Some special cars reflect the fundamental attitude of their owners – the new Beetle Cabriolet is such a car. Driving this Volkswagen shows that the people inside really enjoy a sporty design, colors and driving with the top down. Even ordering the new Beetle Cabriolet will be a cult act for most buyers – because many more options are available to express your individual taste than ever before: five standard equipment versions are available (“Beetle,” “Design,” “Design Exclusive,” “Sport” and “Sport Exclusive”) as well as three special models (“50’s Edition,” “60’s Edition” and “70’s Edition”). Continue reading ‘New Beetle Cabriolet with legendary design and sporting appeal’
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Volkswagen is on a little tear when it comes to dressing up the Beetle lately. Yesterday’s announcement of their new “As sun as possible” campaign focuses on the 50s, 60s and 70s special editions of the Beetle Cabriolet. Now we’ve got the limited edition Beetle GSR. Stemming from the Rally days of the 1970’s, the Beetle 1303 S emerged. The 1303 referenced the type and not engine displacement and was also known as the Super Beetle. The GSR stands for Gelb-Schwarzen Renner or Yellow-Black Racer. Back then “styling” was considered “tuning” hence the yellow and black livery and no real power advantages.
As it was then, the 2014 Beetle GSR gets a nice styling makeover and a bit more power at 210hp. 3500 we’re made between December 1972 and February of 1973. Todays Beetle GSR will also have 3500 on hand worldwide. About half should hit U.S shores at $26,500. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Beetle GSR hits the Chicago Auto Show’
Volkswagen is starting its first new-format digital campaign to coincide with the market launch of the Beetle Cabriolet. “As sun as possible” is the motto of the campaign in which six young trend setters share their experiences during a tour of Hawaii in the new Beetle Cabriolet using social networks and websites. On the same occasion, the Beetle website is being re-launched and there are new advertising motifs for print media. Continue reading ‘Beetle Cabriolet heads out on Hawaiian road trip’
The Beetle! – it is the successor to an automotive icon. The new car is considered the sportiest Beetle ever. Now Volkswagen is showing, in an Asian premiere at Auto China in Beijing, how this sportiness can also be transferred to a Beetle with pure electric drive. The E-Bugster was specially designed for this mission: a two-seat Beetle speedster, 85 kW in power, 0 to 100 km/h in 10.8 seconds, with zero emissions yet the sharpest of proportions. Continue reading ‘The Volkswagen E-Bugster’
Guitar and amplifier specialist Fender has long been a respected name among musicians. By the time of the Volkswagen Beetle’s world premiere in April 2011, the US audio brand had also made a name for itself in the automotive field: Fender sound engineers developed sound systems exclusively for Volkswagen, which – with the market launch of the Beetle – will now be offered worldwide. CNET.com, an American consumer web portal, named the Beetle’s high-quality Fender audio system the “Best-sounding car stereo” of the year 2011. Continue reading ‘CNET awards VW Beetle with Car Audio System of the Year’
Still in a “design study” phase, Volkswagen offers up a look at the Beetle R on U.S. soil. Will it make it to production? Would it sell at a price tag similar to the Golf R’s $34K? One could easily reach these performance levels with APR software and a few add-ons. Do we like it? Yes, and the interior is superb. Continue reading ‘Beetle R Concept debuts at the LA Auto Show’
The completely newly developed Beetle from Volkswagen is the star of the Beetle Sunshine Tour, for which thousands of visitors are expected to come to the Baltic Sea shores at Travemunde on 13 August. On the show stages along the boardwalk, the 200 PS powerful Beetle of the 21st century is to be seen ten weeks before its market launch in October. It will be supported by live music by the Volkswagen Sound Foundation: Jenix, Feinkost and Wilhelm Tell Me will be playing in the Brugmanngarten. Continue reading ‘The Beetle and bands rock on the Baltic Sea shores’
Here we go… Again a lot to late. Rumor has it that the VW Beetle R will pump out 270hp from the same TFSI engine that will go in to the Golf R.
The Beetle R version has been mentioned from the debut but a price point of roughly $27,100 Euro for the 200hp TFSI model where will the R fit in? Continue reading ‘VW Beetle R coming with 270 HP’