The new Volkswagen Beetle is available to order – we bring you the pricing and specification details for the UK.
Initially, the new Beetle will be offered with a choice of just two petrol engines, with three more power units to follow – including two diesel options.
New Volkswagen Beetle: turbocharged across the range
The new VW Beetle launches with a 103bhp 1.2-litre TSI turbo petrol and a 158bhp 1.4-litre TSI turbo petrol.
Interestingly, the 1.2 will only be offered in combination with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission at first, while the 1.4 will come with a six-speed manual gearbox. Claimed combined fuel economy is 47.9mpg for the 1.2 and 42.8mpg for the 1.4, with CO2 emissions of 137g/km and 153g/km respectively.
In 2012 a 103bhp 1.6-litre TDI turbodiesel, a 138bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel and a 197bhp TSi turbo petrol will complete the full engine line up. The 1.2 TSI will also gain a cheaper six-speed manual option.
Three trim levels, air-con as standard
Three trim levels are available: Beetle, Design and Sport.
Standard kit on the entry-level Beetle includes air conditioning, remote locking and DAB digital radio. Design adds 17-inch alloys, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, front fog lights, alarm and stereo upgrade. Sport goes further with 18-inch alloys, tinted glass, cruise control, sports seats, parking sensors, dual zone air conditioning and gloss black trimmings.
Optional extras include keyless go, satellite navigation, panoramic sunroof and a £495 400W stereo upgrade created in association with Fender electric guitars.
Prices from £16,490, arriving in Spring 2012
You can order a new Volkswagen Beetle now – but first deliveries aren’t anticipated until Spring next year.
The 1.2 TSI is offered in Beetle and Design trim, with prices starting at £16,490; the 1.4 TSI comes in Design or Sport specification, and costs from £19,470.
Further details of the other engines will be announce ahead of their arrival later in 2012.
- See the car in action – watch our first drive video of the VW Beetle
- How did the previous Beetle perform? – see our full test review of this car’s predecessor
- Check out the competitors – more than 40 new medium cars fully reviewed
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