VW 1500 VW 1500S VW 1600 VW 1600L
1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Engine Size 1493 cc / 91.1 cu. in. 1584 cc / 96.7 cu. in.
Compression Ratio 7.2:1 8.5:1 7.7:1
Bore x Stroke 83 x 69 mm / 3.27 x 2.72 " 85.5 x 69 mm / 3.37 x 2.72 "
Max HP (DIN) @ RPM 45 @ 3800 54 @ 4200 54 @ 4000
Max Torque @ RPM 83 @ 2000 83 @ 2000 87 @ 2200
Top Speed 82 mph / 132 kph 90 mph / 145 kph (Automatic 87 mph)
0-100 kph (62 mph) 24 seconds 17 seconds 18 seconds (Automatic 21 seconds)
Carburetion Single Solex 32PHN Dual Solex 32 PDSIT
Electrical System 6 Volt 12 Volt
Brake System Single circuit, 4-wheel drum Dual circuit, disk front & drum rear
Transmission Manual 4-speed all synchro 3-speed Automatic *
Suspension Independent transverse torsion bars (front & rear) IRS (rear) *
Weight 1984 lbs./900 kg 2006 lbs./910 kg