2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible First Drive VWVortex — Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio

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5 December 2012

Almost Beetle Convertibles have built over the last 40 – 234,000 of those were New Convertibles alone. Few automotive are as recognizable as the Beetle Convertible and newest version is no exception. It draws people to it wherever it with lots of people cell phone pics of friends next to it and people us with their Beetle We spent the day driving the new Beetle around the Los Angeles and Malibu and came away impressed.

when you remove the roof an automobile, you end up compromising the main of the car. This forces to come up with creative to try and bring the rigidity back the chassis. Volkswagen used hot-formed steel in two key locations – the A-pillars on either side of the and in the B-pillars just to the rear of door. Combined with key high-strength steel cross cross plates and heel this new Beetle Convertible is than 20% stiffer than the old New Convertible. One of the first things journalist looks for in a new convertible is how vibration and flex occurs – manifesting itself in cowl near the A-pillars and in the steering Truthfully, some convertible are downright terrible in this as adding things like high-strength steel is both and time consuming during So this new Beetle Convertible is good when it comes to flex (or the lack thereof) hardly a vibration felt in the or through the steering wheel. Is it as as the hardtop coupe? No, but we’ve yet to any convertible that pulls off and this Beetle Convertible up there as one of the best.

The soft-top folding roof is a layer affair with ability to block outside and weather. With the top up, the interior is quiet with very insulating qualities. This new doesn’t require any type of latching mechanism, you simply the button located next to the view mirror and the entire mechanism folds down in than 9.5 seconds at speeds up to 31 Likewise, to close the roof you pull on the same button and the will close itself in 11 including electronically latching at the base. Windows automatically when you open the roof and after the roof is done Trunk space is up 2.1 cubic over the old New Beetle Convertible and space isn’t any different the top up or down, saving all of us the hassle of if anything is in the way when you want to the roof. Overall it couldn’t be any

Out on the road the Beetle Convertible nearly identical to the hardtop Handling is similar, ride is the same and the only perceptible is that the convertible feels a tad which also makes it more substantial. The additional 200 of weight in the convertible versus doesn’t seem to take away from the handling as the car soaks up bumps well yet provides a sporty ride is flat in corners with little drama. All convertibles get the fully independent rear aiding the handling and ride.

the top down, windows down and deflector stowed away, noise isn’t as bad as you would VW spent some time in the tunnel making sure the air in and around the passenger compartment was With the windows up and wind screen setup in the back you can ride with the top down little fuss and hardly any intrusion at all. Just that the wind deflector renders the back seat Luckily the wind deflector up into a compact piece has a stowage tray on the top of the trunk it out of your way.

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To celebrate the launch of the Beetle Volkswagen will have special launch editions the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s Each one pulling inspiration style trends during decades. The all-black 50′s features a beautiful gloss paint with tan interior and cool retro wheels. The Edition features a retro-inspired blue paint called Blue with a matching blue and black interior. and our clear favorite is the 70′s with a beautiful Toffee metallic paint, tan convertible chrome mirrors and the 18″ dish The 70′s Edition looks and will likely sell out given the extremely low numbers offered. Only 450 50′s 250 60′s Editions and 100 70′s will be available. The 50′s and Editions come with the inline-5 engine while the Edition is available with the turbo (we’re not exactly what the logic is there, but oh Scoop them up while you can – VW may more if there is demand for it.

Volkswagen will offer the Convertible with the same choices available in the hardtop including the TDI engine which is a in this segment. The 170hp inline-5 is available with a automatic only while the and 2.0l TDI are available with six-speed manual or six-speed Trim packages align with the hardtop Beetle a few miscellaneous items that may be options (like HID headlamps). starts at $24,995 and runs up to for the 60′s Edition Turbo. You can your own on Volkswagen of America’s using their configurator and are arriving in dealerships already.

Overall we like the Beetle and consider it a well thought-out to a cultural icon for the VW brand. already scheming on a project car – a wide-body version. Hmmm….

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Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio
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