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.
“The system’s excellent sound and its unbeatable price made the premium product this year’s winner,” explained the editors of CNET at their website. The award-winning Fender sound system is available in the Beetle at a price of 650 euros.
Lying at the heart of the Beetle Fender system is a 10-channel amplifier with 400 Watts of output power. Delivering full and detailed audio sound are four tweeters with neodymium magnets and high-end fabric domes, two woofers with dual voice coils, and two with a single voice coil. And as the icing on the cake, there is a subwoofer with a dual voice coil in an enclosed bass box that is located in a space-saving place in the boot.
Customers choosing the premium sounds of the Fender system in the Beetle also get interior ambience lighting with three-color adjustment. Additional chrome accents around the loudspeaker grilles are attractive as are the distinctive Fender logos on the mirror triangles and on the bass box.