There are two new versions of the Volkswagen Beetle, VW have introduced a 2.0-litre 140 PS TDI turbodiesel engine and a 2.0-litre 200 PS TSI turbocharged petrol engine.
The 2.0 litre 140PS TDI diesel engine can propel the Beetle from 0-62 mph in 9.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 123 mph. On the official combined cycle it will return 57.6 mpg and emits 129 g/km of CO2.
If you prefer a 2.0 litre petrol engine then the 200PS TSI engine is quicker with a 0-62 mph of 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 139 mph. The CO2 emissions are 175 g/km and the official combined fuel figure is 38.2 mpg for the manual transmission.
There is a choice of either six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearboxes for either model.
The TDI comes in either mid-level Design or top-line Sport trim. The 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS model is available in Sport or special-edition Turbo Black and Turbo Silver specification, complete with ‘Turbo’ decals in either silver or black along the side, door mirrors in silver or black, the door rubbing strip in body colour (rather than black, as it is on standard Sport models), and 19-inch ‘Tornado’ alloys.
The Design trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels in a choice of two styles, Bluetooth telephone preparation, an RCD 510 DAB CD/radio with MDI multi-device interface (for connecting an iPod or similar), front fog lights, rear Isofix preparation, an alarm, manual air conditioning, multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel and body-coloured door and dashboard panels.
The Sport specification adds 18-inch alloys in a choice of styles, tinted glass, cruise control, sports seats, parking sensors, gloss black door mirrors (silver or black on ‘Turbo’ special editions), gloss black dashboard and door panel and 2Zone electronic climate control.
The 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS Sport model uniquely comes with four-link rear suspension, twin chromed exhaust pipes, red brake calipers and a body-coloured rear diffuser.
Optional equipment includes Keyless Access, satellite navigation systems, bi-xenon headlights and a selection of different alloy wheel designs.
The £500 Fender sound pack which was developed in conjunction with the eponymous electric guitar firm, offers 400W output and a subwoofer, along with switchable three-colour illumination surrounding the front loudspeakers.
The Beetle is also available with a 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS engine with seven-speed DSG gearbox and a 1.4-litre 160 PS TSI with a six-speed manual gearbox. These models were restricted by supply at launch but are all now available, many with attractive low-rate finance offers. The new 2.0-litre models are also available to order now, with some models in stock ready for delivery.
Volkswagen Beetle model line-up and pricing
|Beetle||1.2-litre TSI 105 PS 7 spd DSG||137||47.9||16,600|
|Design||1.2-litre TSI 105 PS 7 spd DSG||137||47.9||19,030|
|Design||1.4-litre TSI 160 PS 6 spd manual||153||42.8||19,605|
|Design||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual||129||57.6||20,085|
|Design||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd DSG||140||52.3||21,680|
|Sport||1.4-litre TSI 160 PS 6 spd manual||153||42.8||21,370|
|Sport||2.0-litre TSI 200 PS 6 spd manual||172||38.2||22,295|
|Sport||2.0-litre TSI 200 PS 6 spd DSG||179||36.7||23,805|
|Sport||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual||129||57.6||21,850|
|Sport||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd DSG||140||52.3||23,445|
|Turbo Black/Silver||2.0-litre TSI 200 PS 6 spd manual||172||38.2||22,995|
|Turbo Black/Silver||2.0-litre TSI 200 PS 6 spd DSG||179||36.7||24,505|