The 1972 Beetle and Super Beetle: Chassis Numbers: 112 2 000001 - 112 2 961362 (1) Larger rear window. (2) Air intake slots on engine compartment increased from two to four. (3) Smoother engine warm-up after cold-weather start. (4) New safety steering wheel with collapsible hub. (5) Lever mounted on steering column for fingertip control of both windshield wiper and washer. (6) Hinged parcel shelf to cover rear-end luggage well. (7) Restyled and easier-to-read speedometer. (8) Automatic electronic check of dual brake system warning light each time the engine starts. (9) VW Computer Diagnosis socket.
The 1971 Beetle: Chassis Numbers 111 2 000001 - 111 3 143 118 (1) Increased horsepower, from 67 to 60. (2) Flow-through ventilation with exhaust ports behind rear side windows. (3) Headlights automatically go off and parking lights stay on with ignition is turned off. (4) Larger tailights. The 1971 Super Beetle: (1) In addition to major improvements built into the Beetle, the Super Beetle features fan-powered flow-through ventilation. (2) Nearly double the trunk space of the Beetle. Spare tire positioned horizontally under trunk floor. (3) New coil spring front suspension and tighter turning circle. (4) Carpeted floor. (5) Rubber bumper inserts.
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