Posted Jun 12th 2012 9:59AM
Volkswagen has added diesel power to its new-but-not-New Beetle for the 2013 model year, and the oil-burning Bug has now been officially priced at US$23,295, not including the (*)$770 destination charge. That price reflects the base TDI model with a six-speed manual transmission.
Moving up the line, there are two higher trim levels – one featuring a sunroof and the other equipped with a 'roof and navigation – priced from $24,895 and $26,195, respectively. The Sunroof model adds Volkswagen's Premium VIII radio, and the nav-equipped trim comes standard with the automaker's premium Fender audio system. A six-speed automatic transmission is available with all three trim levels for an additional $1,100.
The Beetle TDI is powered by Volkswagen's tried-and-true 2.0-litre turbo-diesel inline-four engine, good for 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. In the bubbly hatchback, this engine is estimated to achieve 7 L/100km (32 miles per gallon) in the city and 5.7 L/100km (41 mpg) on the highway.
Look for the 2013 Beetle TDI to hit Volkswagen dealerships in August. Scroll down for the full details in the automaker's press blast.
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FUEL-EFFICIENT BEETLE TDI® CLEAN DIESEL COUPE PRICED FROM $23,295
The only Clean Diesel offering in the compact coupe category goes on sale in August
Volkswagen's sixth TDI® Clean Diesel model available in the U.S.
Herndon, VA - Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the Beetle TDI® Clean Diesel coupe. The Beetle TDI is the third model in the Beetle lineup and joins the 2.5-liter five-cylinder and 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline models, which launched to great acclaim in 2011. The Beetle TDI features VW's 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine that produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with a manual transmission, the model has manufacturer fuel economy estimates of 41 mpg highway and 32 mpg city.
Three trims are available with the TDI® Clean Diesel powertrain. All models feature a standard six-speed manual transmission with Volkswagen's acclaimed six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission as an option. All three are very well equipped, with standard features such as power windows with one-touch up/down; cruise control; V-Tex Leatherette seating; front-center armrest; the "Käeferfach" secondary glovebox; Bluetooth® technology; leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with audio controls; three-color ambient lighting; auxiliary instrument package; Keyless entry with push-button start; SiriusXM Satellite Radio®; and a Media Device Interface with iPod® cable.
The base TDI model comes standard with unique 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, all the equipment listed above, and an interior and exterior chrome package. The standard RCD310 audio system has an AM/FM radio, CD player, Bluetooth® technology, SiriusXM Satellite Radio® and eight speakers
TDI with Sunroof
This model adds a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof and Volkswagen's touchscreen Premium VIII radio to the Beetle TDI trim.
TDI with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation
In addition to the above features, the top model includes the RNS 315 navigation system and the award-winning Fender® Premium Audio system.
All prices exclude a destination charge of $770.
News Source: Volkswagen