When the first Beetle rolled off the production line, it was simply called the Volkswagen—"the people's car"—but its distinctive shape inspired nicknames across the globe: Beetle, Käfer, Vocho, Coccinelle, Fusca, or Maggiolino! In total, 21.5 million cars were sold, making it the most popular car manufactured off a single platform of all time.
More than 60 years later, in 1998, the "New Beetle" rekindled the spirit and imagination of the original for a new generation of Volkswagen owners. This second-generation version sparked another round of "Beetle Mania".
Now, the third-generation of the internationally beloved Beetle is ready for prime time, going on sale in the United States this fall. There will be two models at launch: the Beetle and the sporty turbo. In 2012, a TDI® Clean Diesel will go on sale, which is likely to be the most fuel-efficient Beetle ever made.
MVS - 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. We will
take a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior
features and everything else in between.
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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.
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo - Reef Blue!!!
Here's my look at the 21st Century Beetle turbo. Think I may have gotten the acronym for
the electronic differential wrong but otherwise it's spot on. Oops!
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Beetle turbo - Reef Blue!!!
Volkswagen Beetle 2012
The new Beetle is out and we just had to test the icon so we sent Bob off
to find out if it's any more butch than the last one. Find out how he gets
2012 VW Beetle Review
dohc I51 turbocharged dohc I42 turbodiesel dohc I43
Size, liters/cu. in. 2.5/151 2.0/122 2.0/122
horsepower @ rpm.
170 @ 5700 200 @ 5100 140 @ 4000
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm. 177 @ 4250 207 @ 1700 236 @ 1750
Availability Standard Standard Standard
EPA City / highway mpg
5-speed manual 20/28 --/-- --/--
6-speed manual --/-- 20/28 NA/NA
6-speed automatic 20/29 --/-- --/--
6-speed automated manual --/-- 22/30 NA/NA
1. Base, 2.5L. 2. 2.0T turbo. 3. TDI.
Engine Key: l/cu in. = liters/cubic inches; ohv = overhead valve; ohc =
overhead camshaft; dohc = dual overhead camshaft; I = inline cylinders; H =
horizonally opposed cylinders; V = cylinders in a V configuration; W =
cylinders in a W configuration; rpm = revolutions per minute; CVT =
continuously variable (automatic) transmission; NA = not available; "--" =
measurement does not exist.
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City N/A MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy N/A MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 14.5 gal
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
Front Headroom 39.4 in
Front Hiproom N/A in
Front Legroom 41.3 in
Front Shoulderroom 55.3 in
Passenger Capacity 4
Second Headroom 37.1 in
Second Hiproom N/A in
Second Legroom 31.4 in
Second Shoulderroom 49.0 in
Curb Weight N/A lbs
Height, Overall 58.5 in
Length, Overall 168.4 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Tread Width, Front N/A in
Tread Width, Rear N/A in
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft
Wheelbase 99.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.2 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Tire Size 215/55R17
Rear Tire Size 215/55R17
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