2012 Volkswagen BeetlePosted: November 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 New Car Models, Volkswagen | Leave a comment »
The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has been completely redesigned and it is available in a coupe body style only. The Volkswagen Beetle is an icon in the automotive industry. Volkswagen produced the first generation in 1938. In 1998 the production was relaunched with the Volkswagen New Beetle. Now, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is a modern interpretation of the original Beetle and it is sportier and more masculine. The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is a retro car that competes with other retro car such as the Mini Cooper or Fiat 500.
The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is a two-door, four-passenger hatchback available in Beetle, 2.5L Beetle and Beetle Turbo trim levels. The base Beetle comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, full power accesories, heated mirrors, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer and an eight-speaker sound system. The 2.5L Beetle adds heated front seats with lumbar adjustment, floor mats, Bluetooth and an iPod interface. The Sunroof package adds a panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition, keyless entry, a front center armrest, a multifunction steering wheel, a touchscreen audio interface and a six-CD changer.
The Beetle Turbo adds to the 2.5L Beetle 18-inch wheels, sport seats, rear spoiler, foglights, alloy pedals and specific cloth upholstery. The Sunroof and Sound package adds shift paddles and a premium Fender audio system with subwoofer. An option on all Turbo models is a sport-tuned suspension.
The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is an automotive icon reinvented. Placing the original Beetle and the 21st century Beetle next to one another, it is clear that the lines of the rear sections are nearly identical, but the overall look is bolder and more dynamic. The 2012 Beetle is 71.2 inches wide (3.3 inches wider), 58.5 inches tall (.5 inches lower) and 168.4 inches long (6 inches longer). The 2012 Beetle has now a powerful appearance with muscular tension.
The new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle offers an agile, driver-oriented coupe experience with a quality of materials that goes beyond all class limits. The car’s styling, ergonomics and quality interact to create a new, friendly car with a highly individual nature. Similar to the original Beetle, the new car has an extra glove box integrated into the dash.
Standard on the base and the 2.5L Beetle models is a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard while a six-speed automatic is optional.
The Turbo is the sportiest model of 2012 Volkswagen Beetle and it comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged TSI gasoline engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automated manual (DSG) is optional.
The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle comes standard with traction control, stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and antilock disc brakes.