What kind of engine is in a VW Bug?
Acceleration and Power. The Beetle comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 174 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard as well.
What engine is in a 1973 VW bus?
The original VW 25 Horsepower 1100cc Engine has a Fuel Pump that mounts to the SIDE of the Engine Case, to the LEFT of the Distributor.
How much horsepower can you get out of a 1600cc VW engine?
You can get more HP form a nicely tuned 1600 engine compared to a “normal” 1776 engine. Carbs, heads, exhaust, etc is all important too. You can get a 1776 to 100+ HP with nice heads, exhaust, a turbo, etc etc.
What is the difference between a Type 1 and Type 2 VW engine?
Type 2 “Upright” Engine: Early Type 2s were fitted with Type 1 engines. The engines were essentially interchangeable, but since the Transporter was a heavier vehicle which needed more power to move, they typically had a larger sized engine in any given model year.