The Volkswagen Beetle is now on sale with either a 2.0 litre 140 PS TDI turbodiesel engine or a 2.0 litre 200 PS TSI turbocharged petrol engine and both new versions are available with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearboxes.
The 2.0-litre PS TSI 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. It is capable of 0-62 mph in just 7.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 139mph.
The new TDI comes in either mid level Design or top line Sport trim. 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, 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.
A range of optional equipment is also available on all Beetle models, including Keyless Access, satellite navigation systems, bi-xenon headlights and a selection of different alloy wheel designs. Prices start at £16,600 rising to £24,505.