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(from Press Release) VOLKSWAGEN THE LIMITED-EDITION BEETLE GSR AT THE CHICAGO SHOW

• Classic 1970s’ serves as inspiration for the GSR™

• Beetle boasts a 210 horsepower engine

• On sale in the Fall as a model

• Limited edition of 3500 worldwide

• Leather-trimmed seats and unique GSR trim out the interior

Wolfsburg / Chicago. Forty years ago, the version of the classic Volkswagen made its debut. Called the GSR Schwarzer Renner or “Yellow Racer”), the vehicle was based on a and was instantly recognizable by its color Just 3500 units built and they are now collectors’

Today, at the Chicago Auto Volkswagen of America, Inc. homage to that 1970s’ with the world unveiling of the Beetle GSR. Striking in and black, just like its the GSR also debuts an uprated of the award-winning EA888 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder TSI® that generates 210 horsepower. engine will be fitted to the GLI and Beetle Turbo during the model year, boosting power by 10 hp.

With this new Volkswagen has re-interpreted the 1970s GSR for the era. The bodyshell of the 1973 was painted yellow, while the trunklid, and bumpers were in matte black. The look was out by black trim strips the side windows and black panels. Yellow and black old and new: the body and the R-Line® on the new GSR are predominantly yellow, the hood is black, and the trunklid, roof, and the mirror caps are all black. The new car has stripes with “GSR” above the side skirts and a rear spoiler to complete the The stance of the new car is very different, as it on 19-inch “Tornado” aluminum-alloy shod with 235/40 compared with the original 15-inch steel wheels and tires, which were common even on sporty back then. The new GSR also silver-painted brake calipers.

Then as now, the GSR features a interior with a yellow/black sport seats, and a leather steering wheel. The new GSR is a lot more however. The black-trimmed leather seats and high-grip leather wheel both have yellow stitching, for example. interior changes include an dash pad, a GSR shift a leather handbrake lever, and floormats with contrasting embroidery. A badge on the steering is marked with the special-edition (1 through 3500) to emphasize the of the car.

Forty years ago, the GSR had all of 50 horsepower, enough to give it the performance for a sporty compact of the But the modern world demands more under the hood. The new 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.6 and to reach an electronically governed top speed of 130 mph. Most the engine delivers peak from as low as 1700 rpm, smooth, effortless acceleration in all the The GSR is standard with a six-speed transmission, but a dual-clutch DSG® automatic transmission will be an

Just like its predecessor, 3500 GSR models will be more than half of will be sold in the U.S. the GSR is based on the Beetle Turbo Sunroof and Sound model, it comprehensively equipped with the Premium Audio System; a sunroof; Keyless access push-button start; Bi-Xenon with LED DRLs; LED license-plate heatable front seats; connectivity; a Media Device (MDI) with iPod® three-color ambient lighting; pedals; and three auxiliary that include a clock a stopwatch function and a boost The Volkswagen Beetle GSR will go on in the fall as a 2014 model; will be announced closer to

About Volkswagen of America,


Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Germany. Volkswagen’s operations in the States include research and parts and vehicle processing, distribution centers, sales, and service offices, financial centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the largest producers of passenger and Europe’s largest automaker. of America sells the Beetle, Convertible, Eos, Golf, R. GTI, Jetta, Jetta Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and vehicles through approximately 600 U.S. dealers. Visit of America online at www.vw.com or to learn more.

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