Volkswagen Beetle Curb Weight. Select the year

Reduced car weight and especially its amount is one of the aspects that is often mentioned in the vehicle's reviews when a new generation of Volkswagen Beetle hits the market. Automotive experts have long admitted the constant attempts to decrease the average curb weight of the car simply by using lightweight materials. This is no wonder because lighter cars drive faster, become more fuel efficient, have better acceleration times and potentially can boost the sales.

On the other hand, automakers have to stick to certain car weight limits that meet the requirements of the corresponding class. It is important here not to confuse the terms of curb weight of Beetle and its gross weight. Curb weight measures the weight of the car with all of the standard equipment and amenities while passengers, cargo or any other separately loaded items are not taken into consideration.

Beetle Curb vs Gross weight

How much does a Volkswagen Beetle weigh?

Curb weight is the overall mass of the "empty" vehicle with standard equipment excluding the weight of passengers and cargo.

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the consolidated weight of the vehicle itself and all the passengers sitting inside and cargo items in total.

Photo 2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2019 Volkswagen Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight Payload Capacity
[42807] 2.0T S 2dr Hatchback 3045 lbs. 3990 lbs. 705 lbs.
[42809] 2.0T Final Edition SE 2dr Hatchback 3045 lbs. 3990 lbs. 705 lbs.
[42811] 2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback 3045 lbs. 3990 lbs. 705 lbs.
[42813] 2.0T Final Edition SEL 2dr Hatchback 3045 lbs. 3990 lbs. 705 lbs.
[42808] 2.0T S 2dr Convertible 3239 lbs. 4123 lbs. 705 lbs.
[42810] 2.0T Final Edition SE 2dr Convertible 3239 lbs. 4123 lbs. 705 lbs.
[42812] 2.0T SE 2dr Convertible 3239 lbs. 4123 lbs. 705 lbs.
[42814] 2.0T Final Edition SEL 2dr Convertible 3239 lbs. 4123 lbs. 705 lbs.

Competitors' weight

Volkswagen Beetle models weight across years

Photo 2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2018 Volkswagen Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
2.0T S 2dr Hatchback 3020 lbs. (1369 kg) 3968 lbs. (1799 kg)
2.0T Coast 2dr Hatchback 3020 lbs. (1369 kg) 3968 lbs. (1799 kg)
2.0T SE 2dr Hatchback 3020 lbs. (1369 kg) 3968 lbs. (1799 kg)
2.0T Dune 2dr Hatchback 3089 lbs. (1401 kg) 3968 lbs. (1799 kg)
2.0T S 2dr Convertible 3219 lbs. (1460 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.0T Coast 2dr Convertible 3219 lbs. (1460 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.0T SE 2dr Convertible 3219 lbs. (1460 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.0T Dune 2dr Convertible 3272 lbs. (1484 kg) 4101 lbs. (1860 kg)

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Photo 2017 Volkswagen Beetle
2017 Volkswagen Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
1.8T S 2dr Hatchback
1.8T S 2dr Convertible
1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback
1.8T Classic 2dr Convertible
#PinkBeetle 2dr Hatchback
#PinkBeetle 2dr Convertible
1.8T SE 2dr Hatchback
1.8T SE 2dr Convertible
1.8T Dune 2dr Hatchback
1.8T Dune 2dr Convertible
1.8T SEL 2dr Hatchback
1.8T SEL 2dr Convertible

