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Selected Style 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $24,458 $26,435
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,458 $26,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$24,458
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$26,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$441 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.2
Front Head Room (in) - 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 89
Second Hip Room (in) - 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 54.8
Second Head Room (in) - 36.8
Passenger Capacity - 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) - 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) - 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) - 174.3
Height, Overall (in) - 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.3
Wheelbase (in) - 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 7.58
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.43
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 34.8
Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.99
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P225/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3045
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - NA
Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 232 @ 8500
Engine Type - Gas Rotary
Fuel System - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 1.3L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.27
Trans Order Code - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.19
Trans Description Cont. - Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.76
Clutch Size (in) - 9.29
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.65
Trans Type - 6
Summary
Vehicle Name - Mazda RX-8
Body Style - 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Sport-Tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Sport-Tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
 
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