VW Type 2 T3 3rd gen Technical details and specifications (1979-2002) ENGINE 2.1L: 2109 cc (Water cooled) Type..........................flat four rear mounted Number of cylinders...........4 Cubic capacity ...............2109 cc Bore/Stroke .............. (2023)

1979 to 2002
VW Type 2 T3 3rd gen Technical details and specifications (1979-2002) ENGINE 2.1L: 2109 cc (Water cooled) Type..........................flat four rear mounted Number of cylinders...........4 Cubic capacity ...............2109 cc Bore/Stroke ..................94/76mm Compression ratio/pressure ... (1)
AlsocalledVolkswagen Transporter (T3) (Europe) Volkswagen Caravelle (T3) (Europe) Volkswagen T25 (United Kingdom) Volkswagen Vanagon (North America) Volkswagen Microbus (South Africa)
ProductionMay 1979–June 2002
AssemblyHanover, Germany Uitenhage, South Africa
Body and chassis
Bodystyle3-door van 3-door pickup
LayoutRear engine, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
PlatformVolkswagen Group T3
Engine1.6L (aircooled) H4 1.9L (watercooled) H4 2.0L (aircooled) H4 2.1L (watercooled) H4 1.6L (diesel) I4 1.7L (diesel) I4 2.3L (watercooled) I5 2.5L (watercooled) I5 2.6L (watercooled) I5
Transmission3-speed automatic 4-speed manual 5-speed manual
Wheelbase2,461mm (96.9in) 2,456mm (96.7in) (GL syncro Camper)
Length4,569mm (179.9in)
Width1,844mm (72.6in)
Height1,928mm (75.9in) 1,735mm (68.3in) (Carat) 2,055mm (80.9in) (Camper) 2,085mm (82.1in) (GL syncro)
PredecessorVolkswagen Type 2
SuccessorVolkswagen Transporter (T4)

The Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) was the third generation of the Volkswagen Transporter and was marketed under various nameplates worldwide – including as the Transporter or Caravelle in Europe, Microbus in South Africa, and as the Vanagon in North and South America.

Larger and heavier than its predecessor, the T2, – and with a more squared and less rounded styling – the T3 was manufactured in Germany from 1979 until 1992. South African production of the T3 continued, for that market only, until 2002. The T3 was the final generation of rear-engined Volkswagens.


Following the T2, the T2/3 - Transporter 2 Generation 3 (and known as the T3's) - initially featured air-cooled and subsequently water-cooled engines. Versions produced in South Africa from 1990 until 2002 featured an Audi five-cylinder engine.

Volkswagen marketed the Westfalia camper variant throughout the T3 production, with features including a pop up roof, refrigerator, sink, and stove.

Examples built between 1980 and 1985 featured round headlights and chrome-plated steel bumpers with plastic end-caps. Air-cooled models (1980 to mid-1983) lack the lower grill above the radiator of the water-cooled models, except on models with factory air conditioning. 1986 model year vehicles received revisions including a tachometer, more fabric choices, redesigned air conditioner, larger water-cooled engine with a more advanced engine management system, and redesigned transmissions including an optional syncro four-wheel drive. Exterior changes include rectangular headlights (on selected models) and different paint options. Alloy wheels, larger and squarer plastic bumpers with trim along the rocker panels were optional, and standard equipment on Wolfsburg Edition vans. For 1990 and 1991 model years, a "Carat" trim level was available which included all available options (except Westfalia conversion).

All 1980 and some 1981 models had eight welded-in metal slats covering the engine ventilation passages behind the rear windows. Later models had black plastic 16-slat covers that slotted in at the top and screwed down at the bottom.

During the 1980s, the U.S. Army and Air Force in Germany used T3's as administrative (non-tactical) vehicles. In military use, the vehicle's nomenclature was "Light Truck, Commercial".

Porsche has created a version called B32 in a limited edition. The van was equipped with 3.2liter Carrera engine and was originally developed to support Porsche 959 involvement in Paris-Dakar race.

Oettinger has developed a six-cylinder version called WBX6. The engine is derived from the "Wasserboxer" engine and has many common parts with it. The development of the engine was originally contracted to Oettinger by VW. Oettinger bought the rights when VW decided not to use it.


