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2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Coast Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.2 sec15.6 sec @ 91 mph26/33/26 mpgCar and Driver

2017 Volkswagen Beetle

#PinkBeetle Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.3 sec15.6 sec @ 89.1 mph24/33/---- mpgMotor Trend
Dune Convertible1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.9 sec16.1 sec @ 86 mph24/31/26 mpgCar and Driver
Dune Convertible1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.4 sec15.7 sec @ 88.9 mph24/31/29.6 mpgMotor Trend

2016 Volkswagen Beetle

Denim Edition Convertible1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.6 sec15.8 sec @ 89 mph25/34/26 mpgCar and Driver
Dune Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.4 sec15.6 sec @ 90 mph25/34/24 mpgCar and Driver
Dune Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A8.0 sec16.2 sec @ 90 mph25/34/29.8 mpgMotor Week

2014 Volkswagen Beetle

GSR Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.0 sec14.8 sec @ 96 mph23/31/24 mpgCar and Driver
GSR Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.3 sec14.8 sec @ 94.9 mph23/31/---- mpgMotor Trend
R-Line Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.7 sec15.3 sec @ 94 mph23/31/27 mpgCar and Driver
TDI Diesel Convertible2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6M8.9 sec16.9 sec @ 82 mph28/41/34 mpgCar and Driver

2013 Volkswagen Beetle

APR Super Beetle Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M3.9 sec12.6 sec @ 110.2 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend
TDI Diesel Convertible2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A9.3 sec17.3 sec @ 82 mph28/41/36 mpgMotor Week
TDI Diesel Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6M8.1 sec16.2 sec @ 85 mph28/41/45 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo Convertible2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.7 sec15.0 sec @ 94 mph21/30/23 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo Convertible2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.8 sec15.3 sec @ 92 mph21/30/22 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo Convertible2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6A6.3 sec14.9 sec @ 94.4 mph21/29/---- mpgMotor Trend

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2.0T Turbo Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6A6.3 sec15.0 sec @ 95 mph22/30/22 mpgCar and Driver
2.0T Turbo Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6A6.3 sec14.9 sec @ 94.7 mph22/30/---- mpgMotor Trend
2.0T Turbo Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6A6.6 sec15.2 sec @ 95 mph22/30/---- mpgMotor Week
2.0T Turbo Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.3 sec14.9 sec @ 95 mph21/30/22.4 mpgRoad & Track
2.5L Hatchback2.5L I-5FWD6A8.5 sec16.5 sec @ 85 mph22/29/20 mpgCar and Driver
2.5L Hatchback2.5L I-5FWD6A8.8 sec16.7 sec @ 83.7 mph22/29/---- mpgMotor Trend
2.5L Hatchback2.5L I-5FWD6A8.9 sec16.8 sec @ 83.1 mph22/29/24.2 mpgMotor Trend

2007 Volkswagen Beetle

Triple White Convertible2.5L I-5FWD6A8.8 sec16.7 sec @ 84 mph19/28/19 mpgCar and Driver

2004 Volkswagen Beetle

GLS 1.8T Convertible1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.7 sec16.2 sec @ 87 mph21/28/21 mpgCar and Driver

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

GLS Convertible2.0L I-4FWD6A12.4 sec18.9 sec @ 73 mph19/26/23 mpgCar and Driver
GLS Convertible2.0L I-4FWD5M11.0 sec18.0 sec @ 71 mph21/28/---- mpgMotor Week

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

Turbo S Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.7 sec15.0 sec @ 90 mph20/28/18 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo S Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6M7.1 sec15.2 sec @ 91.6 mph20/28/---- mpgMotor Trend
Turbo S Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.6 sec15.3 sec @ 94 mph20/28/26 mpgMotor Week
Turbo S Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6M7.6 sec15.8 sec @ 87.7 mph20/28/23.3 mpgRoad & Track

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

HPA Motorsports GT6 Hatchback2.8L Twin-Turbo V6AWD6M4.25 sec12.99 sec @ 102.41 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

GLS 1.8T Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.6 sec15.9 sec @ 88.4 mph22/28/---- mpgMotor Trend

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

EIP Supercharged Beetle Hatchback1.8L Supercharger I-4FWD5M7.0 sec15.0 sec @ 92 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Week
GL Hatchback2.0L I-4FWD4A12.2 sec18.4 sec @ 73.9 mph20/26/---- mpgMotor Trend
GLS Hatchback2.0L I-4FWD5M9.7 sec17.3 sec @ 77.7 mph21/28/---- mpgMotor Trend
GLS 1.8T Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.3 sec15.9 sec @ 88 mph22/28/25 mpgCar and Driver
GLS 1.8T Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.2 sec15.6 sec @ 91 mph22/28/28 mpgMotor Week
GLS TDi Hatchback1.9L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD5M11.1 sec17.9 sec @ 75.1 mph35/44/---- mpgMotor Trend

