VW Bus Lightweight Construction

How do you save 800 kg in a car? This fair booth shows it, VW Bus with only 1140 kg of empty weight. The lightest of the current generation weighs 1946 kg.



VW Bus Lightweight Construction
How do you save 800 kg in a car? This fair booth shows it, VW Bus with only 1140 kg of empty weight. The lightest of the current generation weighs 1946 kg.

Let's make a few concessions for more comfort and more safety. What could be more comfort and more safety with a 9 seater? 200 kg? 300 kg? Maybe even 400 kg? But under no circumstances 800 kg. This is a VW beetle more, my first car, a VW beetle 1500 weighed 810 kg.

As a percentage, the new weighs 70% more. This is like a slim beauty with 56 kg have married and 50 years later she weighs 96 kg.

With 7-speed DSG, the new is even 2093 kg. 953 kg additional weight. My second car, a VW Passat built in 1979, weighed 925 kg.


  IAA International Automobile Exhibition Frankfurt 2015


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