With the internal combustion engine and transaxle mounted very low in the back, the T3 had much larger disc brakes in the front, and drums in the rear. Axle weight is very nearly equal upon both the front and back ends of the vehicle. Unlike the T2 before it, the T3 was available with amenities such as power steering, air conditioning, power door locks, electrically controlled and heated mirrors, lighted vanity mirrors, and a light above the glove box (most of which were essentially standard equipment in later models).

The automatic was a standard hydraulic three-speed unit, the same 090/010 unit as used in Audis of the era. These featured a cast aluminium alloy case for the transmission section, and a cast iron case for the final drive section.

The 091 manual transmission was a four-speed unit, featuring a lightweight aluminium alloy case; later waterboxers had 5-speed transmission fitted as standard.

The automatic features a 1.0 ratio top gear, while the manual features a 0.85 top gear.

The oil filler tube for the engine is located behind the flip-down license plate door. Most early vans had a twist-on/off gas cap right on the outside just under and behind the passenger side door. A locking cap was optional. The spare tyre lies in a tray under the very front of the van (as the engine is in the back), just below the radiator.


Because of the engine placement, a T3 has nearly equal 50/50 weight distribution fore and aft.


There were four general petrol engine variants between 1979 and 1991, with several sub-models. All were overhead-valve push-rod horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines. Available engine options differed between regions. Aftermarket VW specialist Oettinger also offered the WBX6, a six-cylinder version.

  • Air-cooled (1979–1982)
    • 1.6L (1,584 cc) (50bhp/37kW) (Serial # CT) air-cooled, single Solex 34 PICT-4 carburettor, available on non-USA models
    • 2.0L (1,970 cc) (70bhp/51kW) (Serial # CU or CV) air-cooled, twin Solex 34 PDSIT-2/3 carburettor or fuel injected (Bosch L-Jetronic, USA models) flat-four in the 1980 to 1983½ models
  • Water-cooled (1983 onwards)
    • 1.9 litre engines:
      • 1.9L (1,913 cc) (83bhp) (Serial # DH) water-cooled (or "Wasserboxer") engine used for the 1983½ to 1985 models, which used a fuel injection system known as "Digijet" (Digital Jet-tronic)
      • 1.9L (1,913 cc) (59bhp) (Serial # DF) 8.6:1 compression ratio, 34-PICT carburetor
      • 1.9L (1,913 cc) (76bhp) (Serial # DG) 8.6:1 compression ratio, 2E3 or 2E4 carburetor
      • 1.9L (1,913 cc) (55bhp) (Serial # EY) 7.5:1 compression ratio, 34-PICT carburetor
      • 1.9L (1,913 cc) (89bhp) (Serial # GW) 8.6:1 compression ratio, Bosch Digijet electronic fuel injection
    • 2.1 Litre engines:
      • 2.1L (2,109 cc) (95bhp) (Serial # MV) Wasserboxer, used until the end of Vanagon importation into the US in 1991. This engine used a more advanced engine management system known as Bosch "Digifant I" which now digitally managed ignition timing as well as fuel delivery.
      • 2.1L (2,109 cc) (90bhp) (Serial # SS) 9:1 compression ratio Wasserboxer
      • 2.1L (2,109 cc) (112bhp) (Serial # DJ) 10:1 compression ratio, Digijet injection, only sold in European countries not requiring catalytic converter.

The Wasserboxer featured an aluminum case, cylinder heads, and pistons, and a forged steel crankshaft. The Wasserboxer, as with all VW boxer engines has a gear-driven valvetrain. It also featured Heron, or "bowl-in-piston" type combustion chambers where the combustion takes place within the piston area, and not in the cylinder head.

The switch to water-cooling for the boxer engines was made mid-year in 1983. The previous generation T2, currently produced in Brazil, has been switched to water-cooled engines since 2005.

  • Oettinger WBX6(aftermarket)
      • 3.2L (3,164 cc) (165bhp) VW-Oettinger Wasserboxer, fuel injected.
      • 3.7L (3,664 cc) (180bhp) VW-Oettinger Wasserboxer, fuel injected.

The six-cylinder engine as used in the VW Oettinger WBX6 was developed by VW in conjunction with Oettinger for use in the T3. When VW abandoned the project Oettinger took the design, refined it and put it on the market. As such the six-cylinder shares many parts with the four-cylinder Wasserboxer.

Diesel engines

In contrast to the standard flat-four gasoline engines, all diesel engine options were of an inline configuration.

