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2012 Volkswagen Beetle - First Test

We put the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle and Beetle turbo through our usual battery of tests to find out how they perform.


 


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2012 Volkswagen Beetle - First Drive
Senior Editor Jonny Lieberman gives his driving impressions of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1107_2012_volkswagen_beetle_driv e/ Edited by: Corey Denomy





Old vs New: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
We compare the design of the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle to that of the original icon. Shot by: Duane Sempson Edited by: Duane Sempson





2012 Motor Trend Car Of The Year! Picking A Winner
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our week long Car Of The Year competition, and find out which contender wins the title of 2012 Motor Trend Car Of The Year! Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/1201_2012_motor_trend_car_of_the_ye ar_contenders_and_finalists/ Shot by: Jim Gleason, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomey Directed by: Mike Suggett Edited by: Jim Gleason





2012 Motor Trend SUV of the Year - Competition Overview
Find out how the Range Rover Evoque was chosen as the 2012 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year with this behind the scenes look at the 2012 SUV of the Year test program. FOR THE COMPLETE STORY on why we picked the Evoque as our 2012 Sport/Utility of the year, click the links below: http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/suv/1112_2012_suv_of_the_year_land_rove r_range_rover_evoque/ http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/suv/1112_2012_suv_of_the_year_contender s/





2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Review and Road Test
Check out my other videos! http://vid.io/xqoB Who is Alex? Find out here! http://vid.io/xqoF Redesigning retro is a herculean task. You need to change the vehicle enough to be worth the effort, meanwhile maintaining an iconic retro theme. If you don't change enough, shoppers won't see a reason to trade in their old flashback for the new time capsule. Change it too much and you're left with a caricature. The task is so daunting that few even attempt it. (Just look at the one-hit-wonders: PT Cruiser, HHR, SSR and Thunderbird.)VW on the other hand is different. After all they continued to build and sell the same Beetle with minor tweaks for 65 years straight. If anyone can tweak retro and convince people they need it, it's VW. Sure enough, 2012 was the best Beetle sales year since 1973. As a chaser to VW's revived retro-mojo, the Beetle is now offered sans-top and VW tossed us the keys to a brown-on-brown model for a week so we could get our 70s on. Can you dig it? This Beetle, like the old "New Beetle," sells on nostalgia and cutesy-bubbly good looks. In fact, the first words anyone utters upon seeing a Beetle are: "aww, its cute." See the problem? How many guys buy "cute" cars? Recognizing the problem, VW set out to "butch things up" with the second generation FWD Beetle. The bubbly-fenders, round headlamps and "smiling" hood lines haven't left but they have been joined by VW's corporate "Gillette" grille, sharper corners and more "masculine" tail lamps. (Or so I'm told.) The redesign also adds an incredible 3.5 inches to the Bug's width and 5 inches to the length. The extra length means the Bug's side profile is no longer semi-circular, something of a loss for retro fans. The wider stance and crisper creases do make Herbie look meaner, but the ginormous fenders make him look fatter as well. Sorry '70s fans, our chocolate brown Bug didn't come with a built-in CB radio. Burn! Instead shoppers will need to get hip with the 21st century, VW style. Base drop-tops get an AM/FM radio, single slot CD player, Bluetooth speaker phone/audio streaming and VW's USB/iDevice interface (MDI). Working your way up the ladder, the next stop is the touchscreen audio system which adds HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and am MP3 compatible CD reader (why is there no 1990s edition?). You won't find a air-cooled engine in this Beetle, this isn't the '50s. Base Beetles (and the '50s and '70s edition models) use VW's refreshed 2.5L inline 5-cylinder engine which gets a 20 HP bump to 170 at 5,700RPM while torque creeps up to 177 lb-ft at 4,250 RPM. VW mates the 5-banger to a 5-speed manual and for an extra $1,100 you can opt for the 6-speed automatic. If you need more shove, you can opt for VW's ubiquitous 2.0L turbo, good for 200 ponies and 207 lb-ft of twist. A first for America (as far as I know), VW's topless cruiser can now be had in oil-burning form with the same 140 HP 2.0L TDI powerplant as the Jetta. Both 2.0L mills are mated to VW's slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission or for $1,100, VW's latest 6-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission. How well the Beetle accelerates and handles is unlikely to matter to prospective convertible shoppers. I'm not kidding. There isn't a drop top I can think of that has better performance metrics than its hard-top donor car, that's just the nature of the beast. Convertibles are all about open air motoring and style, something thee Beetle, despite all of its flaws, still has in spades. VW's infotainment options feel like they are stuck in 1990, the lack of power front seats and automatic climate control irk me to no end, and the 2.0L engine needs a testosterone injection, yet the Beetle's topless charm is enough for me to overlook its flaws. There is only one problem: Herbie's still cute. Go figure. Music by Kevin MacLeod





