This is the All-New 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
In the States, the new Beetle Convertible will arrive towards the end of the year offering customers three engine options starting with a base 2.5-liter gasoline unit delivering 170hp and 177 lb-ft linked to a six-speed auto, and continuing with a 140hp and 236 lb-ft 2.0-liter diesel that returns 41mpg with the standard 6sp manual (a DSG is offered optionally).
The fastest model of the range is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI gasoline engine rated at 200Hp and 207 lb-ft, which can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or DSG automatic.
U.S. prices will be announced closer to launch.
In Europe, buyers get a wider choice of seven engines. The entry-level petrol is the 104hp (105PS) 1.2-liter TSI, while next up is the same unit equipped with VW’s fuel-saving BlueMotion Technology package.
The other gasoline engines are the 158hp (160PS) 1.4-liter TSI and the 197hp (200PS) 2.0-liter TSI, while diesel options include the 103Hp (105PS) 1.6-liter TDI and the 138Hp (140PS) 2.0-liter TDI.
In Germany, buyers can order the new Beetle Convertible from November with prices starting at €21,350 (US$27,600 at today’s rates).