Volkswagen Beetle Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on Volkswagen Beetle clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 136 mm (5.4 in)
    • Offroad abilities: below average
    • Ride height per person: 34 mm (1.3 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 104 — 116 mm (4.1 — 4.6 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
    • Clearance to tire height: 136 mm / 126 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 136 mm / 413 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 148 mm
    • Difference with world average: -25 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TSI — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 1.1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TSI — 2.6 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 2.5 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TSI — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TSI — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TDI — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.2 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    113 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.1
    2.0 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.1
    1.4 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    97 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.1
    2.0 TDI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.1
    Vehicle 1.2 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 113 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 2.0 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 1.4 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 97 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Beetle clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 136 mm (5.4 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 34 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 104 — 116 mm (4.1 — 4.6 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 136 mm / 126 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 136 mm / 413 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 148 mm
      • Difference with world average: -25 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 TSI — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 1.2 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 TSI — 2.6 Nm/mm
  • 1.2 TSI — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 1.8 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 2.0 TSI — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.2 TSI — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TSI — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TDI — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    1.2 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    113 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    1.4 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    97 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    2.0 TDI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    Vehicle 2.0 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.2 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 113 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.4 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 97 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Beetle clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 136 mm (5.4 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 34 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 104 — 116 mm (4.1 — 4.6 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 136 mm / 126 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 136 mm / 413 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 148 mm
      • Difference with world average: -25 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.4 TSI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 1.2 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TSI — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 1.1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.4 TSI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 1.2 TSI — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TSI — 2.6 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 2.5 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.4 TSI — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.2 TSI — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TSI — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TDI — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.4 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    98 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    1.2 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    113 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    2.0 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    2.0 TDI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    Vehicle 1.4 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 98 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.2 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 113 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Beetle clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 136 mm (5.4 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 34 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 104 — 116 mm (4.1 — 4.6 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 136 mm / 121 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 136 mm / 423 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 148 mm
      • Difference with world average: -25 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TSI — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.4 TSI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 1.8 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TSI — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TSI — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TDI — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.2 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    113 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    1.4 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    98 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    2.0 TSI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    2.0 TDI 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.2
    Vehicle 1.2 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 113 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.4 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 98 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 TSI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Beetle clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 130 mm (5.1 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 32.5 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 98 — 110 mm (3.9 — 4.3 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 130 mm / 124 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 130 mm / 386 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 142 mm
      • Difference with world average: -31 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.8 Turbo — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 1.6 — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.4 — 0.6 hp/mm
  • 2.0 — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 1.9 TDI — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.8 Turbo — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 — 1.1 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 — 1 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 1.9 TDI — 1.8 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.8 Turbo — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.9 TDI — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.8 Turbo 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    73 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.6 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    81 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.4 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    94 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    2.0 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    66 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.9 TDI 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    68 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    Vehicle 1.8 Turbo
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.6
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 81 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.4
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 94 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 2.0
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.9 TDI
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Beetle clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 130 mm (5.1 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 32.5 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 98 — 110 mm (3.9 — 4.3 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 130 mm / 124 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 130 mm / 386 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 142 mm
      • Difference with world average: -31 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.4 — 0.6 hp/mm
  • 1.9 TDI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.6 — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 2.0 — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 1.8 Turbo — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.4 — 1 Nm/mm
  • 1.9 TDI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 — 1.1 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 1.8 Turbo — 1.7 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.4 — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.9 TDI — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.8 Turbo — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.4 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    94 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.9 TDI 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    68 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.6 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    81 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    2.0 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    66 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.8 Turbo 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    73 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    Vehicle 1.4
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 94 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.9 TDI
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.6
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 81 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 2.0
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.8 Turbo
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Beetle clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 130 mm (5.1 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 32.5 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 98 — 110 mm (3.9 — 4.3 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 130 mm / 119 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 130 mm / 396 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 142 mm
      • Difference with world average: -31 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 i — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 1.4i 16V — 0.6 hp/mm
  • 1.6i — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.8i Turbo — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 2.0i — 0.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 i — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 1.4i 16V — 1 Nm/mm
  • 1.6i — 1.1 Nm/mm
  • 1.8i Turbo — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 2.0i — 1.3 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 2.0 i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4i 16V — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6i — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.8i Turbo — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    66 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.4i 16V 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    94 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.6i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    81 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    1.8i Turbo 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    73 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    2.0i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    66 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    Vehicle 2.0 i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.4i 16V
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 94 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.6i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 81 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 1.8i Turbo
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle 2.0i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%