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people at my school have been talking about how fast these cars are ... how do i (we) stand against them?
 

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Beyond said:
people at my school have been talking about how fast these cars are ... how do i (we) stand against them?
The turbo S is tough. the 1.8T you'll destroy.
 

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Do you mean the GLS? Its 100hp and 177lbs torque.

The 1.8 is 150hp and 162lbs torque.
 

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He is most likely referring to this beetle. :D
 

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Do you mean the GLS? Its 100hp and 177lbs torque.

The 1.8 is 150hp and 162lbs torque.
180 for later models, the Turbo S has 220-240?
 

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Let's get this straight -- from Edmunds.com:

"Volkswagen has equipped this Beetle with a 180 horsepower 1.8-liter turbocharged engine and hooked it to a six-speed manual transmission. That's a 20-percent boost in horsepower over the standard Turbo Beetle, and combines with a peak torque of 173 lb-ft to give the S model a 0-to-60 time of 7.4 seconds, according to Volkswagen."

Which means (1) the regular turbo 1.8 has about 150hp (sad, huh?), and (2) a stock 05 V6 should have no problem taking one down.
 

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Let's get this straight -- from Edmunds.com:

"Volkswagen has equipped this Beetle with a 180 horsepower 1.8-liter turbocharged engine and hooked it to a six-speed manual transmission. That's a 20-percent boost in horsepower over the standard Turbo Beetle, and combines with a peak torque of 173 lb-ft to give the S model a 0-to-60 time of 7.4 seconds, according to Volkswagen."

Which means (1) the regular turbo 1.8 has about 150hp (sad, huh?), and (2) a stock 05 V6 should have no problem taking one down.
Car-Stats.com Report for 2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S
Obtained from C&D May, 2002
0-60: 6.7 Transmission: Manual
1/4 Mile: 15
1/4 Speed: 90


I've seen plenty of the Turbo S models running significantly faster using a remapped FMU. Heck our S40 can run 250 hp with a euro-spec FMU.

Stock for stock any 99+ should be able to take them, but they're close enough for driver error, and at higher elevations, they get progressivles stronger, as they're boosted.

In colorado, my 68 had a tough time with little eclipses.
 

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Car-Stats.com Report for 1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T
Obtained from C&D June, 1999
0-60: 7.3 Transmission: Unknown
1/4 Mile: 15.9
1/4 Speed:
 

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180 for later models, the Turbo S has 220-240?
I saw several versions for the 05 model year but I cant find anything with those hp numbers.
 

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I saw several versions for the 05 model year but I cant find anything with those hp numbers.
they stopped selling them in 03
 

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03 New Beetle Turbo S.

1.8L 180 hp I4
180hp
173lbs torque

Are you sure your not thinking of some other VW model car?
 

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03 New Beetle Turbo S.

1.8L 180 hp I4
180hp
173lbs torque

Are you sure your not thinking of some other VW model car?
Positive.

Porsche worked on the development. It had WAY more than 180 hp.
 

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the one i'm talking about is an automatic .. hopefully that would help no matter what it is =p .. i don't know how to tell exactly what it is though .. all it says is turbo on the back .. as far as year and exact model i have no idea..
 

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STONECOLD said:
03 New Beetle Turbo S.

1.8L 180 hp I4
180hp
173lbs torque

Are you sure your not thinking of some other VW model car?
I figured it out. The early models were tested overseas, with the Euro-spec engine tune.

No Turbo S ever had an automatic transmission.

The U.S. Spec makes 180 hp, but you can get a Euro Tune in Kansas City from the dealer, the specials editions in KC were running 220hp, with a header/exhaust and the tune.
 

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Ah, the mystery is solved! lol
 

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kscoyote said:
I figured it out. The early models were tested overseas, with the Euro-spec engine tune.

No Turbo S ever had an automatic transmission.

The U.S. Spec makes 180 hp, but you can get a Euro Tune in Kansas City from the dealer, the specials editions in KC were running 220hp, with a header/exhaust and the tune.
so what does it mean? this is just a "turbo".. no s?

and would that mean it has < 180hp / 173lbs torque?

and would that mean i would have no problem with it?

and how might you tell if it's the s or not?
 

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I think it means that the chances are very slim that its one of the models kscoyote was talking about. Especially considering that you mentioned that its an automatic.
 
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