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Photo 2016 Volkswagen Beetle
2016 Volkswagen Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
1.8T SE 2dr Hatchback 2948 lbs. (1337 kg) 3946 lbs. (1789 kg)
1.8T Wolfsburg Edition w/PZEV 2dr Hatchback 3012 lbs. (1366 kg) 3990 lbs. (1809 kg)
1.8T S 2dr Hatchback 3012 lbs. (1366 kg) 3990 lbs. (1809 kg)
1.8T SEL 2dr Hatchback 3012 lbs. (1366 kg) 3990 lbs. (1809 kg)
R-Line SE 2dr Hatchback 3056 lbs. (1386 kg) 4012 lbs. (1819 kg)
R-Line SEL 2dr Hatchback 3056 lbs. (1386 kg) 4012 lbs. (1819 kg)
1.8T S 2dr Convertible 3225 lbs. (1462 kg) 4101 lbs. (1860 kg)
1.8T SE 2dr Convertible 3225 lbs. (1462 kg) 4101 lbs. (1860 kg)
1.8T SEL 2dr Convertible 3225 lbs. (1462 kg) 4101 lbs. (1860 kg)
R-Line S 2dr Convertible 3239 lbs. (1469 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
R-Line SE 2dr Convertible 3239 lbs. (1469 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)

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Photo 2015 Volkswagen Beetle
2015 Volkswagen Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
1.8T Classic 2dr Hatchback 2948 lbs. (1337 kg) 3946 lbs. (1789 kg)
1.8T 2dr Hatchback 2948 lbs. (1337 kg) 3946 lbs. (1789 kg)
2.0T R-Line 2dr Hatchback 3056 lbs. (1386 kg) 4012 lbs. (1819 kg)
2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback 3190 lbs. (1446 kg) 4145 lbs. (1880 kg)
1.8T 2dr Convertible 3225 lbs. (1462 kg) 4101 lbs. (1860 kg)
2.0T R-Line 2dr Convertible 3239 lbs. (1469 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.0L TDI 2dr Convertible 3389 lbs. (1537 kg) 4277 lbs. (1940 kg)

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Photo 2014 Volkswagen Beetle
2014 Volkswagen Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
2.5L 2dr Hatchback 2939 lbs. (1333 kg)
1.8T 2dr Hatchback 2948 lbs. (1337 kg) 3946 lbs. (1789 kg)
2.0T R-Line 2dr Hatchback 3056 lbs. (1386 kg) 4012 lbs. (1819 kg)
2.0T GSR 2dr Hatchback 3056 lbs. (1386 kg) 4012 lbs. (1819 kg)
2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback 3115 lbs. (1412 kg) 4079 lbs. (1850 kg)
2.5L 2dr Convertible 3206 lbs. (1454 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
1.8T 2dr Convertible 3232 lbs. (1466 kg) 4145 lbs. (1880 kg)
2.0T R-Line 2dr Convertible 3238 lbs. (1468 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.0L TDI 2dr Convertible 3296 lbs. (1495 kg) 4189 lbs. (1900 kg)

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Photo 2013 Volkswagen Beetle
2013 Volkswagen Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
2.5L 2dr Hatchback 2939 lbs. (1333 kg)
2.5L Fender Edition 2dr Hatchback 2939 lbs. (1333 kg)
2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback 3042 lbs. (1379 kg)
2.0T Fender Edition 2dr Hatchback 3042 lbs. (1379 kg)
2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback 3042 lbs. (1379 kg)
2.0T Fender Edition 2dr Hatchback 3042 lbs. (1379 kg)
R-Line 2dr Hatchback 3042 lbs. (1379 kg)
2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback 3073 lbs. (1393 kg)
2.5L 2dr Convertible 3206 lbs. (1454 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.5L 50s Edition 2dr Convertible 3206 lbs. (1454 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.5L 70s Edition 2dr Convertible 3206 lbs. (1454 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.0T 2dr Convertible 3230 lbs. (1465 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.0T 2dr Convertible 3230 lbs. (1465 kg) 4123 lbs. (1870 kg)
2.0T 60s Edition 2dr Convertible 3272 lbs. (1484 kg) 4167 lbs. (1890 kg)
2.0L TDI 2dr Convertible 3296 lbs. (1495 kg) 4189 lbs. (1900 kg)

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Photo 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2012 Volkswagen Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
Base 2dr Hatchback 2939 lbs. (1333 kg)
2.5L 2dr Hatchback 2939 lbs. (1333 kg)
2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback 3042 lbs. (1379 kg)
2.0T Turbo Launch Edition 2dr Hatchback 3089 lbs. (1401 kg)


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