Features

  • Four-cylinder flat engine
  • Transparent working model
  • More than 200 parts
  • Components are easy to stick and screw together
  • With pedestal stand
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Requires 3x AA batteries (not included)
  • No adhesive required
  • Not suitable for children under 14 years of age


The VW Beetle is not only a successful automotive history but also a symbol of Germany's economic miracle. The serial production of the Beetle 1100 for private individuals started in 1946. The air-cooled boxer engine is the most-built engine from Volkswagen and is considered an example for many car models. With the Franzis VW Beetle Flat-Four Boxer Engine Kit you can enjoy a transparent functional model of the four-cylinder flat engine of the legendary "Brezelkäfer" of the years 1946 to 1953 which fascinates its numerous fans worldwide to this day. Fun technology for you and your whole family!

The Construction Kit
Assemble a detailed transparent engine model of the Beetle 1100 in around two hours. All parts of the model kit move exactly like the original does. The components are easy to stick and screw together – without any adhesive.

The Manual
The high-quality manual (German/English) offers lots of both fun and knowledge. Learn about the history of the Beetle and understand the successful concept of the boxer engine. Numerous illustrations provide a deep insight into the world of Volkswagen. With the help of the detailed step-by-step construction manual you can build your own flat-four engine, either for your workshop or your living room. Show the world that there is an engineer inside you waiting to come out!

Measurements of built article: 22 x 20 x 11.3 cm
Additionally required: 3 x 1.5-V-batteries (Type AA)