  • 1.6L (1,588 cc) (48bhp) (Serial # CS) Naturally aspirated Diesel I4, available in the US on 1982 models only.
  • 1.6L (1,588 cc) (70bhp) (Serial # JX) Turbocharged I4.
  • 1.7L (1,715 cc) (54bhp) (Serial # KY) Natural aspirated I4.

US model variations

US Vanagon model variations included the Vanagon, featuring vinyl seats and a spartan interior; the Vanagon L with optional cloth seats, more upscale interior panels, and an optional dashboard blower; the Vanagon GL with more equipment, and the Westfalia pop-top camper Vanagons, which came in two versions. A Camper version with integrated kitchen, complete with refrigerator (which ran on Propane, 110V or 12V), a two burner stove, and stainless steel sink with onboard water supply. A fold down rear bench seat converted to a bed and the pop-top included a fold out bed; these models could sleep four adults. A 'Weekender ' version which lacked the refrigerator, propane stove, and sink of the full 'camper' versions offered an optional removable cabinet with a 12volt cooler and self-contained sink.

Wolfsburg Edition "Weekender" models featured two rear facing seats behind the front seats in place of a centre bench seat and a table that could fold up from the sidewall – or fold down when not in use. "Multivan" models featured Wolfsburg Edition trim and an interior with rear-facing seats. Wolfsburg Edition and camper van vehicles were outfitted for Volkswagen by the Westfalia factory.

Syncros models were manufactured in limited numbers from 1985 through 1992, with the four-wheel drive system added by Steyr-Daimler-Puch Works in Graz, Austria. With a short wheelbase and 48/52 front/rear weight distribution.

Model years 1980 to 1985 had round sealed beam headlights. Subsequent models for North American and European markets had round sealed beam headlights or smaller square headlights, with the primary lights outboard and high beams inboard. Later models from South Africa returned to round headlight housings for both the primary headlights and high-beams.

The T3 was replaced by the T4 (Eurovan) in the US market in 1993 (1992 saw no Volkswagen bus imported into the U.S. market, save custom campers sold by companies other than VW). Top-of-the-line Wolfsburg Edition Westfalia Campers, which had all options, were at the top of the price range. In addition to the camper models, a Carat trim level was available for 1990 and 1991 model years. This model included all options available for the Transporter configuration. Some models had optional aluminum alloy wheels.

VW Type 2 T3 3rd gen Technical details and specifications (1979-2002) ENGINE 2.1L: 2109 cc (Water cooled) Type..........................flat four rear mounted Number of cylinders...........4 Cubic capacity ...............2109 cc Bore/Stroke ..................94/76mm Compression ratio/pressure ... (3)

South African Models

Production of the T3 continued in South Africa until June 2002, when, due to the economies of scale, Volkswagen SA were obliged to discontinue production after parts supply started to become an issue. The South African T3s post 1991 had a face-lift which included modified front door sheet metal, bigger side windows behind the B pillars, different rear grilles in the D pillars, a fully padded dashboard featuring a smaller glove box and updated vacuum-powered ventilation controls operated by round knobs rather than slide levers and a grille and headlight combination not found anywhere else in the world. The lower grille ran the full width of the vehicle and incorporated the indicator lenses, which were changed from amber to smoked lenses from 1999 onwards. The fuse box was also relocated to the right hand side of the steering column. These later South African T3s became known as Big Window T3s due to their larger side windows. The 2.1 Wasserboxer engines were replaced with 5-cylinder Audi engines in the "Microbus" and "Caravelle", while a VW 1.8 inline 4-cylinder engine was used in the "Kombi" and "Van" models. The 5-cylinder T3's came out initially with a 2.5 litre fuel injected engine in 1991, but this was replaced in 1995 with a 2.6 litre with an improved fuel injection system, 5-speed transmission and two styles of 15" alloy wheels as standard (Rhein or Starburst) along with larger ventilated front disc brakes. A slightly lower spec 2.3 five cylinder fuel-injected model was introduced along with the 2.6 but was equipped with a 4-speed transmission and modified wrap-around steel bumpers. Near the end of production, a top of the range Caravelle 2.6i known as the "Exclusiv" incorporated two rear facing seats in place of the centre bench seat, a fridge and a folding table in the back of the vehicle and Carat 2 alloy wheels. A Microbus 2.6i with similar features, but with Rhein alloy wheels was known as the "Activ". The last T3 off the production line in Uitenhage on Friday June 16, 2002 was a gold-coloured Microbus 2.6i which Volkswagen SA retained for their AutoPavilion, Place of Cars and Legends, which first opened its doors in 2004. Unfortunately this vehicle was later written off in a transporter roll-over accident in November 2006, after returning from a display in Cape Town.

