While everyone is waiting for the Beetle TDI version to debut next week in Chicago, German tuner Je Design has prepared an upgrade package for the existing 2.0 TFSI version. The package includes a pretty cool exterior upgrade, as well as the addition of 40 HP under the hood.

The new Beetle already looks the part with its new, more masculine design, so the exterior didn’t need much. Je Design only added an attractive rear apron insert with a diffuser, a centered air duct, and a new steel muffler with a round 90 millimeter large twin tailpipe. The car now sits on a new set of 19" alloy multi spoke wheels painted in an exclusive black "Tornado" finish. The new wheels can be combined with new suspension springs with a progressive characteristic and a sporty spring constant.

Under the hood, Je Design has tweaked the ECU to increase the output from 200 HP to 240 HP and the peak torque from 206 lbs-ft to 228 lbs-ft. As a result, the Beetle will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds (down from 7.5) and will hit a top speed of 138 mph.

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle by JE Design
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    2.0 L
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    6.9 sec.
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    138 mph
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  (447) posted on 02.22.2012

I am a fan of Beetles and through the years, I had noticed the changes, upgrades, and enhancements they had made on the units. And with those years, they had remained as the pioneer in the Beetle cars. It was a privilege for me to have at least one of their long listed beetles.

  (365) posted on 02.15.2012

I most loved this concept better than Morgan’s model. I find this cute and sophisticated on looks. Not just that because it produces the maximum speed of 138 mph.

  (553) posted on 02.9.2012

It seems that Volkswagen has finally realized the truth, and now they got even better. They have improved the sprinting time of this beetle a second. The maximum speed was 130mph that makes it so cool.

  (577) posted on 02.6.2012

This is the Beetle with a style. The sporty looks gives a nasty idea to have this one. Focusing on the concept alone is not enough. The exterior was magnificent while the interior is very classy.

  (488) posted on 02.6.2012

I love the masculine appeal of this Beetle. I love the added details, especially on
its outer parts. Thumbs-up to Je Design for their successful upgrades.

  (530) posted on 02.6.2012

This model has a proportional balance design to be able to meet the said concept. The white body paint comes with black lining on the front side of the car making it a more aggressive one.

  (3) posted on 02.5.2012

OMG a whole 20 LB/tq?! Other tunes get close to 80 wtq out of the 2.0 tsi.

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