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1968-1974 VOLKSWAGEN 411/412 specifications

1968-1974 VOLKSWAGEN 411/412 specifications Classic and Performance Car

One of the main issues with Volkswagen’s passenger cars of the 1960s was that none had four doors. The 411 of 1968 changed all this; it managed to squeeze all the requisite doors onto a four-inch stretched wheelbase Beetle chassis but kept the faith with the rear-engined layout. However, at the front were MacPherson struts and disc brakes, meaning the 411 was a better-behaved machine than the Beetle. The 1679cc engine received fuel injection in 1969 and the gawky styling was reworked in 1972 for the 412. A 1795cc engine was adopted in 1973.

Production

  • Production:
    367,728
  • Price at launch:
    £1,290
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,250
  • Price (average):
    £1,000
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.8secs
  • Top speed:
    96.0mph
  • Power:
    80.0bhp
  • Torque:
    97.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 4
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arm, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4521mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2489mm
  • Width:
    1638mm
  • Height:
    1486mm
  • Weight:
    1030kgs
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