5 Cylinder Audi Engines
  • 2.3i (AFU) 90kW
  • 2.5i (AAY) 100kW
  • 2.6i (ADV) 100kW

Approximately 45 WBX6 engines were imported to South Africa.

Eighty-nine Big Window T3's came out in the Syncro Edition from 1991 to 1992.

VW Type 2 T3 3rd gen Technical details and specifications (1979-2002) ENGINE 2.1L: 2109 cc (Water cooled) Type..........................flat four rear mounted Number of cylinders...........4 Cubic capacity ...............2109 cc Bore/Stroke ..................94/76mm Compression ratio/pressure ... (4)


How much horsepower does a VW T3 have? ›

3.7 L (3664 cc) (180 bhp) VW-Oettinger Wasserboxer, fuel injected.

What is a Type 2 VW engine? ›

The Volkswagen Type 2 (T3), (T25 within the UK) or Vanagon in the United States, the T3 platform was introduced in 1979, and was one of the last new Volkswagen platforms to use an air-cooled engine. The Volkswagen air-cooled engine was phased out for a water-cooled boxer engine (still rear-mounted) in 1983.

What years are the T3 vanagons? ›

Known around the world by other names such as Transporter, Caravelle, T25 or T3, Volkswagen produced Vanagons for the US market for 12 years, from model year 1980 through 1991.

What engine is a T3? ›

So if you're looking at a post-1982 T3 it will either be powered by a diesel or a 1.9-litre petrol engine or the pick of the bunch, the 2.1-litre Wasserboxer engine that also appeared in 1982. There was also a five-cylinder Audi engined models that were built in South Africa.

How much hp does a 2332 VW engine have? ›

Our turnkey 2332 cc Type 1 performance engine comes in variants from 152hp - 185+hp.

Is VW Type 3 rare? ›

Type 3 VWs aren't especially common but hunting down a good car will be worth the perseverance.

What is the top speed of the VW Type 2? ›

68 mph (109 km/h)!

Is the 2.0 T VW engine good? ›

The 2.0T TSI was a fairly reliable engine, but it does have a list of common problems. This article will outline the common VW engine problems and how to detect them. This engine uses direct injection to spray the fuel into the engine's cylinders. The fuel injectors the piece that sprays the fuel.

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 VW engines? ›

Type 2 “Upright” Engine: Early Type 2s were fitted with Type 1 engines. The engines were essentially interchangeable, but since the Transporter was a heavier vehicle which needed more power to move, they typically had a larger sized engine in any given model year.

How many VW Type 3 were made? ›

Volkswagen Type 3
Production1961–1973 2,542,382 built
AssemblyGermany: Wolfsburg/Emden Brazil: São Bernardo do Campo (VW Brasil) Australia: Clayton South Africa: Uitenhage
Body and chassis
ClassCompact (C-segment) family car
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When did the T3 come out? ›

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines premiered in Westwood, Los Angeles, on June 30, 2003, and was released on July 2, 2003, by Warner Bros.

What is the difference between a Westfalia and a Vanagon? ›

Westy is short for Westfalia, which is the company that converted the Volkswagen Vanagon into a camper by adding the kitchen and built-in propane and water tanks. Other companies did conversions, too, but Westfalia is the best-known and most iconic.

How much horsepower does a T3 turbo add? ›

In general, T3 class turbos can deliver air volume for applications in the 200 to 300 HP range.

What's the difference between a T5 and a T3? ›

Fund company distributions can be made monthly, quarterly or annually (or not at all) and you will receive a T3 slip or T5 slip each year for your personal tax return preparation. A T3 slip is issued for mutual fund trusts (which most are) and a T5 slip is issued for corporate class mutual funds.

What does T3 mean in cars? ›

In relation to motorsport, Group T3 is a set of technical specifications for lightweight prototype cross-country vehicles used in off-road Cross-Country Rallying (also called Rally Raid).

How much horsepower does a 2276cc VW engine have? ›

2276cc Bus or Bug Aircooled VW Turnkey Engine 155hp/150ft/lb with FK10, 9.5:1CR & 44 IDF's 210hp/160ft/lb with FK89, 10.5:1CR, 44×37.5 heads, 1.5 roller rockers and 51 IDA's Complete plug and...

