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What is Better Volkswagen Beetle or Volkswagen California?

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4 reasons to buy Volkswagen Beetle

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

130 bhp vs 103 bhp

96 kw. vs

21% or 27 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 47.2 mpg 39% or 13.19 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 55 liters 31% or 25 liters

6 reasons to buy Volkswagen California

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 11.3 sec. vs 16.3 sec. 5 sec.
More top speed 111 mph vs 103 mph 8 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 88 g/mile vs 136 g/mile 55% or 48 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Other specs
Less weight 1388 kg vs 2462 kg 77% or 1074 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10 meters vs 11.9 meters 19% or 1.9 meters

Neutral reasons Volkswagen Beetle vs. Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 2460 cm3 vs 1197 cm3 51% or 1263 cm3 more
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4890 mm vs 4278 mm 13% or 612 mm shorter
Width 1904 mm vs 2021 mm 6% or 117 mm narrower
Height 1990 mm vs 1473 mm 26% or 517 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 3000 mm vs 2540 mm 15% or 460 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)