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Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 Cabriolet

The entry level 1.4 litre Beetle Cabriolet was a little under-powered for its weight and was slow to get moving. It did however make an affordable option for those looking for a fun every-day convertible.

It’s not the greatest car to drive but then nobody buys a VW Beetle Cabriolet to go racing. That’s only in the movies. In reality it is a fun, stylish car with a neat power hood and room for four adults. The wind won’t bother them, or you, even at motorway speeds and reliability is as you would expect from Volkswagen. Prices were temptingly low for the lower powered cars, just leave the fast driving to Herbie. A Final Edition Beetle was launched at the beginning of 2010 and there are rumours of an all new car to follow it.

Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 Cabriolet Specifications

Car brandVolkswagen
Roof typeFabric
Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1390 cc
Power75@5000 bhp
Torque93@3300 lb.ft
Transmission type5-spd manual

Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 Cabriolet Performance

Max Speed (Manual)99 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)15.6 seconds

Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 Cabriolet Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)39.8 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)171 g/km

Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 Cabriolet Details

Production dates2003-2011
UK Retail pricefrom £16,595
UK Insurance group6
Turning circle10 m
Length4081 mm
Kerb Weight1345 kg
Luggage capacity201 litres
Fuel tank capacity55 litres
Warranty distance60,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service IntervalsVariable miles
Information last updated November 2, 2014

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