What is the best VW Golf engine? ›

The best of the Golf's petrol engines is the 1.5-litre TSI, delivering a fine blend of power and economy. It's genuinely impressive, with a keenness to rev that helps it to feel livelier than its fuel economy would suggest.

How much hp is a 1776 VW engine? ›

Builder's Choice Engine Kits - 105 HP 1776cc.

What year is the most sought-after VW bus? ›

1963 T1 Samba (a.k.a. Sunroof Deluxe)

This model was discontinued when VW introduced the second-generation bus in 1967, and today it's one of the most sought-after by collectors.

What does ID 3 stand for VW? ›

According to Volkswagen, ID. stands for "intelligent design, identity and visionary technologies".

What is the strongest VW? ›

Engine specs of the Volkswagen Arteon

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is the most powerful Volkswagen sedan in the lineup, with the new model coming standard with a 2.0-liter I-4 turbo engine. However, this engine offers the best output from the others, able to output 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

How many VW Type 2 were made? ›

T2: 1967 to 1979

In 1972, the T2 went electric with a zero-emission version available to buy. During its run, 2.14 million vehicles were built at the Hannover plant although production continued until 2013 at the Volkswagen plant in Sao Paulo, breaking the record for longest production period.

What year is the fastest Volkswagen Beetle? ›

On September 19th, 2016, Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the VW Beetle LSR achieved 205.122 mph over a flying mile in the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association 2016 Speed Event; which is the fastest speed recorded in history for a Beetle.

What year was the Volkswagen Type 2? ›

The Volkswagen Type 2 was introduced in 1950. The Type 2 has many names and nicknames including Transporter, Microbus, Kombi, Bus, Camper, a... The Volkswagen Type 2 was introduced in 1950.

Does VW 2.0 T have a timing belt or chain? ›

The newer 2.0T TSI engines have moved to a "timing chain", which VW / Audi have stated as a non-serviceable item and should last the life time of the vehicle. The theory behind this move was that a chain will a longer service life, and shouldn't need to be repaired during the normal course of ownership.

Does VW 2.0 T require premium fuel? ›

Volkswagen has consistently recommended the use of premium fuel for turbocharged engines, and it's clear why. Higher compression means you want a higher octane fuel that won't combust outside of the combustion chamber.

What does the T mean in 2.0 T? ›

When written at the end of a Volkswagen model name or trim level, the designation “2.0T” refers to the engine used in the vehicle it's applied to. That engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder powerplant. Many modern cars are powered by this set-up, even outside of the VW wheelhouse.

What is a Type 1 2 and 3 VW? ›

The four basic Volkswagen Types are: Type 1: Beetle, Hebmüller, Cabriolet, Superbug, Karmann Ghia, Fridolin, Thing, Country Buggy. Type 2: Panel Van, Microbus, Kombi, Single-Cab Pickup, Double-Cab Pickup, Ambulance. Type 3: Sedan (Notchback), Squareback (Variant), Fastback, Karmann Ghia.

How much horsepower does a VW 2.0 L engine have? ›

2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan 2021 Volkswagen Passat Specs
Base engine size2.0 liters
Base engine typeI-4
Horsepower174 hp
Horsepower rpm5,000
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Which VW bus is rare? ›

Though the production of the Volkswagen Microbus in its myriad forms exceeded 6.9 million units, there were only around 110,000 Deluxe Samba vans produced, making them the rarest of the many formats in which the Microbus was produced. In automotive terms though, 110,000 is not exactly rare.

What are the rarest VW vans? ›

For the reasons outlined above, one of the most sought-after and rarest old Volkswagen vans is the Volkswagen T1 Samba.

What is the gas mileage on a VW Type 3? ›

at 3,000 rpm, 36 mpg, max. speed 84 mph).

What was the last year of the Vanagon? ›

The Vanagon was sold in North America from 1980 to 1991, and those models are becoming increasingly rare these days due to their age.

What is a VW Syncro? ›

The Volkswagen Syncro was a series of 4×4 vans developed by the German automaker in collaboration with the four-wheel drive experts over at Steyr-Daimler-Puch. They were often converted into camper vans, and with the exception of Antarctica there's no continent they haven't traversed.

How much horsepower does a VW t25 have? ›

Powered by either a 1600cc 50bhp (37kw) or 2000cc 70bhp (51kw) air-cooled engine.

