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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 Turbo DSG test numbers and curb weight - 0-60 in 6.4, 1/4 mile in 14.8@94.3

    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
    Odometer: 9,573
    Date: 11/13/2012
    Driver: Mike Monticello
    Price: $28,385

    Specifications:
    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


    Test Results:


    Acceleration

    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)


    Braking

    30-0 (ft): 30
    60-0 (ft): 123


    Handling

    Slalom (mph): 66.3 w/ TC on
    Skid Pad Lateral Acceleration (g): 0.86 w/ TC on

    Source

    This article was originally published in forum thread: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 Turbo DSG test numbers and curb weight - 0-60 in 6.4, 1/4 mile in 14.8@94.3 started by Sticky View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
      chrisisnapping -
      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.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
      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.
      Not bad at all, kind of impressive.