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Volkswagen New 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 New 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 New 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.

New Beetle Curb vs Gross weight

How much does a Volkswagen New 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 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight Payload Capacity
[26604] 2.5L 2dr Hatchback 2884 lbs. 3749 lbs. 772 lbs.
[26605] 2.5L Red Rock Edition 2dr Hatchback 2884 lbs. 3749 lbs. 772 lbs.
[26606] 2.5L Final Edition 2dr Hatchback 2884 lbs. 3749 lbs. 772 lbs.
[26607] 2.5L 2dr Convertible 3248 lbs. 4070 lbs. 772 lbs.
[26608] 2.5L Final Edition 2dr Convertible 3248 lbs. 4070 lbs. 772 lbs.

Volkswagen New Beetle models weight across years

Photo 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
2.5L 2dr Hatchback 2884 lbs. (1308 kg)
2.5L 2dr Convertible 3248 lbs. (1473 kg)
2.5L Blush Edition 2dr Convertible 3248 lbs. (1473 kg)
Photo 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle
2008 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
S 2dr Hatchback 2884 lbs. (1308 kg)
SE 2dr Hatchback 2965 lbs. (1344 kg)
Triple White 2dr Hatchback 2965 lbs. (1344 kg)
Black Tie Edition 2dr Hatchback 2965 lbs. (1344 kg)
S 2dr Convertible 3164 lbs. (1435 kg)
SE 2dr Convertible 3248 lbs. (1473 kg)

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Photo 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle
2007 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
New Beetle 2dr Hatchback 2884 lbs. (1308 kg)
2.5 2dr Hatchback 2884 lbs. (1308 kg)
2.5 2dr Convertible 3164 lbs. (1435 kg)
Photo 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle
2006 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
2.5 2dr Hatchback 2884 lbs. (1308 kg)
TDI 2dr Hatchback 3005 lbs. (1363 kg)
2.5 2dr Convertible 3164 lbs. (1435 kg)
Photo 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
2005 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
GL 2dr Hatchback 2743 lbs. (1244 kg) 3616 lbs. (1640 kg)
GLS 2dr Hatchback 2743 lbs. (1244 kg) 3616 lbs. (1640 kg)
GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback 2820 lbs. (1279 kg) 3726 lbs. (1690 kg)
GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback 2989 lbs. (1355 kg) 3771 lbs. (1710 kg)
GL 2dr Convertible 3075 lbs. (1394 kg) 3903 lbs. (1770 kg)
GLS 2dr Convertible 3082 lbs. (1397 kg) 3903 lbs. (1770 kg)
GLS Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible 3082 lbs. (1397 kg) 3903 lbs. (1770 kg)
GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible 3166 lbs. (1436 kg) 3991 lbs. (1810 kg)

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Photo 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle
2004 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
GL 2dr Hatchback 2743 lbs. (1244 kg)
GLS 2.0L 2dr Hatchback 2743 lbs. (1244 kg)
GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback 2820 lbs. (1279 kg)
GL TDI 2dr Hatchback 2897 lbs. (1314 kg)
GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback 2989 lbs. (1355 kg)
Turbo S 2dr Hatchback 3005 lbs. (1363 kg)
GL 2dr Convertible 3075 lbs. (1394 kg)
GLS 2dr Convertible 3082 lbs. (1397 kg)
GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible 3166 lbs. (1436 kg)

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Photo 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle
2003 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
GL 2dr Hatchback 2817 lbs. (1277 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GL 1.8T 2dr Hatchback 2820 lbs. (1279 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS 2.0L 2dr Hatchback 2855 lbs. (1295 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GL TDI 2dr Hatchback 2899 lbs. (1314 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback 2954 lbs. (1339 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)
GLX 2dr Hatchback 2958 lbs. (1341 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)
Turbo S 2dr Hatchback 3005 lbs. (1363 kg)
GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback 3018 lbs. (1368 kg) 3793 lbs. (1720 kg)
GL 2dr Convertible 3075 lbs. (1394 kg)
GLS 2dr Convertible 3082 lbs. (1397 kg)
GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible 3166 lbs. (1436 kg)
GLX 2dr Convertible 3170 lbs. (1437 kg)

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Photo 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
Sport 2dr Hatchback
GL 2dr Hatchback 2817 lbs. (1277 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS 2dr Hatchback 2855 lbs. (1295 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback 2899 lbs. (1314 kg) 3793 lbs. (1720 kg)
GLS 1.8L Turbo 2dr Hatchback 2954 lbs. (1339 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)
GLX 2dr Hatchback 2958 lbs. (1341 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)
Turbo S 2dr Hatchback 3005 lbs. (1363 kg)

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Photo 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle
2001 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
GL 2dr Hatchback 2769 lbs. (1255 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GL 2dr Hatchback 2769 lbs. (1255 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS 2dr Hatchback 2785 lbs. (1263 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS 2dr Hatchback 2785 lbs. (1263 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback 2867 lbs. (1300 kg) 3793 lbs. (1720 kg)
GLS 1.8L Turbo 2dr Hatchback 2921 lbs. (1324 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)
Sport Edition 2dr Hatchback 2921 lbs. (1324 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)
GLX 2dr Hatchback 2959 lbs. (1342 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)

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Photo 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle
2000 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
GL 2dr Hatchback 2769 lbs. (1255 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS 2dr Hatchback 2785 lbs. (1263 kg) 3704 lbs. (1680 kg)
GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback 2867 lbs. (1300 kg) 3793 lbs. (1720 kg)
GLS 1.8L Turbo 2dr Hatchback 2921 lbs. (1324 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)
GLX 2dr Hatchback 2959 lbs. (1342 kg) 3836 lbs. (1739 kg)
Photo 1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
GL 2dr Hatchback 2769 lbs. (1255 kg)
GLS 2dr Hatchback 2785 lbs. (1263 kg)
GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback 2867 lbs. (1300 kg)
GLS 1.8 2dr Hatchback 2921 lbs. (1324 kg)
GLX 2dr Hatchback 2959 lbs. (1342 kg)


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