1998 Volkswagen Beetle

Bugster Speedster2.0L I-4FWD5M8.7 sec16.6 sec @ 82 mph20/27/---- mpgMotor Trend
Hatchback2.0L I-4FWD5M9.7 sec17.2 sec @ 78.9 mph20/27/---- mpgMotor Trend

1964 Volkswagen Beetle

1200 Hatchback1.2L H4RWD4M29.5 sec23.3 sec @ 56.5 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend

1962 Volkswagen Beetle

EMPI Hatchback1.4L I-4RWD4M19.3 sec20.8 sec @ 62 mph----/----/---- mpgRoad & Track

About Volkswagen Beetle

There is no other car in the world that has a great tradition than the VW Beetle. It has a long and colorful history, its basic appearance has never been changed for many decades, and the car is still looking forward to providing good service to its future customers.

Despite its rounded lines, the VW Beetle is still captivating the hearts of people around the world, even in our modern times. Rather than make compromises and follow the crowd, the Beetle is still making statements. This is perhaps the legacy of the VW Beetle – it is our link from the past and into the future.

A Short Glimpse at VW Beetle’s History

Volkswagen Beetle 0-60The Beetle is commonly called the Volkswagen Bug, but officially, its maker calls it the Volkswagen Type 1. It is a two-door four passenger, economy car with its engine at the rear. Volkswagen has been manufacturing and marketing the VW Beetle since 1938. So far, there is no country in the world that has not seen a VW Bug running in its streets.

The concept of this car came from a very historical figure – Adolf Hitler. He wanted a cheap and simple car that will be affordable to the masses in Germany during the years before World War II.

He enlisted car manufacturer Porsche in 1934 to design and create this people’s car to his strict standards. It took Porsche until 1938 to get the final design of the first rear-engine car ever.

The Bug survived the war and all the succeeding years. To date, there are approximately 21,530,000 units of this car made and sold around the world. It still holds the remarkable distinction of being the longest-running and the most manufactured vehicle from a single design platform in the world.


The current VW Beetle has the following specs which you may want to know:

Engine – 170 horsepower, keyless ignition, 110 cu. in. displacement, 9.60:1 compression ratio.

Engine Specs

  • Cylinder configuration – I-4
  • Drive type – front wheel
  • Engine size – 1.8 liters
  • Horsepower – 170 hp. at 6,200 RPM
  • Number of valves – 16
  • Fuel – regular unleaded
  • Torque – 184 lb.-ft. at 1,500 RPM
  • Transmission – 5 speed manual


Although the current VW Beetle is not remarkable in the area of all-out performance, it finds a good balance between efficiency and fun. You are given three different engine options, each of which is equipped with either automatic or manual transmission.

The new VW Beetle has a new 1.8 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, replacing the old naturally aspirated 2.5 liter engine. There is also a new Beetle R-Line replacing the Beetle turbo for 2014. This variant provides 210 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. torque.

Whatever Beetle variant you choose, you will have a car that is able to corner well, with no unwanted body roll even in more energetic outings. The convertible models are more flexible but a touch heavier.

It doesn’t matter if you have a turbocharged and a dual-clutch transmission Beetle, you will feel the fun and simplicity when you are behind its wheel.

Fuel Consumption

The VW Beetle offers a number of ways to achieve fuel economy from its three different choices of engines. For instance, the Beetle TDI Clean Diesel, with manual transmission is rated at 31 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon in the highway.

The convertible is a bit lower by one mile per gallon in both city and highway driving. With the automatic, the rating is the same with the manual and the convertible’s rating is also the same as its manual counterpart.

The 1.8 liter turbocharged VW Beetle is rated at 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg in the highway. Its manual coupe version rates at 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg in the highway.


The VW Beetle was given good marks by nationally recognized testing agencies. For example, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS has given this vehicle mostly top-tier ratings, with top ‘good’ scores in almost all categories.

Meanwhile, the NHTSA or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rated the hardtop version of the car with five star overall, four stars in front and rollover ratings and five stars in side crash. This is proof of the reliability and soundness of the car’s structure.

The VW Beetle is equipped with standard safety features which include front, side and curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control, and active headrests. You are provided with easy sight lines when in traffic because of its good visibility through its windows, and its large rearview mirror.

With all its standard features and remarkable specs, it is no wonder that the VW Beetle can hold its own in the midst of more modern looking cars. You will be in good company if you invest in this car because it seems that its well-respected traditional features are still pulling its share of car buyers worldwide.

For more information about VW Beetle, visit the official VW website.

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