Volkswagen Beetle Oil Type

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Volkswagen Beetle

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You can find 84 different trims for the Volkswagen Beetle and their corresponding recommended oil type.

The years available stretch from 1996 through to 2019 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.

The VW Beetle is steeped in history, having arguably the most famous of beginnings. Although not everything that circulated is true, the common misconception is that Adolf Hitler sketched this car on a napkin but in reality, the Beetle pre-dates Naziism. It is the brainchild of Hitler, but it was actually designed by Bela Bareryi (Mercedes) in 1925

There was a lot of dispute around the founder with Ferdinand Porche filling patents 13 years later, but Bareryi won out by providing proof of dates.

The Beetle is the longest-running model on a single platform, leading to other companies copying the setup and design with Fiat and Renault creating rear-end engines and rear-wheel drive.

In 1974 the Golf took over as being the angel product from the German automaker, although being very different in setup.

It enjoyed a revival in 1998, keeping up with the recent trend of modernizing classic cars, putting it in direct competition with The Mini and the Fiat 500.

Where it sounds like it should have been as big a success as its counterparts, sales weren’t great. In fact, this wasn’t the first time the Beetle had been on the verge of struggling, sales were drastically improved after the film Herbie hit the screens.

In other advertising, VW created the ‘Beetle Challenge’ a long-running UK championship for all older Beetles to compete in, they had to be safe and have replaced parts.

The modern Beetle did not receive the best reviews, a far cry from its older days, with critics complaining about cramped back seats, being a firm ride and having a low-quality interior. In 2019, VW finally closed the doors on the Beetle simply due to poor sales and the modern market shifting requirements, mostly the huge demand for crossover SUVs.

Overall, there have been 22.5 million models sold with just three versions made over nearly a century.