Why are Westfalias so expensive? ›

The Westfalia is a utility and a symbol of freedom, exploration, and independence. Plus, it lacks the 'creep' factor of old Chevy, Ford, and Dodge vans. Over 50 years of culture drives the reputation of the Volkswagen bus, and as a result, the price.

How long do Vanagon engines last? ›

1980-1983: The Vanagon was introduced in 1980 with the same air-cooled, 2000cc EFI engine that was used in the last of the Buses. The engine was simply not up to the task of pushing around an even bigger, heavier box. Typical engine life is about 90,000 miles.

Why do vanagons catch fire? ›

Vanagons are regretfully well known for catching fire due to the age of the rubber fuel lines and new ethanol fuels that wreak havoc on older fuel lines. We can help with that potentially deadly issue as well as many others .

Which VW has the most hp? ›

Engine specs of the Volkswagen Arteon

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is the most powerful Volkswagen sedan in the lineup, with the new model coming standard with a 2.0-liter I-4 turbo engine. However, this engine offers the best output from the others, able to output 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

How much horsepower does a 1973 VW Thing have? ›

The Thing was built on the same chassis as the pre-1968 Microbus and was propelled by VW's air-cooled, 46-hp, 1600-cc flat four.

How much horsepower does a 1972 VW bus have? ›

Both engines were 1.7 L, DIN-rated at 49 kW (67 PS; 66 bhp) with the manual transmission and 46 kW (63 PS; 62 bhp) with the automatic.

What is the strongest VW engine? ›

The Strongest VW Engine

The engine in question is a gasoline-powered 3.0-liter V6 plug-in hybrid that makes 462 hp.

What is the highest mileage VW? ›

This particular Volkswagen Beetle was owned by a Californian man named Albert Klein who bought the car brand new in 1963 for $1,900. Over the next 24 years, Albert managed to drive 1,610,000 miles. This in itself is a pretty astonishing feat, but there was a really big catch.

Which VW gets 300 mpg? ›

Volkswagen recently launched its most advanced car yet: the XL1, German carmaker's first plug-in hybrid. The car is said to get over 300 miles to a gallon of gas. In addition to holding just 2.6 gallons of gas, the car can travel 32 miles on the battery alone.

What is the fastest VW engine? ›

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is right now the fastest accelerating Volkswagen on sale in the U.S. Powered by a 315-hp, 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine the 2022 Golf R does 0-60 MPH in 3.9 seconds. The above timing is when the turbo-four is coupled with the optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

How much horsepower can you get out of a 1600cc VW engine? ›

Growing displacement over time

VW later boosted the 1,200cc engine to 40 horsepower. In the 1960s, VW went through 1,300cc and 1,500cc transition models before coming to the 1,600cc single intake port design, and then the 1,600cc dual port design at 60 horsepower, that lasted through the end of production.

What was the top speed of a 1974 VW thing? ›

ft. of torque ratings. Those power figures, combined with the car's bluff profile, meant that Thing drivers could never be in much of a hurry. But like a true Volkswagen, the car's 68 MPH top speed is also the speed that it's comfortable cruising at, almost indefinitely.

What year is the most sought after VW Bus? ›

1963 T1 Samba (a.k.a. Sunroof Deluxe)

This model was discontinued when VW introduced the second-generation bus in 1967, and today it's one of the most sought-after by collectors.

What was the top speed of a 1971 VW Bus? ›

Fix & Go - 1971 #Volkswagen T2 Bus, from the iconic movie 'Little Miss Sunshine'. Its top speed? 68 mph (109 km/h)!

What was the top speed of a 1970 VW Bus? ›

1970 Volkswagen Beetle Specifications
PRICE$1,839 (when new)
WEIGHT1,807 lb
0-60 MPH20 sec (est)
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How much horsepower does a 1835cc VW engine have? ›

A big plus of this Beetle is that it is equipped with a powerful 1835 cc engine with double carburettors with 95 HP.

What VW has 300 hp? ›

The hatchback now has a 300-hp version of Volkswagen's turbo 2.0-liter inline-four and starts at $41,190. The 2022 Volkswagen Arteon will have a more powerful engine with 300 horsepower.

What is the biggest engine in a VW Golf? ›

The most potent Golf of them all packs nearly 330 bhp. The Volkswagen Golf has had hundreds of engine variants since its introduction in 1974. Even though there used to be a bigger VR6, the fourth generation of the EA888 four-pot is the most potent ever fitted to the compact hatchback.


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