Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
June 11, 2012
Volkswagen will complete the Beetle trio with the new diesel model coming out this August. Prices for the Beetle diesel will begin at $23,295 (excluding $770 destination charge) for a six-speed manual and $24,395 for a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.
That gets you a 2.0L inline-four diesel, producing 140 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel economy rating for the 2.0L diesel 32 City/41 Highway.
Standard features for the Beetle TDI include one-touch power windows, cruise control, leatherette seating, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, leather- wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, three-color ambient lighting, keyless entry with push-button start, satellite radio, and Volkswagen's MDI with iPod cable and auxiliary input jack.
The next step up from the base Beetle TDI is the Beetle TDI with Sunroof, which adds a sunroof and Volkswagen touch-screen Premium VII sound system. The Beetle TDI with Sunroof begins at $24,895 for the manual and $25.995 for the automatic.
The top spec Beetle TDI with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation adds Volkswagen’s RNS 315 audio and navigation interface, as well as an upgraded Fender amplifier and speakers. Pricing for this model starts at $26,195 for the manual and $27,295 for the automatic.
Press Release is on Page 2
FUEL-EFFICIENT BEETLE TDI® CLEAN DIESEL COUPE PRICED FROM $23,295
The only Clean Diesel offering in the compact coupe category goes on sale in August
• Volkswagen’s sixth TDI® Clean Diesel model available in the U.S.
Herndon, VA, Jun 11, 2012 - Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the Beetle TDI® Clean Diesel coupe. The Beetle TDI is the third model in the Beetle lineup and joins the 2.5-liter five-cylinder and 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline models, which launched to great acclaim in 2011. The Beetle TDI features VW’s 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine that produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with a manual transmission, the model has manufacturer fuel economy estimates of 41 mpg highway and 32 mpg city.
Three trims are available with the TDI® Clean Diesel powertrain. All models feature a standard six-speed manual transmission with Volkswagen’s acclaimed six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission as an option. All three are very well equipped, with standard features such as power windows with one-touch up/down; cruise control; V-Tex Leatherette seating; front-center armrest; the “Käeferfach” secondary glovebox; Bluetooth® technology; leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with audio controls; three-color ambient lighting; auxiliary instrument package; Keyless entry with push-button start; SiriusXM Satellite Radio®; and a Media Device Interface with iPod® cable.
The base TDI model comes standard with unique 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, all the equipment listed above, and an interior and exterior chrome package. The standard RCD310 audio system has an AM/FM radio, CD player, Bluetooth® technology, SiriusXM Satellite Radio® and eight speakers
TDI with Sunroof
This model adds a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof and Volkswagen’s touchscreen Premium VIII radio to the Beetle TDI trim.
TDI with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation
In addition to the above features, the top model includes the RNS 315 navigation system and the award-winning Fender® Premium Audio system.
All prices exclude a destination charge of $770.
2013 Beetle TDI Pricing
2.0L 140 hp TDI® engine, six-speed manual transmission; 17-inch alloy wheels; power windows with one-touch up/down; cruise-control; V-Tex leatherette seating; trip computer; front center-armrest; auxiliary instrument package; keyless access with push-button start; RCD 310 eight-speaker sound system with aux-in and Media Device Interface with iPod® cable; SiriusXM® Satellite Radio; three-color ambient lighting
+ Six-speed DSG® transmission
TDI w/ Sunroof
(Includes Beetle TDI features)
+ Panoramic sunroof with power tilt and slide
+ Six-speed DSG® transmission
TDI w/ Sunroof, Sound, and Navi
(Includes TDI w/ Sunroof features)
+ RNS 315 touchscreen navigation, Fender Premium Audio System
+ six-speed DSG® transmission
All Prices Exclude Destination Charge