While we were all expecting to see the convertible version of the new generation Beetle at the 2012 Chicago Motor Show in February, Volkswagen has decided to keep us waiting a little bit longer and are bringing a TDI version for the coupe instead.

The new Beetle TDI will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four cylinder engine that will deliver about 140 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional DSG transmission. This setup will deliver up to 50 mpg, making the new TDI version the most economical Beetle ever. Volkswagen has yet to announce whether or not the new engine will be offered in the upcoming Beetle Cabrio, but we’ll be on the lookout for any new details.

Updated 06/11/2012: Volkswagen has announced today prices for the new Beetle TDI - the third model in the Beetle lineup. The model is on sale at a price of $23,295 for the manual version and $24,395 for the automatic one. Also, Volkswagen announced the model has manufacturer fuel economy estimates of 41 mpg highway and 32 mpg city.

2013 Beetle TDI Pricing

Model Price Features
TDI manual
automatic
$23,295
$24,395
2.0L 140 hp TDI® engine, six-speed manual transmission; 17-inch alloy wheels; power windows with one-touch up/down; cruise-control; V-Tex leatherette seating; trip computer; front center-armrest; auxiliary instrument package; keyless access with push-button start; RCD 310 eight-speaker sound system with aux-in and Media Device Interface with iPod® cable; SiriusXM® Satellite Radio; three-color ambient lighting
+ Six-speed DSG® transmission
TDI w/ Sunroof
manual
auto
$24,895
$25,995
(Includes Beetle TDI features)

+ Panoramic sunroof with power tilt and slide

+ Six-speed DSG® transmission

TDI w/ Sunroof, Sound, and Navi
manual
auto
$26,195
$27,295
(Includes TDI w/ Sunroof features)

+ RNS 315 touchscreen navigation, Fender Premium Audio System

+ six-speed DSG® transmission

Destination $770 All Prices Exclude Destination Charge

Source: Autoblog

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7 comments:

  (463) posted on 02.21.2012

This Volkswagen attracts and impressed me the most. The style is very well-rounded, but if this concept can push more, it would come up to better production.

  (429) posted on 01.30.2012

This darling red beetle of Volkswagen was very tempting. It’s more comfortable, especially that Volkswagen keeps this on update. The wheel is just right. It’s proportional. 

  (531) posted on 01.30.2012

This darling red beetle of Volkswagen was very tempting. It’s more comfortable, especially that Volkswagen keeps this on update. The wheel is just right. It’s proportional. 

  (473) posted on 01.26.2012

It’s a beetle in glossy red. I’m sure that the beetle car owners will be more hungry with this teasing beetle. It looks so cool.

  (594) posted on 01.25.2012

I can’t wait to see the new generation of convertible of Beetle at Chicago Auto show. I hope it was also combined with good engine.

  (595) posted on 01.24.2012

This Volkswagen Beetle comes up with their latest beetle craze. This is the most economical beetle in the making. Powered by its 2.0-liter turbo diesel and a four cylinder creates a 140HP. Amazing huh.

  (328) posted on 01.23.2012

What a surprise! I was too eager for that convertible, but now, I am more excited for this coupe to be seen on 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Waiting for more photos of this car! smiley

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