The Standard model continued without a gas gauge until the end of the model year. Forthe Beetle received a revised instrument panel, and a larger rectangular rear window replaced the previous oval design.
Volkswagen made only two of these naturally aspirated, air-cooled boxer diesel engines, and installed one engine in a Type 1 and another in a Type 2.
The convertible was now based on the body. These models were identified by a "Volkswagen" badge on the engine lid. Both Beetles were available with or without the L Package. The changes to the cowl and windshield resulted in slight redesign of the front hood. Porsche was prisoner in France even accused by Pierre Peugeot of war crimes while it seems that Porsche himself had helped him, preventing that he was arrested by the Gestapo.
Throughout its production, VW marketed the Beetle with a four-speed manual transmission. The rear suspension was significantly revised including a widened track, softer torsion bars and the addition of a unique Z-configuration equalizing torsion spring. Fora yet-again larger- displacement engine was made available: This new rear suspension layout would eventually become an option on later models.
The ventilation system was improved with the original dash-top vents augmented by a second pair aimed directly at the driver and passenger. In the meantime in all the Countries where the Beetle was constructed or exported the sales grew constantly: Models for North America gained taller bumper guards and tubular overrider bars.
Models so equipped carried a "" badge on the engine lid. In some markets, the sport wheels in both 4. With the Super Beetle being sold as the premium model in North America, the standard Beetle, while retaining the same cc engine, was stripped of many of its earlier features in order to reduce the selling price.
Subsequently, beginning in in Europe and in the United StatesVW offered an optional semi-automatic transmission marketed as Automatic Stick Shift and also called AutoStick ,[ citation needed ] which was a 3-speed manual coupled to an electro-pneumatic clutch and torque converter.
Although the car had to be lengthened slightly to accomplish this, it allowed a reduction in turning radius. In addition, the lower corners of the door apertures had welded-in curved gussets, and the doors had secondary alignment wedges at the B-pillar.
While it lacked the front disc brakes that normally accompanied the larger motor, it was fitted with brake drums that were slightly larger than the standard Beetle.
Forthe only exterior change was the fuel filler flap no longer had a finger indentation due to a new interior-mounted fuel door release. It was metalized grey and it had athermic, blue-tinted windshield, printed steel sports rims, the steering wheel of the Golf GTI and greys inners with strip of several tonalities.
After a number of stylistic and technical alterations made to the Karmann cabriolet,  corresponding to the many changes VW made to the Beetle throughout its historythe last ofcabriolets came off the production line on 10 January A Brief History Of Volkswagen.
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The company then started manufacturing military vehicles.
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German production of the Beetle took place initially at the parent Wolfsburg plant until the Golf's introduction inlater expanding to the newer Emden and Hanover plants.
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