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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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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 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





Final Day at Flat Nasty Off-Road Park! Part 5 - 2014 Ultimate Adventure Week
Purchase the official action-packed UA 2014 DVD at: http://www.offroadpowerproducts.com/c-3194-petersens-4-wheel-off-road-magaz ine-ultimate-adventure.aspx For the last day of Ultimate Adventure 2014 General Rick Péwé had something special in store for the group to play at Flat Nasty Off-Road Park. Finally back on dry land after days of mud and muck the group encounters plenty of trails to test both the mild and the extreme. The first trek of the day took them to the bottom of a dry, rocky riverbed. The rocks and traction proved to be a welcome novelty before the day ended with a run up some particularly nasty obstacles named Momma Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Event coverage and photos at: http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-adventure/ Catch the entire week of 2014 Ultimate Adventure on the Motor Trend Channel November 17th through November 21st with a new video premiering each day! Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/





Tearing it Up in Pike County Illinois & Final Road Day! Day 4 - 2014 Ultimate Adventure Week
Purchase the official action-packed UA 2014 DVD at: http://www.offroadpowerproducts.com/c-3194-petersens-4-wheel-off-road-magaz ine-ultimate-adventure.aspx After rolling in under the shine of headlights the previous night the group is ready for another trail day in Pike County, Illinois situated near the Hopewell Winery. With steep climbs covered with still more slick mud the crew attacked the Atlas Trail beginning with a twisty hill climb called the Pin Ball, then the rocky boulder crawl called Bad Dog where wheel speed, suspension travel, and plenty of power are a necessity. After climbing Atlas they must tackle The Mystery Trail featuring a crawl through a creek and ending with an obstacle known as the Can Opener. Next up was another road day eventually leading the group out of Illinois and into Missouri the final official state of this year’s Ultimate Adventure. Oddly, until day 7, no ferries or ferry crossings had been encountered by the clan, but that was quick to change. Event coverage and photos at: http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-adventure/ Catch the entire week of 2014 Ultimate Adventure on the Motor Trend Channel November 17th through November 21st with a new video premiering each day! Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/





Road Test: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle





2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Review and Road Test
Check out more videos: http://vid.io/xqoB Upcoming reviews: http://vid.io/xqxl Best cars in 2014: http://vid.io/xqxe 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





Real World Test Drive 2012 Beetle
V-W has given the Beetle testosterone injections, hoping to put some hair on its chest and some men behind the wheel. Grant Winter takes us for a Real World Test Drive in the NEW new Beetle.





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 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.





Test driven: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line Turbo
We test the Volkswagen R-Line Beetle turbo Manual on the windy mountain roads of Arizona's Apache Trail. Full review at www.TestDriven.TV





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.





2012 Volkswagen Beetle - Feature Tour
A thorough guide to the features of the all new 2012 VW Beetle.





2015 Volkswagen Passat B8 & VW Passat Wagon/Estate/Variant REVIEW test drive all-new Magotan
Acceleration of the two Diesel versions as single video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn9D8Crnw-0 Background text (German or use google translator): http://www.autogefuehl.de/2014/10/13/neuer-volkswagen-passat-b8-und-vw-pass at-variant-testbericht/ This is our comprehensive test drive review of the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Passat sedan and then & VW Passat Variant (Germany), Estate (GB) or Wagon as you call it in the US (can't say right now if the wagon will come in the US.). The Passat is also called Magotan (similar, but built there) in China. Videos: http://tv.autogefuehl.de German Blog: http://autogefuehl.de http://facebook.de/autogefuehl Recommended: http://newcarz.de





2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ There's nothing else quite like the the 2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe. It polarizes people. It makes a strong statement. Tom Voelk takes a look at this very unique vehicle that takes Land Rover into uncharted territory.





1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle (VW 1303) Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Review, and Test Drive
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive variety! In today's video, we'll take an up close and personal, in depth look at the 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle. 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 educational videos 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! New!! Official Website For Saabkyle04! www.saabkyle04.com 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





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