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 Fiat 500 Abarth Convertible makes Sexy Topless debut at the LA Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Convertible
makes a very sexy North American entrance at the 2012 LA Auto Show thanks
to topless supermodel Catrinel Menghia. Check out his exclusive TFLcar.com
video as the newest and perhaps most naught model in the growing Fiat 500
family rolls unto the stage in LA and makes a sexy entrance thanks to
Fiat's sexy super model. In this video you get a revealing sneak peak at
Catrinel Menghia who stars in a new commercial for the Fiat 500 Abarth
Convertible. Not only do you get to check out the car but we catch up with
Catrinel Menghia and ask her how these very successful North American Fiat
commercials have changed her life.
2014 Ford Fiesta ST debuts in a cloud of Ken Block smoke at the 2012 LA Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST debuts at the
2012 LA Auto Show in a cloud of smoke thanks to the drifting talents of
race car driver Ken Block. Check out his exclusive TFLcar.com as we take
you up close and personal to the debut of the brand new 2014 Ford Fiesta in
Los Angeles. And what would a debut be without some tire shredding drifting
from Ford Rally race car driver Ken Block who demonstrates that really do
need an all-wheel-drive car to really smoke the back tires as the new
Fiesta and Fiesta ST make their world wide debut in LA.
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.
The Very First Dodge Viper revealed & how it got its name
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 SRT Viper is the 5th generation of
the iconic American sports car. In fact you may not know this but the very
first Viper Roadster wasn't even a V-10...it was a V-8. Welcome to
TFLcar's Viper week. Over 5 days we'll be featuring a new Viper video every
day. Today we continue with a video that profiles the very first Viper
Roadster of them all, as well as the new Viper's Chief Powertrain engineer.
Why? Because he's one of the few engineers that's been with the Viper
program at Dodge since 1989 when the very first Viper Mule was conceived
and built. Check out this video to learn about the early days of the Viper
and how it got it's name.
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Review and Road Test
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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.
Music by Kevin MacLeod
2013 VW Beetle Cabriolet review
The 2013 VW Beetle Cabriolet is the best looking one to date. Gone is the
chick-car image, this is a versatile and capable convertible.
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 70s - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2012 LA Auto Show
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 70s - Exterior and Interior Walkaround -
2012 LA Auto Show
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2013 Beetle Convertible Press Release - LA Auto Show
Los Angeles, Calif. - The latest Beetle has been an instant success for
Volkswagen since it went on sale in September 2011 as a 2012 model. And
that success will continue with the introduction of the Beetle Convertible,
the sportiest and most dynamic version of the iconic softtop seen so far.
Ever since the type 15 Convertible from 1949, the Beetle has been one of
the most popular open-top cars built. More than 330,000 examples of the
first Beetle Convertible were manufactured over a 32-year span, while
another 234,619 New Beetle Convertibles were produced in an eight-year
The New Beetle Convertible was not a straight copy of the original, but a
reinterpretation and development of it. And that's the case with the
third-generation Beetle Convertible. Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer,
Volkswagen Brand says: "Retro is not our thing: we are always looking
forward. Volkswagen has reinterpreted the Beetle Convertible's timeless
design with a sportier and more dynamic silhouette, just as it did with the
Beetle Coupe. The car is substantially wider, has a longer hood, and has a
more upright windshield that sits further back than before. The standard
rear spoiler reinforces the car's sporty look."
Beetle, Beetle TDI: Fiat 500c, Mini Cooper Convertible
Beetle turbo: Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang Convertible, Mini Cooper S
Source: Volkswagen Media, media.vw.com
2014 Mercedes E550 Cabriolet Test Drive & Luxury Convertible Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/mercedes-benz/e-class/2014/?id=32972 With the
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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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.
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Test Drive : 2004 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Video 4 of 4 I'm uploading today! In this video I give a short tour and
test drive of the 2004 VW beetle convertible. 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 show the car idling as well as take it on a thorough test drive
through the city and highway on various surfaces. I also demonstrate the
convertible top. A thorough drive of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.