2002 Bentley Arnage vs. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

To start off, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Bentley Arnage. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Bentley Arnage would be higher. At 6,750 cc (8 cylinders), 2002 Bentley Arnage is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Bentley Arnage (452 HP @ 4100 RPM) has 255 more horse power than 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. (197 HP @ 5100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Bentley Arnage should accelerate faster than 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Bentley Arnage weights approximately 1205 kg more than 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Bentley Arnage is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2002 Bentley Arnage. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Bentley Arnage (875 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 594 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. (281 Nm @ 1700 RPM). This means 2002 Bentley Arnage will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. 2002 Bentley Arnage has automatic transmission and 2013 Volkswagen Beetle has manual transmission. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Bentley Arnage will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Bentley Arnage 2013 Volkswagen Beetle
Make Bentley Volkswagen
Model Arnage Beetle
Year Released 2002 2013
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6750 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 452 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 4100 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 875 Nm 281 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 1700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 104.1 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.1 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 7.8:1 9.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2585 kg 1380 kg
Vehicle Length 5410 mm 4278 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1808 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1486 mm
Wheelbase Size 3070 mm 2537 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 14.8 L/100km 6.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 31 L/100km 10.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 L 55 L


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