,000
1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Price Range: $15,220 - $16,500

$13,500 - $20,240

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Volkswagen
2003Porsche (73,284)
2002Buick (350,602)Porsche (55,050)
2001Jeep (455,417)Ferrari (792)
2000Ford (965,029)Pontiac (573,805)Chevrolet (547,294)355,479
1999Ford (918,040)Honda (733,878)Chevrolet (609,100)315,563
1998Ford (878,405)Honda (751,032)Chevrolet (561,218)219,679
1997Ford (913,440)Honda (722,431)Chevrolet (650,820)137,855
1996Ford (1,036,048)Honda (680,711)Pontiac (541,844)135,807
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)115,114
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)97,043
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)49,533

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