At a Glance
|Pricing||$24,995 - $32,295|
|Engines||2.0l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D, 2.5l I5|
|Transmissions||A6, M6, SM6|
|Fuel Economy||21-28 (city), 27-41 (highway)|
It's hard to approach the status of the Beetle. Only a couple of cars on the road have similar lifetime sales numbers and few have the instantly recognizable shape of the Beetle. Introduced in 2012, the third generation is longer, wider and has an overall more aggressive look. A power-retractable, soft-top convertible model re-joined the lineup in 2013. Modern Beetles are front wheel drive with the engine in front. Beetle powertrains include an inline five-cylinder engine and a turbocharged four cylinder. The turbocharged Beetle with 200-horsepower and a six-speed dual clutch transmission should be quick enough to turn some heads. In today's market, Scion, Hyundai, and Kia provide the kind of value that the original Beetle was known for, but a unique combination of heritage, style, utility, and fuel economy should help keep the Beetle on some shopping lists.
The Beetle lineup adds a convertible model for 2013. The Beetle convertible has power-operated soft-top with a glass rear window. Powertrain options mirror those of the coupe. The base engine is a 2.5l inline five-cylinder. Upscale models equip either a 200-bhp, 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a fuel-efficient diesel.
The latest Beetle has been an instant success for Volkswagen since it went on sale in September 2011 as a 2012 model. And that success will continue with the introduction of the Beetle Convertible, the sportiest and most dynamic version of the iconic softtop seen so far. Ever since the type 15 Convertible from 1949, the Beetle has been one of the most popular open-top cars built. More than 330,000 examples of the first Beetle Convertible...Read.
|Beetle Convertible 2.5||2.5l I5 (170-bhp)||A6||FWD||21/27/24||55||$24,995|
|Beetle Convertible 2.5 Technology||2.5l I5 (170-bhp)||A6||FWD||21/27/24||55||$26,695|
|Beetle Convertible 2.5 Sound/Navigation||2.5l I5 (170-bhp)||A6||FWD||21/27/24||55||$28,495|
|Beetle Convertible Turbo||2.0l I4 T (200-bhp)||M6||FWD||21/30/25||62||$27,795|
|Beetle Convertible Turbo||2.0l I4 T (200-bhp)||SM6||FWD||21/29/25||62||$28,895|
|Beetle Convertible Turbo Sound||2.0l I4 T (200-bhp)||M6||FWD||21/30/25||62||$29,195|
|Beetle Convertible Turbo Sound||2.0l I4 T (200-bhp)||SM6||FWD||21/29/25||62||$30,295|
|Beetle Convertible Turbo Sound/Navigation||2.0l I4 T (200-bhp)||M6||FWD||21/30/25||62||$31,195|
|Beetle Convertible Turbo Sound/Navigation||2.0l I4 T (200-bhp)||SM6||FWD||21/29/25||62||$32,295|
|Beetle Convertible TDI||2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp)||M6||FWD||28/41/34||55||$27,895|
|Beetle Convertible TDI||2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp)||SM6||FWD||28/37/32||55||$28,995|
|Beetle Convertible TDI Sound/Navigation||2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp)||M6||FWD||28/41/34||55||$29,195|
|Beetle Convertible TDI Sound/Navigation||2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp)||SM6||FWD||28/37/32||55||$30,295|