2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible debuted today at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show but we got to drive it before it broke cover along the ocean in California. The new Beetle Convertible carries on a decades long tradition of topless motoring and this newest Beetle plays on the VW Beetles reputation with three special addition cars that include a 50's 60's and 70's theme. Check out this first drive video review as we bring you the new car in all of its editions from the sunny beaches of Southern California.
2013 Volkswagen Beetle vs Eos Convertible snowy 0-16 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle convertible
and the VW Eos are cars tailor made for warm and sunny destinations like
California and Florida. While the VW Beetle convertible has a soft top that
folds down for topless driving fun, the Volkswagen Eos has a hardtop that
also folds down in a ballet of engineering prowess. Both car will seat 4
people and both cars are front wheel drive. Both cars of course offer year
round driving fun but how do these convertibles fare in the cold North when
the snow starts to fly and the roads freeze. We decided to find out by
putting both convertibles to the very first TFLcar 0-16-0 MPH test, as well
as our brand new snowball performance roof test in another fun TFLcar
BMW reveals its future designs with the i8 & i3 concepts debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new BMW i8 sports car and i3 city car
are future of BMW design according to the company. The two electric cars
were hit the stage at the 2012 LA Auto show debuting BMW's upcoming
designs. Both concept cars are electric. The i3 Coupe Concept uses a 170 hp
electric motor to power the rear wheels. The lithium ion battery back is
placed low in the floor for best weight distribution.The i8 Roadster
Concept pushes the electric fun factor to the maximum. The i8 uses BMW
eDrive system that combines a turbocharged combustion engine with an electric
motor and battery for a combined 354 hp.
Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept crushes the stand at the 2012 LA Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept
SUV looks like it could eat rocks for breakfast but in fact the beast
conceptually use a"hydro-tech converter" to convert water into hydrogen for
very green fuel cell power. Perhaps a better way to look at this crazy
earth roaming monster is as a concept that might in the year 2025 replace
the current G wagon. The Ener-G-Force is packed with new technology or at
least the ideas of new technology. Check out this exclusive TFLcar video to
learn more about this monster MB concept.
Watch the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Debut at the Chicago Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR is the newest
performance VW on the dealer lot.The new, limited-edition 2014 Volkswagen
Beetle GSR debuted at the Chicago Auto Show with a distinctive yellow and
black paint scheme that is sure to make Bumblebee jealous. With a
production run of just 3500 units worldwide, this sporty version of the
Beetle harkens back to the GSR (Gelb Schwarzer Renner or "Yellow Black
Racer") introduced forty years ago. The Vw Beetle GSR marks the debut of
the new EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged
inline four-cylinder TSI engine which generates 210 horsepower. You'll also see
this engine on the Jetta GLI and Beetle turbo for the 2013 model year and it'll give them
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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
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.
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 70s - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2012 LA Auto Show
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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
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2014 Mercedes E550 Cabriolet Test Drive & Luxury Convertible Car Video Review
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Mercedes E550 Cabriolet you get impeccable German engineering and super
high quality materials. This is a fantastic touring machine in its own
rite. A base E-Series car starts at $51,400 and the E550 Cabriolet tested
here starts at $67,300 but the price can balloon with additional added
packages and options.
The engine powering the E550 Convertible is a twin-turbo 4.7 liter V-8 that makes 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft. of
torque. Fuel economy figures are 17 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the
highway. The great thing about this engine is a large torque curve. All
that power and torque are necessary though as the E550 Cabriolet weighs a
hefty 4048 lbs.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet has a couple of great features to
improve comfort of the passenger. The first is a system called AIRCAP which
is essentially a spoiler on top of the windshield and a deflector behind
the rear seats. These 2 automated parts work together to push the air flow
p and over the passenger compartment minimizing wind. The second feature is
the AIRSCRAF system which is a set of vents integrated into the head rests.
These vents produce warm or cool air for the drive and front passenger.
The Mercedes E550 Cabriolet has a split personality. You can drive the car
in ECO or Comfort mode which makes the car loft around on the roads. But
switch the dial to Sport and the entire car wakes up and performs
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