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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Launch Edition Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.





Porsche Turbo vs VW Beetle - Top Gear - BBC
The Porsche 911 turbo and an ageing VW Beetle go head-to-head in an extraordinary one-mile drag race - through the air! Richard is in the Porsche and must cover the distance on the ground while the Beetle is dropped from a helicopter. Which will win? The Porsche or gravity? Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Topgear Top Gear YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/topgear TopGear.com website: http://www.topgear.com Top Gear Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topgear Top Gear Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBC_topgear This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.





VW Beetle Turbo 2012 Test Drive & Car Review by RoadflyTV with Emme Hall
VW Beetle turbo 2012 by RoadflyTV with Emme Hall. Test Drive and Car Review. Volkswagen Beetle New Beetle http://www.roadflytv.com/vw-beetle-turbo-2012.html





2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo - Drive Time Review with Steve Hammes
Drive Time review of the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle turbo by auto critic Steve Hammes www.DriveTime.cc @DriveTimeVideos





2013 VW Turbo Beetle - Full Boost Road Test!
This is the new, new VW turbo Beetle Coupe. It's been beefed up to look tougher and has been upgraded with lots of up-scale trim bits and features. It's fun to drive for sure...but, is the new look handsome enough for a dude to own? You be the judge. Don't forget to subscribe and share! Music track: Lucas with the lid off by: Lucas





2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle turbo is about 120 pounds lighter than the 2012 VW Golf GTI. Both VW cars share the same 2.0L turbo engine. So is the 2012 Beetle turbo faster? Check out this first drive review as we test the new 2012 Beetle in the rolling hills of Virginia.





2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Snap Orange Limited Edition Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
Those who follow the saabkyle04 facebook page already know this but this is my girlfriend's car. She bought it at the end of last year for a better traveling car going back and forth to pharmacy school rotations. She still has the '94 Mustang I filmed a while back. This was just a fun, more comfortable, and fuel efficient vehicle better suited for traveling while things needed to be repaired on the Mustang. Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth look at the 2002 Volkswagen Beetle Snap Orange Limited Edition. During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHANNEL SEE BELOW: In this channel you will find in depth reviews/tour of automobiles from all over the world, presented in a more detailed fashion than ever before. Basically, this gives the viewer the chance to view the most detailed 1st person look you can get without going to an actual dealer yourself! Every video is consistent in the way I present so viewers know what to expect in my presentations. I treat every vehicle with the same respect whether a 1960 Chevrolet Impala SS or the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. I film all types of vehicles from past, present, and future while broadening the knowledge of the automotive enthusiast. You will see everything from vintage, brand new, exotic, mainstream, old, etc. I am very proud of this channel and have built it up from amateur videos years ago to what you see today. I wanted to share my love for the automotive world with the rest of the world. Be sure to explore the massive video variety, have fun and enjoy The Driver's Seat of YouTube! FIND ME ON THE OFFICIAL SAABKYLE04 FACEBOOK PAGE FOR CONTINUOUS UPDATES ON WHAT'S TO COME AND INTERACTING WITH OTHER FANS! http://www.facebook.com/pages/saabkyle04/315743567772





2012 VW Beetle Test Drive & Review
Rosenthal's Steve and Sarah explore the newly redesigned 2012 VW Beetle. The new Beetle or " Bug " has been changed to look more aggressive and sporty. Volkswagen has given the new Beetle a new interior as well as available options.




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