Since the debut of Type 15 Convertible in 1949, Volkswagen has sold over half a million of convertible based on the lovable Beetle and the new generation of the New Beetle Convertible, hopes to continue his success with a wide variety of models, engine options and transmission, all with the iconic canvas roof and outdoor fun.
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A model for every taste
The New Beetle Convertible 2013, which interprets the classic silhouette of the first models in a modern and sporty design, will be released this December with a starting price (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, MSRP), from $ 24.995 for his more austere model, up the $ 32.395 for the most powerful and equipped.
The list of options includes powertrain Beetle Convertible with the TDI® Clean Diesel technology with fuel efficiency up to 41 miles per gallon, according to new labels Protection Agency Environmental (EPA).
In addition to the 2.0-liter diesel engine, Volkswagen will offer the Beetle Convertible 2013 with the gasoline engine 2.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbo powerful TSI® loaded with technology, with options for automatic or manual transmission.
Engine and transmission
Engine choices Train Beetle Convertible 2013 include gasoline engine inline five-cylinder 2.5-liter with automatic transmission of six changes that generates 170 horsepower and has a yield of 21 miles per gallon in the city and up to 27 highway .
The four-cylinder engine turbo-charged 2.0-liter with automatic transmission of six changes DSG dual clutch, which generates 200 horsepower and has a gas mileage of 21 mpg city and 29 highway.
With the manual transmission of six changes, the yield is 21 miles in the city and 30 on the highway.
Finally, the Beetle Convertible with 2.0-liter diesel engine TDI, generates 140 horsepower with performance of 28 miles per gallon in the city and up to 41 on the highway.
classic style and safety
The classic canvas roof of this convertible can be opened and closed in just 9.5 seconds and can be operated on the move at speeds up to 31 miles per hour and with the possibility of folding the backrest of the rear seats, the Beetle Convertible 2013 offers a high level of utility, plus enough space for four passengers.
Advances in design go hand most advanced security technology, including Automatic Rollover Support System, which fires steel column to protect occupants in the event of a rollover.
And for those who can not live without the comfort of the advances of modern technology, Volkswagen offers options such as Fender® Premium audio system, access and keyless engine start, the GPS navigation system and luxurious touches such as seats covered leather.
To celebrate the return of the Beetle Convertible 2013, Volkswagen will offer three special editions models reminiscent drivers enamored United States for over 60 years.
The model ’50s Edition takes the classic Beetle Convertible exterior color black interior color with sand; the’ 60s Edition has seats in two-tone exterior paint Denim Blue evoking the classic blue-jeans at the time. In addition, there is the ’70s Edition Convertible with a more sophisticated touch Toffee Brown exterior color and low-profile chrome wheels.
With this diverse list of models, Volkswagen says the Beetle Convertible 2013 is the competition for models like the FIAT 500c, MINI Cooper Convertible, versions with diesel or regulate gasoline engine, while the Beetle Turbo confronts the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang Convertible, MINI Cooper S Convertible.
However, the 2013 Beetle Convertible has its own legion of followers and even possibly compete on price and performance, its classic style separates it into a single category.
I buy it?
The list price for the new Beetle Convertible starts at $ 24.995 for the model with gasoline engine and manual transmission, leather steering wheel, air conditioning system of manual controls, equipment Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod connection, interior lighting three colors, Bluetooth technology to cell phone calls handsfree, heated front seats lined with V-Tex leatherette, aluminum wheels 17-inch, stereo with eight speakers and port auxiliary audio connection, cruise control and mirrors heated mirrors.
The special model ’50s Edition adds leather seats, chrome side mirrors and “Heritage” wheels so the final price increases to $ 26.095.
The other models adds features such as access and keyless engine start, Premium VIII audio equipment with color touch screen, Sirius Satellite Radio XM Satellite Radio, navigation system (GPS) and different types of wheels.
Prices are as follows: Beetle Convertible with Audio Premium and Navigation. $ 28.495; The model ’70s Edition: $ 28.595.
TDI Beetle Convertible. $ 27.895; TDI Beetle Convertible with automatic transmission DSG dual-clutch increases the total price at $ 1.100.
TDI Beetle Convertible with Audio Premium and Navigation: $ 29.195.
Turbo Beetle Convertible: $ 27.795; Beetle Turbo Convertible with Premium Audio. $ 29.195; Beetle Turbo Convertible Premium Audio and Navigation.. $ 31.195; The model ’60s Edition with DGS transmission: $ 32.395.
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