2012 VW Beetle

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.

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2012 VW Beetle Review
http://www.yakez.com/used-cars/2012-volkswagen-beetle ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS 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. FUEL DATA EPA Fuel Economy Est - City N/A MPG EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy N/A MPG Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 14.5 gal DRIVETRAIN SPECIFICATIONS Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive INTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS 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 EXTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS 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 WHEELS Front Wheel Material Aluminum Rear Wheel Material Aluminum TIRES Front Tire Size 215/55R17 Rear Tire Size 215/55R17 used 2012 volkswagen beetle for sale.





Building a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle | Fast N' Loud
Cheap and reliable, the Volkswagen Beetle was an icon of American and European roadways for decades. Richard and Aaron buy a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle. Subscribe to Discovery TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=DiscoveryTV Follow Discovery on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DiscoveryUK Subscribe to Discovery TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=DiscoveryTV





► 2012 VW Beetle CRASH TEST
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. However, the steering column was believed to pose a risk to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Beetle scored maximum points, providing good protection to all body areas. In the more sever side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body areas was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.





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




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