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What are some notable features of the Volkswagen Microbus?

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The Volkswagen Microbus is a rear-wheel drive vehicle with eight seats. It delivers a maximum power of 152 PS at 4,000 revolutions per minute, and a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 3,000 revolutions per minute. It has a manual five-speed transmission. As of 2015, the latest model in production is the Microbus 2.6 Active.

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The Microbus belongs to the category of small/economy cars or station wagons. It has five valves in each cylinder with a bore length of 3.8 inches and a stroke length of 3.18 inches. The bore-stroke ratio of the bus is 0.86, and its compression ratio is 10.0:1. It has comes with four doors and has a passenger space of 4,180 liters. The fuel tank can hold a maximum of 80 liters of fuel. The vehicle features front and rear disc brakes and an anti-lock braking system. The four-cylinder engine of the car is turbocharged and runs on diesel or gasoline.

The German car weighs 1,725 kilograms and has a wheelbase of 96.71 inches. The steering is power-assisted. The power per weight of the car is 0.08 PS/kg. The engine has a displacement of 2,553 cubic centimeters, and the unitary capacity of each cylinder is 510.51 cubic centimeters.

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