Car-Stats.com Report for 2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SHadAStang said: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.
I figured it out. The early models were tested overseas, with the Euro-spec engine tune.STONECOLD said:03 New Beetle Turbo S.
1.8L 180 hp I4
Are you sure your not thinking of some other VW model car?
so what does it mean? this is just a "turbo".. no s?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.