Volkswagen 1973

1200 / 1300
1303
1600 - ost. rok do lipca
412
K 70
Karmann-Ghia
VW-Porsche 914
181
Passat - nowy model w maju

Germany

Fabryka w Wolfsburgu przygotowuje się do zakończenia produkcji Käfera. Modele 1200 i 1300 będą jednak nadal wytwarzane w zakładach w Emden. Oferta zostanie ograniczona do dwóch wersji z silnikami 1,2 lub 1,3 (bez opcji automatic). Charakterystyczne są przednie kierunkowskazy umieszczone w zderzaku a nie jak dotychczas na błotnikach.
W końcu maja zaprezentowano następcę serii 1600. Bazujący na Audi 80 przedninapędowy Passat stanowi całkowity zwrot w dotychczasowej polityce modelowej Volkswagena.


1303 BEETLE From £989
For the 1974 Model Year there are no less than eight versions of two Beetles from 1.2 litres and 34 b.h.p. (DIN) to the high-output S model with 50 (DIN) b.h.p. The 1303A is a new low-price 1.2-litre model, fitted with the more pronounced curved windscreen and restyled instrument panel which was adopted last year by more expensive VWs. The 1303 models have 1.3-litre 44 b.h.p. engines, and the 1303S has the 1.6-litre 50 b.h.p. motor. All Beetles have air-cooled rear engines, and 1974 models have the self-stabilising safety steering gear from the VW Passat, and Audi 80.
412 Price TBA
Most sophisticated of VW's aircooled rear-engined range, the 412 undergoes significant changes for 1974. The 'flat-four' engine has been increased in capacity from 1.7 to 1.8 litres with a dramatic upsurge of low and medium-speed power, and the electronic fuel-injection has been dropped in favour of a twincarburettor arrangement. There are two 412s in production, the standard and L models with a 75 b.h.p. (DIN) motor, and the high-performance LS with 85 b.h.p. The former models will approach 95 m.p.h. on regular petrol, the LS demands premium to clock almost 100 m.p.h.
K70 S/LS £1,944
The K70 was the first of the new-generation VWs, with 1.6-litre water-cooled front engine and front wheel drive. The 1.6-litre stays in production but is joined by a 100 b.h.p. (DIN) version with its overhead camshaft engine enlarged to 1.8 litres. With its spacious four-door body the S/LS can accelerate from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in under 12½ seconds, and top 100 m.p.h. The new model is a sporting car for the family man, and if he wants to go the whole hog he can specify bucket front seats, sports steering wheel, and automatic headlamp washing equipment as optional extras.
(London report)

 

1200 / 1300

1200 (B4 cyl, 1192 ccm, 34 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - end of prod.
1300 L / Automatic (B4 cyl, 1285 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - end of prod.
1300 S / LS / Automatic (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - end of prod.
  1200 (B4 cyl, 1192 ccm, 34 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - new model
1200 (B4 cyl, 1285 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - new model

 

1303

1303 (B4 cyl, 1192 ccm, 34 PS; wb: 2420 mm)
1303 L (B4 cyl, 1285 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2420 mm)
1303 S / LS (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2420 mm)
1303 S / LS Cabriolet (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2420 mm)
1303 A (B4 cyl, 1192 ccm, 34 PS; wb: 2420 mm) - new

 

1600

1600 A (B4 cyl, 1493 ccm, 45 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - end of prod. in July
 Limousine
 Variant
1600 L (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 54 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - end of prod. in July
 Limousine 1600 L
 Fließheck 1600 TL
 Variant 1600 L

 

412

412 E / LE (B4 cyl, inj, 1679 ccm, 80 PS; wb: 2500 mm) - end of prod.
412 / 412 L (B4 cyl, 1795 ccm, 75 PS; wb: 2500 mm) - new model in August
412 S / LS (B4 cyl, 1795 ccm, 85 PS; wb: 2500 mm) - new model in August
 Limousine 2-dr
 Limousine 4-dr
 Variant

 

K 70

K 70
(R4 cyl, 1605 ccm, 75 PS; wb: 2690 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1605 ccm, 90 PS; wb: 2690 mm) - end of prod.
(R4 cyl, 1807 ccm, 100 PS; wb: 2690 mm) - new model in May
 Limousine 4-dr

 

Karmann-Ghia

1600 / Automatic (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2400 mm)
 Coupé
 Cabriolet

 

181

181
(B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - end of prod.|
(B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 48 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - new engine in March

 

Transporter

T-2 (B4 cyl, 1679 ccm, 66 PS) - end of prod.
T-2 (B4 cyl, 1785 ccm, 68 PS) - August

 

Passat

L (R4 cyl, 1297 ccm, 55 PS)
S/LS/TS (R4 cyl, 1471 ccm, 75 PS)
S/LS/TS (R4 cyl, 1471 ccm, 85 PS)
 Limousine 2-dr (wb: 2470 mm)
 Limousine 4-dr (wb: 2470 mm)
 Variant 5-dr (wb: 2470 mm) - not available in TS trim