Actions speak louder than words.
When kids pretend theyre driving a car, they make vroom sounds for a reason. Engines sound good.
Really good. Listen for the turbo boost in the available 2.0L turbocharged engine, and youre hearing
the sounds of the fastest U.S. production Beetle ever.* Start the TDI® Clean Diesel model and hear the
surprisingly quiet purr of the first clean diesel Beetle, designed for both power and efficiency.** Choose
the gutsy 2.5L engine, and feel the nimble and precise handling of the standard engine thats anything
but standard. The Beetle may not have changed that much over the decades, but our philosophy is to
only change what you can improve. So far, that seems to be working out quite well.
2.5L
TDI
Turbo
31
41
30
Features
hwy mpg
hwy mpg
hwy mpg
170-hp engine with 177 lbs/ft of torque
140-hp TDI Clean Diesel engine with 236 lbs/ft of torque
177
236
207
200-hp turbocharged engine with 207 lbs/ft of torque
lbs/ft torque
lbs/ft torque
lbs/ft torque
DSG® performance automatic transmission with Tiptronic®
and Sport mode
Sport suspension
170
140
200
Dash-mounted performance gauges
horsepower
horsepower
horsepower
2.5
2.0
2.0
liter engine
liter engine
liter engine
Beetle Turbo with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation shown in Deep Black Pearl
*Always obey speed and traffic laws. **2012 2.5L manual transmission: 22 city/31 highway mpg EPA estimate. 2013 2.0L TDI
Clean Diesel, manual transmission: 29 city/41 highway mpg EPA estimate. 2012 2.0L TSI,® manual transmission: 21 city/30
highway mpg EPA estimates.Your mileage will vary. Feature available on select models.
Performance
Standard, at no additional cost
SSN Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation
SR Sunroof
Optional, additional cost
®
SS Sunroof and Sound
- Not Available
Beetle 2.5L
Beetle TDI
Clean Diesel
Beetle Turbo
Specifications
Exterior
2.5L
TDI
Turbo
Comfort cont.
2.5L
TDI
Turbo
Beetle 2.5L
Beetle TDI Clean Diesel
Beetle Turbo
Automatic vehicle illumination
Center front armrest with integraged storage box
SR, SSN
Includes:
2.5L,
170-hp
5-cylinder engine;
5-speed manual
Includes all Beetle 2.5L features, plus: 2.0L, 140-hp TDI Clean Diesel
Includes all Beetle 2.5L features, plus: 2.0L, 200-hp TSI® engine;
Halogen headlights with clear, lightweight, chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses and
Käferfach heritage-inspired glovebox
transmission; 17" alloy wheels with all-season tires; body color
engine; 6-speed manual transmission; 3-pod dash-mounted gauge
6-speed manual transmission; 18" alloy wheels; 4-corner independent
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Fully upholstered luggage compartment
-
-
SSN
running boards; body color dashboard and door trim; 3-color,
cluster including boost pressure, sport lap timer/stopwatch, and oil
suspension; cloth sport seats; carbon fiber appearance dashboard;
Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
-
Power tilting/sliding, tinted panoramic sunroof
SR, SSN
SR, SSN
SS, SSN
4-position interior ambient lighting; heritage-inspired Käferfach
temperature; multi-function steering wheel; adjustable front center
3-pod dash-mounted gauge cluster including boost pressure,
Cloth seating surfaces
-
-
Power-operated, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Leather seating surfaces
-
-
SSN
glovebox; leather-wrapped steering wheel; power-operated,
armrest with integrated storage box; SiriusXM Satellite Radio
sport lap timer/stopwatch, and oil temperature; adjustable front
Halogen reflector lens foglights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature
-
-
heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals; Climatic manual
with 3-month trial subscription; multi-function trip computer with trip
center armrest with integrated storage box; brushed aluminum
17" alloy wheel
-
Technology
2.5L
TDI
Turbo
climate control; V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces; heated front
time, trip length, average trip speed, average trip fuel consumption,
appearance foot pedal covers; rear spoiler; halogen reflector lens
18" alloy wheel
SSN
-
seats;
50/50-split folding rear seats; Bluetooth® with audio
current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station display, and
foglights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature; dual exhaust;
8-speaker sound system with MP3- and WMA-compatible in-dash CD player, AM/FM radio
19" alloy wheel
-
-
SSN
streaming;*
8-speaker sound system with MP3- and WMA-
personalizing functions; keyless access with push-button start;**
red brake calipers.
Heated windshield washer nozzles
Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD Radio, MP3- and WMA-compatible
SR
SR
SS
in-dash 6-disc CD changer, SD memory card reader, and 8 speakers
compatible in-dash CD player, AM/FM radio, and AUX-in for
chrome grille and window trim.
Body color running boards
-
RNS 315 navigation system with 5" color touchscreen in center console, SD memory
SSN
SSN
SSN
portable audio players; Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod®
Beetle Turbo with Sunroof and Sound
Black running boards
-
-
card reader
Body color mirrors
-
Fender Premium Audio System
SSN
SSN
SS, SSN
cable; Electronic Stability Control (ESC); Anti-lock Braking System
Beetle TDI Clean Diesel with Sunroof
Includes all Beetle Turbo features, plus: power tilting/sliding, tinted
Black painted mirrors
-
-
Bluetooth with audio streaming*
(ABS); Anti-Slip Regulation
(ASR); Tire Pressure Monitoring
Includes Beetle TDI Clean Diesel features, plus: power tilting/sliding,
panoramic sunroof; Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD
Rear spoiler
-
-
Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod cable
System (TPMS).
tinted panoramic sunroof; Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with
Radio, 6-disc CD changer, SD memory card reader, and SiriusXM
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription
SR, SSN
SS, SSN
HD Radio, 6-disc CD changer, and SD memory card reader.
Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription; adjustable front center
Performance
2.5L
TDI
Turbo
Keyless access with push-button start**
SR, SSN
SS, SSN
Beetle 2.5L with Sunroof
armrest with integrated storage box; multi-function steering wheel;
-
-
AUX-in for portable audio player
2.5L, 20-valve, DOHC, in-line 5-cylinder engine; 170 hp, 177 lbs/ft of torque
Includes 2.5L features, plus: power tilting/sliding, tinted panoramic
Beetle TDI Clean Diesel with Sunroof, Sound,
keyless access with push-button start;** multi-function trip computer
2.0L, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and FSI®
-
-
Safety
2.5L
TDI
Turbo
sunroof; Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD Radio,
with trip time, trip length, average trip speed, average trip fuel
direct fuel injection; 200 hp, 207 lbs/ft of torque
and Navigation
2.0L, 16-valve, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged clean diesel engine with common rail direct
6-disc CD changer, SD memory card reader, and SiriusXM Satellite
consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station
-
-
Crash-optimized front end
injection; 140 hp, 236 lbs/ft of torque
Includes Beetle TDI Clean Diesel with Sunroof features, plus: RNS 315
Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system
Radio with
3-month trial subscription; multi-function steering
display, and personalizing functions; Fender Premium Audio System.
Front vented disc brakes and rear solid disc brakes
navigation system with 5" color touchscreen in center console; Fender
Driver and front passenger front airbag supplemental restraint system
wheel; adjustable front center armrest with integrated storage
Red brake calipers
-
-
Premium Audio System.
Driver and front passenger combined head/thorax side airbag supplemental restraint
box; keyless access with push-button start;** multi-function trip
Beetle Turbo with Sunroof, Sound, and
Hydraulic power steering, speed sensitive
-
-
3-point safety belts for all 4 seating positions
computer with trip time, trip length, average trip speed, average
Electromechanical power steering with variable assistance
-
Navigation
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor points
Options
Independent front MacPherson struts with twist beam rear suspension
-
trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty,
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock
Includes all Beetle Turbo with Sunroof and Sound features, plus: RNS
Independent MacPherson struts and rear fully independent 4-link suspension
-
-
radio station display, and personalizing functions.
(EDL), and Engine Brake Assist (EBA)
6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode
Sport suspension
-
-
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), Hydraulic
315 navigation system with 5" color touchscreen in center console;
and with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
5-speed manual transmission
-
-
Brake Assist (HBA)
leather seating surfaces; 19" alloy wheels; Bi-Xenon high-intensity
Beetle 2.5L with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation
6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode
-
-
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
6-speed manual transmission
-
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Includes 2.5L with Sunroof features, plus:
18" alloy wheels; RNS
6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode and with steering
315 navigation system with 5" color touchscreen in center console;
-
Options
wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Quality
2.5L
TDI
Turbo
Fender Premium Audio System.
6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode
Comfort
2.5L
TDI
Turbo
12-year/unlimited distance Limited Warranty Against Corrosion Perforation
and with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty
Options
Climatic manual single-zone climate control with pollen filter
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty
Multi-function trip computer featuring trip time, trip length, average trip speed, average trip
6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode.
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) Roadside Assistance
fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station display, and
SR, SSN
SS, SSN
personalizing function
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) no-charge scheduled Carefree Maintenance®
Program‡‡
2 remote key fobs with lock, unlock, trunk release, and panic button
Cruise control
Dimensions
3-color, 4-position interior ambient lighting
Automatic locking feature (doors lock when vehicle reaches 8 mph)
Wheelbase
99.9 inches (2,537 mm)
3-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel, height-adjustable with telescopic steering column
-
Front track
62.2 inches (1,579 mm)
3-spoke, leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, height-adjustable with telescopic
Rear track
60.9 inches (1,546 mm)
SR, SSN
SS, SSN
steering column
Length
168.4 inches (4,278 mm)
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
-
Width
71.2 inches (1,808 mm)
Body color dashboard and door trim
-
Height
58.5 inches (1,486 mm)
Carbon fiber appearance dashboard trim
-
-
Ground clearance
5.7 inches (144 mm)
Heated front seats
Cargo volume
15.4 ft3 (0.436m3)
6-way manual adjustable front seats
Cargo volume with rear seats folded
29.9 ft3 (0.85 m3)
Sport seats
-
-
Grab handles
*Requires compatible device. **See back cover for important information on this feature. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. ††The Intelligent Crash Response
System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate. Roadside Assistance provided by Signature Motor Club, Inc., and Signature Motor Club of California, Inc. ‡‡The Volkswagen Carefree
Maintenance Program covers the vehicle’s scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage during the term of the new vehicle limited warranty at no additional charge. Some limitations apply. See dealer or vehicle maintenance program booklet for details.

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